Trinity Term is the third and last term at Oxford and this is also the last term for my course. I’m a bit sad it is over because I enjoyed it so much. Now I am waiting for the results, but that will take a few weeks. I already have plans but I will share them when it’s appropriate.
This term the libraries were open which was great, besides using the very useful online books and articles available at Bodleian. I will give a quick update of what happened this term.
Trinity Term – My weekly schedule:
It was very similar to before, but I did manage to organise by work better. Besides two essays, I also had revisions and, of course, the exams this week.
Because we learned online, I was able to listen to lectures again and that was very helpful, both for essays and exams.
Trinity Term – How much I read:
This term I studied only British History, the 20th century. I did not read a lot of books, but mostly chapters and a lot of articles too.
I hope that I will be able to visit some museums, but the ones that were relevant are still closed, so that was a bit of a shame. For example, I would have liked to visit the U-boat, which is about 30 minutes from where I live, and, while I didn’t write an essay on WWII, it would have been interesting nonetheless.
Trinity Term – Firsts for me:
The most hilarious thing happened this term. I got up in the middle of the night and wrote down a note, the one you see here: “WWI – votes!”. This is funny for so many reasons, first of all I wrote the note without my glasses on or the light on, so it’s pretty great that I wrote on the notepad and not on the bed-stand. Also, I wrote it in English. I’m wondering if I dream in English or, most likely, my dreams are a mix of Romanian and English. Either way it’s funny.
The point that I dreamed of, the expanding of the franchise after WWI, was great and my tutor commented on that in the essay, which was about the Labour government after WWII. I was drawing a comparison between the aftermath of WWI and WWII. The previous notes on the paper are written before going to sleep, in English, because I only made notes in English for the last 7-8 years if not more.
At the end of the term we had the final virtual get-together and this is my blue cocktail with edible flowers, made for the occasion.
It’s such a shame we couldn’t do this in person, but maybe we will have the chance later in the year, maybe in September.