Rose’s Room, First Year Trinity Term, 2019
Wadham College, Oxford University, 2019
Oxford University Music Society posted a signup link to auditions for the university orchestras! I don’t know how good I’ll be but I am excited to be in some group so I can keep playing French horn, and, yay, I took one concrete step towards that!
- Coxed in a regatta
- Got a race klaxoned
- Got shouted at by the Keble coach
- Escaped a fine and getting my license taken away
- Got really drunk multiple times and told people things I probably shouldn’t have
- Stopped getting really drunk
- Went on actual dates!!!
- Found a nice boy
- Had to say bye to nice boy because he has crippling depression and never replies
- Found another nice boy who is always there for me
- Did half the essays I was supposed to
- Decided to apply for vac schemes
- Smoked less
- Started cycling to places
- Got my medication settled
All in all it’s been an okay term for life stuff
i’m really upset because i found out that one of my closest friends in coll said that this girl was pathetic when she had a breakdown in second week of michaelmas and this is the guy who i tell all my problems too and now he probably thinks i’m pathetic too and also how awful to call someone pathetic for having a breakdown in a high-stress environment like oxford.
guess who’s feeling super smug because she got her room for next year changed from a small shitty room in the back of college to a newly refurbished ensuite in front quad???
clue: it’s this gal
Okay so Brasenose is out of the question since they have a common room reserved for Eton boys and David Cameron went there.
Wadham, however, is the best college for languages, hosts theatre in the college garden, is campaigning for less crusty old white men portraits and more women and poc portraits in halls, has pride flags of all types in the JCR and hosts the annual events of “Wadstock” and “Queerfest”.
Guess where I’m applying?
Tonight we’re having a film screening of the classic Bergman film Persona! Come along at 7pm to the Okinaga room of Wadham. Afterwards we’ll be heading to the Kings Arms for a chat about the films relationship to feminism
wadham have let me stay an extra night before interview at the college and are giving me dinner i love them i love oxford i wish i could actually get an offer
might email wadham asking if i could come up on the sunday if the neighbours decide to pull this shit the dy before my interview i will kill them id rather not be here to kill them id rather be in oxford away from my family too
interview at oxford!!!! ecstatic
I wish the Wadham IT services would stop emailing me every day to tell me that my password expires at the end of this month. It just makes me sad.
Finally settled in and unpacked, and so so close to being over my jetlag. I’ve had so much great food already and tried out a couple really awesome pubs like the Three Goats Heads where I tried the oldest bitter (delicious!) in England and the Kings Arm which is 400ish years old. I had my first cider, and I still haven’t been carded but once last night. I visited Blackwell’s (one of the oldest bookshops in England) and had coffee in the yard of St. Mary’s church.
I love being in Oxford and learning about its history. Everything is so old and so new at once, and the architecture is amazing. As the assistant butler at Wadham college said yesterday when telling us about our college’s history, “if only the walls could talk.“ And I wish they could for the number of great minds who have gathered and collaborated here, not least of which including the architect Christopher Wren, and the founders of the Royal Society (who founded the Society in Wadham’s dining hall).
Speaking of Dining Hall’s, I’ve gotta rush to breakfast or I’ll miss the good stuff. Bye!