The pleasantness could not be understated. I tried to make the most out of it by walking around Oxford often. Above is a picture taken on the dam of the Farmoor Reservoir.
Most of the summer was spent on a summer project on applications of Lie groups to differential equations. It ended up being a very broad project and touched on basically every aspect of geometry (variational problems, non-Euclidean geometry, …) which I was quite fond of.
Bristol and Cambridge
I went to Bristol for the Heilbronn Annual Conference which I do recommend. In terms of the city, I would recommend going to the top of Clifton Observatory (for free!), walking across the Suspension Bridge and hiking your way down following the River Avon. Noah’s was also a very nice restaraunt.
I also went to Cambridge’s postgraduate open days. I only had enough time to goto Gonville & Caius’s open day which I throughoughly recommend. Taken aback by just how similar Oxford and Cambridge is, I’m increasingly certain I want to go some place other than UK after graduation.Previous oxford post
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