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Spotlight on Somerville 5: Primetime for Somerville College Choir, Susie Dent on Goblin-Mode and more

Spotlight on Somerville 5: Primetime for Somerville College Choir, Susie Dent on Goblin-Mode and more

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Commemorating Mary Somerville, a Victorian Woman of Science

Commemorating Mary Somerville, a Victorian Woman of Science

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Interview: OICSD scholar Vanshaj Jain on climate resilience, borders and studying the Law of the Sea

Interview: OICSD scholar Vanshaj Jain on climate resilience, borders and studying the Law of the Sea
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Caroline Murphy Racette

“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.”

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Ellie Newman (2019, MSt Classical Archaeology)

“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?”

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Fin Dove (2018, Music)

“Being part of Somerville Choir is not your typical Oxford choral experience. I'd recommend it to anyone.”

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Katie Bastiman (2016, French and Italian)

“Oxford is always going to throw challenges at you. But the more energy you put in to keeping things balanced, the better equipped you will be to handle those challenges.”

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Pippa Gleave (2018, DPhil Pharmacology)

“Here's my list of 20 things I learned from 2020. First and foremost, it's learning how to dance in a tiny space...”

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