Communication from a Cattle Crossing


Eldest granddaughter Immy has just received the following letter:

We are, of course, thrilled.  With the reputation and performance of Oxford, only those with outstanding graduate results even bother to apply, and even then most are turned away.  We can only hope that logistics will enable her to take up the offer.


This is the Immy of Immy and the Dragon fame, of course.  It just shows how useful towards one development it is to befriend a dragon at an early age!  🙂

 

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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25 Responses to Communication from a Cattle Crossing

  1. Wow – what a thrill and a triuph for all concerned… congratulations

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  2. d1nx says:

    Congratulations Immy and Col and family… and Mazel Tov. What a pleasure to read such fantastic news. So much to be proud of. xx

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    • colonialist says:

      Thank you! To add icing to the cake, her very steady boyfriend with whom it was planned that they did Honours at the same university, has now also been accepted at Oxford! That removes a possible dilemma, and now all they need to do is keep up their levels for the last few papers.

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  3. dunelight says:

    Congrats! That is fabulous!

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  4. Congrats to Immy. My Sam enjoyed his time at Oxford

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  5. toutparmoi says:

    What great news! You must be one proud grandfather.

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  6. disperser says:

    Impressive and commendable.

    Went to read a bit about it . . . seems they’ve been around for a while.

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    • colonialist says:

      They have indeed. Claims to be the oldest university in the world are debatable, with Bologna probably being the first of the modern ones. Also, similar institutions in places like Egypt far pre-date it. Oxford is certainly in the top five on most modern lists, though.

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  7. Tom Merriman says:

    Great news, Col. Good luck! 😀

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  8. That’s fantastic news, Col. Congrats to Immy. 🙂

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  9. GP Cox says:

    Best of luck to Immy!!!

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  10. calmgrove says:

    I’ve been looking hard for the expected tongue in cheek but haven’t found it, so shall offer heartiest congratulations to your eldest daughter! Literature, eh? Clearly a chip off the old block. (Now, now, I didn’t say blockhead, please note.)

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  11. Excellent news Col. Congratulations 🙂

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