Friday, 13 March 2009
This is really how I feel today.
I've got two weeks until my dissertation is due. I have a lot of work left to do on it. Plus, I've got two other essays that are due in beforehand. There really is much too much to do... but instead of doing it I have a little play online. It's not very productive, but I guess we all need a little break now and again.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The Love & Justice debate happened last night!
As I'm sure you've all heard, we started the debating society at brookes back in September. We had our first 'grand' debate last night at the students union venue - with guest speakers, catering and over 100 people. It was a great success and everyone involved was really pleased with the outcome. The motion was:
This house believes the 'west' has a moral obligation to intervene in the affairs of the 'rest'.
It was upheld with 42 people voting for it and 37 against (there were also people who chose not to vote).
The audience was adequately riddled with a good number of crazies... which always helps keep it interesting. The token Arab who accuses 'you' of ruining the lives of every Muslim, and the old nutter who insists on protesting for the rights of Palestine vehemently... without relating it to the subject at hand. Oh, and I fulfilled the all important role of time-keeper. Pretty exciting.
p.s. the photo i added of me is not that great, the guy is one of my many fans.... no just kidding, he is just a guy from the society.
Gabe and Fred who came to support, and inform people of their scientific fallacies.
Drinks and nibbles beforehand.
Waiting to get started with our awesome logo in the background.
A couple weeks ago, Fred was having some pretty early mornings. He spent three weeks traveling to London five days a week to go to a stats course. Then, on the weekends he would have to get up early again to go rowing. He was pretty hardcore, and I was really impressed. So, we went down to watch him row a couple Saturdays ago. It was pretty impressive, they were very fast and managed to 'bump' the boat ahead of them and move up a division!