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“The most important thing in fencing is to be persistent and resilient. It took me years of coming last at every competition before I started seeing good results.”Read More
“On arriving in Oxford, I felt like I was walking in a dream that I would wake up from at any moment. Surely everyone could see I didn't belong?”Read More
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“When I got my place, it seemed natural to me as a young carer that the first thing I should do was google ‘Oxford University carers’. ‘Did you mean “Oxford university careers”?’ the search machine replied.”Read More