Up early and Robin, Flo, Xavier and I went to Oxford to attend college open days and the talks about choosing mathematics. Robin looked after Xavier all day – meeting us for lunch – whilst I accompanied Flo. Only one in four or five of the very able applicants get into Oxford, but it was still an incredible thrill for me to walk through the doors of the mathematics department with Flo, knowing that she was a credible candidate. It was very helpful for her to clarify in her mind the precise course and college that she wanted to apply for – and she’s been very philosophical about it, if she doesn’t get in then Oxford isn’t the right place for her and somewhere else is. Of course that didn’t stop her falling in love with the place today.
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