Hmm… let’s see – oh yus, Cambridge interviews
The answer to ‘so how did they go?!’ is that I enjoyed the day and, purely from my own perspective, I thought they went well. As in – the discussions were interesting and I didn’t have any mental breakdowns. I don’t honestly think that tells you anything at all about my chances of getting in since everyone agrees you can never tell. They just have to pick a limited number of who they liked the most so, um, they’ll do that. And judging on how lovely and intelligent and friendly every applicant I met up there was I don’t envy their task!
Incidentally, Dr Calaresu seemed to understand me well she asked if I’d be blogging about the interviews! So, if you read this, hello *waves* (In the interests of completeness my other interviewers were Professor Abulafia and Dr Sivasundaram – the latter of whom asked me about the history of the Internet ).
Some other important observations are that it’s frightfully easy to spill chocolate milkshake over yourself on a train, and that shoes hurt. No seriously – there’s a reason I wear trainers all the time, and it’s because walking all over the place in shoes make your feet ache.
(Oh dear – should this be filed under ‘School Life’? Methinks I need to rethink my categories…)