Hi! My name is Alice, and I’m doing the Part III Master’s in pure math(s) here in Cambridge this year. It’s split into three 8-week terms (Michaelmas, Lent, and Easter), and during the first two terms, we take math classes. The third term, as far as I can tell, is preparing for the year-end examsContinue reading “Part III during Lockdown III”
As we head into our first date of easing restrictions next week with U.K. schools reopening, I have been taking some time to reflect on some of the uniquely positive side-effects of life in Cambridge during lockdown and the pandemic in general. Daily life has undoubtedly become a bit more monotonous over this stretch ofContinue reading “Reflecting on unique opportunities fostered by the pandemic”
by Sal and Anna, February 11, 2021 Sal: Throughout the year, we have enjoyed nightly runs around Cambridge. We’ve run everywhere from Cambridge’s city center, where we pass buildings hundreds of years old, to outside of town, where fields with sheep and horses surround us. Our runs started with requiring navigation from Anna’s phone toContinue reading “the running zoo 🐸 (and other pandemic adventures)”
January 27th, 2021 Thomas Freitag Following a quiet holiday season in the United Kingdom, I was sad to see that the nation would be under lockdown for the majority of the Lent term. As one of the few Churchill Scholars not working in a laboratory, I knew that this would ensure most of my educationContinue reading “New Year, New Term, Same Lockdown”
January 23, 2021 Michael Xiao My experience in Cambridge has been a generally enriching one so far, despite the realities of the COVID-19 situation. Today, on a rare snowy day, I reflect back on my decision to come to Cambridge. In doing so, I came across a paragraph that I wrote in my application essayContinue reading “A Dichotomous Situation”
Hello everyone, apologies for my lateness in writing this blog! I have been re-adjusting to life in Cambridge after a fantastic winter holiday in the States. Spending three weeks in New Mexico, I took every chance that I could to soak up the snowy landscapes and winter sunshine. I have posted a picture of oneContinue reading “Returning to Cambridge- Updates on lockdown, research, and goals for this term”
January 1st, 2021 Jamie Lee Michaelmas term, which officially concluded on December 4th, felt like a sprint to the finish line — most of my courses (which are all taught) such as Probabilistic Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Robotics, had assignments due in the past few weeks. Despite the cumulation of work, many of theContinue reading “Coming Home to the States”
I was supposed to write about a month ago and I am normally the one who makes sure someone posts each week, and I felt like I couldn’t do that when I was behind. So, sorry readers. I was originally supposed to write about the week of Nov 28-Dec 5 and that week was aContinue reading “In the Lockdown Interim”
December 23rd, 2020 Azim Dharani When applying for the Churchill scholarship, I was told to look forward to conducting cool research, exploring Europe, and eating late night kebabs with new friends. While the people and kebabs have been great here, I’ve realized that one of the most rewarding and least talked about aspects of studyingContinue reading “Embracing discomforts”
As a student at the Sanger Institute, a nonprofit research organization that has partnered with Cambridge University to act as the degree granting institution, my experience of Cambridge and the pandemic has probably been somewhat different from my peers’. For one, I take a taxi 8 miles south of Cambridge to the village of HinxtonContinue reading “Studying at Sanger”
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