You can feel accepted and 'at home' whatever
your background or beliefs
Oliver, 1st Year
College Research Associate
It’s 8pm and I’m about to start a 12-hour shift at the national COVID-19 testing centre in Milton Keynes. Truckloads of boxes with transparent plastic bags just arrived and a brief announcement is made: 15,000 patient swabs. For now, the mood among the team is cheerful and enthusiastic, but I know it will have morphed into exhaustion and fatigue by the end of the night.
Japan, books, prints, popular culture, unusual scripts and cats: these are the great passions of my life.
Robert Macfarlane, Fellow and Part II Director of Studies in English, on his studies, writing, teaching and research.