I’m sure there was something I was meant to blog about…

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…)

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7 Comments on :
I’m sure there was something I was meant to blog about…

  1. Alex Newman says:

    Another American/British difference: I have no idea what trainers are

  2. Helen says:

    Hope the chocolate milkshake was on the way back, not on the way there….?

    Sounds like it was a successful day, well done Dom…I’ve just looked at the rather terrifying biogs of your interview panel – in there with the Big Boys now, eh?!
    Fingers crossed for positive feedback soon – when can you expect to hear from them?

    Alex – does ‘sneakers’ help? Upmarket sneakers, perhaps….Nikes etc.

  3. Red Dalek says:

    Helen – no, actually it was on the way! But only a little bit

    You hear from early January as far as I understand

    (And yes, Alex, trainers = sneakers, basically – it comes from the idea of it being a ‘training shoe’ for sports)

  4. Nic says:

    Oh, and btw dom – shoes stop hurting after a while I’ve even got "casual" shoes

  5. Marion says:

    "(Oh dear – should this be filed under ‘School Life’? Methinks I need to rethink my categories…)

    How do you find the time to think about other, less-interesting things…

  6. Marion says:

    Do you think Cambridge will mind you didnt get into English Extention..?

  7. Red Dalek says:

    Haha! It didn’t exist, honestly! I was in G&T…

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