I'm Jack, a first year physics student who loves quotes, computer games and spending far too much time contemplating the meaning of life. When I'm not completely consumed by these all this however, I also do normal things, like puppetry! (Oh wait...) I also know Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" off by heart and have scored 118/118 on the Sporcle periodic table quiz (and yes I really am THAT sad...)
Just over a month ago now, on June 16th 2017, and at 3 o’clock in the morning, I set off towards Luton Airport on a rather unusual journey. Destination? I had absolutely no idea… In my bag was a bright orange envelope, and in the envelope were three plane tickets to an unknown destination in Read more
Kingswear Station – Devon (Summer 2016) You know, university has made me realise a lot of things I really wouldn’t have expected, for better or for worse. Perhaps the biggest shock though, is that it has made me realise that I’m actually going to find leaving halls almost as difficult as leaving home to Read more
OK, it’s been a while… I can only really apologise for that, I’ve just been so busy the past few weeks it has been totally impossible to get any kind of decent blog post written amongst all the exam stress and other stuff going on. As of my writing this though, I have officially finished Read more
OK, this is a little bit of a weird one. I’ve been thinking for a while now that I’m not really sure exactly where it is I belong any more. Before you take this out of context though I feel like I should clarify a few things. Firstly this isn’t a complaint about university, nor Read more
I was asked recently to sum up being a student here in three words. I doubt I’d be the first to admit that this wasn’t necessarily an easy task, but after much deliberation the words I came up with were “Learning to improvise.” Somewhat appropriate, I think, given the circumstances I was in at the Read more
Did you know that 70% of Christians that go to university will no longer continue to attend church after just one year? I didn’t until last summer when I was at Soul Survivor (which because I’m assuming very few of you will be aware is essentially a Christian youth camp – Yes we really can Read more
OK, so this probably needs a bit of context… Basically, it’s currently lent, the 40 something days between pancake day and easter sunday. Most of you are probably aware, but it’s pretty common for people to “give something up” during this time, the idea being to use the time saved to do something more productive. Read more
I’ve just done something potentially very very stupid… So I have no idea how many of you are aware, but it’s gotten to that point in the year where people in first year have been thinking about the (mostly) inevitable move out of halls and into private accommodation, and with that comes no end of Read more
Well hello there! If you’re reading this I suspect you’re probably thinking something along the lines of “Who is this guy, what is he doing here and why on earth did he take the time to memorise the entire periodic table song?” You probably won’t be all that pleased to hear therefore that I can Read more
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