Trying to keep the blog up with life – here’s a selection of a few recent photos from my phone that I considered worth sharing.
The town is full of history; every building has a story. This is the original charter for our college, on an extremely rare public exhibition – marking the 750th Anniversary of our college’s foundation (1263 is the year that students began studying at Balliol College).
The top left corner, enlarged:
And the top left corner of an English translation:
Soon, it was time to share Balliol with 2/3rds of our MBA classmates at formal hall! Wasif and I welcome everyone, and the Dean (also a Balliol member) says a few words before the multi-course dinner is served.
Matriculation is upon us! Once per lifetime, a person can be admitted to the University of Oxford; never again, as they will remain a member for life. Time to get dressed according to strict rules:
Wasif and I are the only two MBAs that are from Balliol College, but what we lack in number, we make up for in quality, passion, and experience! Our collegemates come from varied backgounds and each have something to teach the others. Here we are, posing just outside the Sheldonian Theater where Matriculation will take place.
Here’s a very quick 10 second video from inside Matriculation:
MS and I are part of different colleges, despite studying at the Said Business School for our MBAs together – here we are at her college, Green Templeton College, sipping some Pimms and about to play croquet.