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Between 1901 and 1924, Britain arranged for a succession of all-male parties to suffer and die at the world’s most inaccessible and inhospitable extremities. In this short window, both Scott and Shackleton organised two major missions to the Antarctic and Mallory thrice sought the summit of Everest, disappearing during his final attempt.
Moving back into my family home in the British Asian quarter of north-west London, having left Emmanuel, I realised that I had been neglecting the aesthetic traditions of my own community.
When clinical vet students are not in lectures or on rotation around the hospital, they are completing 26 weeks of extra-mural studies (EMS). This means going out and learning from vets in practice about real-life cases.
Emmanuel’s Gordon Glasgow studentship enabled Lewis to study for an MPhil, and he’s now won a prestigious funding award to stay on for a PhD.
As someone with a keen interest in paediatrics, I chose to split my time during my seven-week elective placement between Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London and the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne.
Keen to explore in more depth the ways in which planning practices and policies are shaped by their political and economic contexts, I applied for the Herchel Smith scholarship, which would enable me to study for a year as a Special Student at Harvard University.
Each summer for a number of years the College has been host to a few students from Harvard, who are taking the opportunity to spend several weeks working with academics in Cambridge, as part of the PRISE programme.
When I was 19 years old, during a year out between school and university, I took part in a nine-week Arctic expedition to Svalbard. I am still teased relentlessly by friends for talking about nothing else, which in many ways is completely fair: it was a very formative experience for me.