Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Why Oxford?

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.

175mm x 140mm pen in moleskine


Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Flo is looking rather philosophical about it all. Maths? Wow, not my scene but my eldest son was good at it and ended up doing IT instead of his choice of phys ed.

6/28/2007 12:22 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Flo is the girl in the restaurant above this post! This one was the maths lecturer. I can see the attraction of maths. Flo was thinking of doing maths and philosophy, but discovered it meant skipping applied maths so she now seems to be going for just maths.

6/28/2007 8:59 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Wow Oxford, hope she gets in. My father the Prof was a Cambridge man and i was fascinated to actually see the place he had told us about. He was a Rhodes Scholar or would never have got there. Died the year we were married.
More than you needed to know!!

6/30/2007 11:30 PM  

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