I like having a student-run bar,
because it keeps it friendly and cheap!
Frances, 2nd Year
Official Fellow; Fellows' Steward
Professor of Information Engineering
On leave for academical year 2019-20
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.
Robert Macfarlane, Fellow and Part II Director of Studies in English, on his studies, writing, teaching and research.
Jon Simons explores how the brain helps you keep a grip on reality.