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A Traditional beginning at Oxford University - Matriculation

Last month I experienced one of the many traditions here at Oxford University – Matriculation. Having never heard or done anything like this before, the whole Matriculation phenomenon mystified me. 406 more words


I Start University Tomorrow!

I was just about to get into bed a couple of nights ago when the gown and mortarboard on the back of my chair suddenly caught my eye. 482 more words

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The weekend's adventures

I want to post about last weekend’s adventures, even though the next weekend is round the corner. I have been meaning to write a post for a while. 610 more words


100 and 67.

In 1960 Oxford abolished its Latin entrance exam. In its place it introduced matriculation.

Black ribbons and white bow ties, the below-knee postgraduate gown over starched white cotton; the streets of central Oxford now monochrome with its newest class. 86 more words

New Comer's Dinner

The college organises a new comer’s dinner for all new students. This is where we meet our college advisor, wear our gowns for the first time and have a fancy meal (which is free). 325 more words


Sub Fusc or Subfusc?

Let me be the first to say that I’m no classics scholar. So I may have looked more than a little bemused when Sarah mentioned adding the “Sub Fusc” to our online shop – the proper name, it transpires, for the… 98 more words