When I found out there was going to be an ecology/conservation symposium in Cambridge, I quickly registered (after finding out if I could be reimbursed for the registration fee). It was not directly relevant to my project, but being on science and policy, is an interest of mine, and being in Cambridge in the new conservation hub just gave me all the more reason to go for it. I came down a day earlier and am leaving a day later than the duration of the symposium (would have extended my stay if not for meetings) to meet up with friends, and it always surprises me how quickly and easily I just slip back into old 'routines'. Going to the same places (the university centre/grad cafe, Fisher House, zoology department, Peterhouse) along the same roads, meeting up with friends.
I don't just miss the living environment, I really miss the intellectual conversations I had with friends too. I have normalised so much being in Silwood the past half a year or so. Though being exam term, I am definitely not missing the revision fever and accompanying stress.
I have definitely slipped back into consuming copious amounts of caffeine (meeting people and the symposium also keeps us well watered and fed) to stay awake and staying up to do work.
I'm a Nature-lover, aspiring conservationist, and wannabe traveller in search of outdoor adventure.
My interests vary from conservation to education to heritage to Nature (biodiversity & wildlife) to outdoor activities to life in general.
They occupy most of my waking moment.
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