Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rainy at Heathrow

It's a rainy and windy day today at Heathrow as I depart the UK until January.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lovely day in London

Today was a great day in London, though it was rather cold. Everything is getting cleaned up and fixed up for the Olympics next summer, and everything is decorated for Christmas.

Better Picture

Here's a better picture of todays sunrise, taken in the opposite direction from a nuclear power plant

Cold Morning

It's a very cold morning, but it's clear and the sun is coming up. We're currently on the way to London, but we took the early train because it's cheaper.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Cold Day

Today was a child day, but it was clear apart from a brief rain shower in the late afternoon. Tonight will be the coldest night of the year so far though. But that's definitely preferable to the heavy rain and strong winds that dominated yesterday.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cornmarket Street

A shot of Cornmarket street at dusk on a clear and sunny but chilly and windy day

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Divinity School

This is a view from last Friday night when there were lots of events celebrating Christmas, including allowing visitors into some restricted areas of the Bodleian library for free. This is a view of the roof of the divinity school.

Keble College

This is a view of Keble college as seen from a door of the computer science department. Today is clear and nice, though rather cold.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lovely Morning

Although the sun is terribly low, considering that it's nearly 10:30, it is quite a nice morning with great light on the colleges and the Radcliffe Camera

Yesterday's strike

This is a photo of the Oxford delegation for Britain 's national day of protests over pension cuts as seen from the Hertford college MCR.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Exeter College Chapel

Two different views of the chapel at Exeter today, which was mostly rainy, though pretty warm. The blue sky in that shot is rather misleading

Monday, November 28, 2011

Port Meadow and Christmas Dinner

Yesterday was a lovely day, though a bit breezy. These pictures were taken with the sum low in the sky at about 1:30. By the time of the end of term Christmas dinner, it was quite cold, and this morning were woke up to three first frost of winter.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


This is from yesterday, a pretty sunset over the Thames just after my first race in Christ Church Regatta. Yesterday  started as the coldest time since I've been here, just above freezing, but warmed up to be a pretty nice day. Today was warmer to start but reached a similar high temperature.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Merton College

Merton College is surprisingly large and very pretty once you get inside.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cowley Road church

This rather pretty church is located off of Cowley Road. It's another warm and relatively pleasant day today, nice for a stroll.

Nephthys Regatta

This was taken yesterday shortly after I raced in the regatta (in which my boat was soundly defeated. It was quite a warm day. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Trees in Christ Church Meadow

This was yesterday, the coldest day since I've been here. The view is of trees lining the path from Christ Church college down to the boathouses.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


It's much nicer today, though it's only a bit warmer. This is a view from a computer lab high above Oxford, long to the north northwest toward Port Meadow.

Trees in Christ Church Meadow

This was yesterday, the coldest day since I've been here. The view is of trees lining the path from Christ Church college down to the boathouses.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Thames

The Thames on a remarkably warm and sunny day for November. This is in a town called Goring about 30 minutes by train from Oxford.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christchurch Meadow

Some cows grazing on Christchurch Meadow on a warm and lovely day. It also happens to be the first time I've seen the sun in over a week.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It's long past dark here, but this was the view five hours ago. It's looked more or less like this with varying amounts of drizzle for the past two days.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bonfire Night

Oxford has a pretty good bonfire night celebration.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pretty morning

A beautiful morning with a typical extended sunrise. One of these is a slot of the dreaming spires just before dawn, and the other is of cows in Christchurch Meadow with the colleges behind, taken a few hours later.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


It doesn't look very nice, but it was pretty warm and it never really rained. The weather also made for a pretty cool atmosphere.

Friday, October 28, 2011


This is from a computer lab high above Oxford (at least by Oxford standards) yesterday, when it was rainy most of the day, though never hard. Today, at least so far, is lovely and clear

Tuesday, October 25, 2011



It was forecast to rain quite hard for most of the day, but we seem to have gotten lucky so far because it hasn't rained at all

Saturday, October 22, 2011


It's a beautiful day for rowing on the Thames. The temperature is very pleasant and there's of sunshine, which is a welcome change after the cold and clouds of yesterday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Balliol College

Looking down Broad Street from the city center on a day much like yesterday: sunny but quite chilly.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


All new students must go through a matriculation ceremony to officially become a member of the university.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Port Meadow

Today was cool, though warmer than yesterday. But as you can see here it was quite cloudy all day.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Rowing on the Thames on a cold and overcast day.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Durham Cathedral

A shot of the cathedral in Durham.

Durham Castle

We went up to Durham today, and it has been a lovely day, though fairly chilly. This is a shot of Durham castle, across from the cathedral.

Examination Schools

This is where all of the examinations at the university are taken. Yesterday they had a fair for all of the new students to see all of the clubs available.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Exeter College Hall

This is the hall at Exeter College as seen during dinner a few nights ago. It dates from the early seventeenth century.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gown Purchase

Today is the last nice day for a while and is still a bit cooler than the past couple of days. But tomorrow things take a turn for the cooler and by Wednesday they'll be quite chilly. This is looking down Turl Street at the shop where I purchased my cap and gown

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Beautiful day for a trip to London

Today was a beautiful day that I spent in London. The first picture is the view from the train this morning, the second is the view towards Big Ben from Trafalgar Square this afternoon, and the third is in Hyde Park this morning.