March 22nd, 2003


userinfo senji
2003/03/22 23:59:00
Like crazyscot I am also now a Magister in Artibus which, given that I am probably somewhat better at the Quadrivium subjects than the Trivium ones, is perhaps apt :-).
From an historical perspective I would now be allowed to teach students, although that stopped being a requirement long long ago now. I am also now a voting member of the University's Senate House, an entirely meaningless honour given that it was emasculated in the 1940's and it's job is now done by the Regent House.
More importantly (in a 'will it change your life' sense), I now get Dining Rights at college :-).
Met a lot of my old cohort in the process, which was good, too.
Someone will now come along and correct half of the above...
Current Mood: [mood icon] pleased

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userinfo dysartes
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2003/03/22 16:13:29
Can I have that translated into English for those of us who don't speak Cambridgian, please.
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userinfo fanf
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2003/03/22 18:02:29
He collected his "Free MA with this degree!" bonus today. And given that pedantry was solicited I feel compelled to say "Cantabrigian".
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userinfo meirion
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2003/03/22 23:47:29
gosh, was it the 1940s that that happened ? i suppose that was the period of history i wasn't particularly interested in, as there was little about voting systems happening :-)

there is still at least *one* use of being a voting member of the senate: we will need a new chancellor soon ...

-m-
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userinfo senji
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2003/03/23 03:16:29
1940s> well, that's what Dr Korner said yesterday, and I expect he was right :-).
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userinfo meirion
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2003/03/23 10:47:22
gosh, that userpic was particularly apposite in that case :-)

(yes, i would imagine that koerner would be right :-))

-m-
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userinfo senji
2003/03/23 11:50:39
I had the advantage of sitting next to him at the Lunch yesterday - and he explained the whole thing to one of the non-MA graduands who was sitting near to us. Do you happen to know what his prefered transliteration of his name is into ASCII (In my time as an undergrad I saw a lot of documents saying `Korner' (sans umlaut), but none authored by him (he usually seemed to use LATeX, which makes it easy of course))?

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userinfo meirion
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2003/03/23 12:25:13
no, i've no idea i'm afraid :-( i'm afraid that i always try to remember to transliterate o-umlaut as oe, but perhaps i should just use whatever the html character code is.

on his webpage i think he talks about "korner's korner" but i think that's got more to do with amusement value.

-m-
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userinfo senji
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2003/03/23 12:53:53
Google suggests to me that &ouml; (ö) is the correct code
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userinfo naath
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2003/03/29 04:48:01
*snerk* I know his daughter... who is going off to Oxford (to avoid being taught by him I suspect)...
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userinfo senji
2003/04/06 10:34:12
Simply going to one of Prof Körner's `Mathematician's Tea Parties' would probably scare a sane and sensible person to Oxford :-).

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