The Symbol of Oxford

I think I have found the perfect symbol of Oxford – the New College sundial: Just like the university, the sundial is an ancient survival from an earlier time – the far distant year of 1999. Many venerable Oxford institutions have similarly truncated antiquity: the Oxford tutorial system dates back to the 1800s, the boat…

To London!

Oxford sits on one of the spokes of London, the largest metropolitan area in the EU. It is inevitable that a some point or other, one will have to visit. ┬áHere’s how it is done. How to get to London Drive (If you can afford a car and a parking space) Bike along the Thames…

Ich imparo multas glossas

One thing that occupies an inordinate amount of my time at the moment is the fact that not everybody writes in English (or alternatively, the fact that I’ve never bothered to learn other modern languages, but I prefer it when my problems seem not to be self-inflicted). (For instance, nothing about this occasion or the…