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Anyone like to climb on Saturday? I'm driving up from Exeter so can meet m4 m5 area, and have all my gear with me. Would obviously need to meet and then drive back. Weather looks good.
Mary
5:24 PM, 14/08/14
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Mary: yes, though I need to be in work for 4pm. Bristol would be possible..
George
6:12 PM, 14/08/14
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Anyone fancy a country and raw blues gig tomorrow night at the James Street Tavern just off Cowley Road? Gig starts about 8pm so maybe drinks before at the Cape of Good Hope of the Fir Tree?
Mike
9:08 PM, 14/08/14
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Mike: how late does it go on, and how much is entry (if not free?). I'm very tempted, but busy early evening (and should probably be productive the rest of the evening..).
Dave A.
10:36 PM, 14/08/14
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"Mike: how late does it go on, and how much is entry (if not free?). I'm very tempted, but busy early evening (and should probably be productive the rest of the evening..)." -- Dave A.
I imagine it'll be a couple of hours, that's two bands playing. It's free entry as well. Come along!
Mike
7:26 AM, 15/08/14
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I'd be keen... What time does it start?
Dave M
9:22 AM, 15/08/14
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Oops, just read the post properly... 8pm!
Dave M
9:23 AM, 15/08/14
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I also imagine we will be there till fairly late even if the bands have stopped playing... So we'll see you there Dave A?
JBooys

11:40 AM, 15/08/14
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I'll come too if work goes well. See you later!
Mark C
11:45 AM, 15/08/14
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" So we'll see you there Dave A? " -- JBooys

You might well, at that Happy
Dave A.
11:49 AM, 15/08/14
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Does anyone know of the fir tree does food? If so I'll suggest we meet there from about half 6?
Mike
1:40 PM, 15/08/14
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I know they do Pizzas on some days. I know they don't on Monday, not sure about Fridays. In any case, I won't join you for food (dinner plans already), but I'll hopefully come find you in James St.
Dave A.
1:48 PM, 15/08/14
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Probably join you too
Will B
5:39 PM, 15/08/14
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Update.. We're at the rusty bike instead!
Dave M
6:36 PM, 15/08/14
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For future reference, the Fir Tree do pizza Tuesday to Friday
Niall H.
7:21 PM, 15/08/14
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I haven't yet seen GotG, but would quite like to this weekend. Anyone else in a similar position?
Pete C
12:10 AM, 16/08/14
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Pete, I'd be up for that.

Also, why do I smell of Goat Foam, and what is this "Tinder" doing on my phone?
Will B
12:39 PM, 16/08/14
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Pete, me too
Will, me too
Kerry

1:21 PM, 16/08/14
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Will, Kerry: Awesome; how about today's 19:30 showing at George Street? Others welcome.
Pete C
1:26 PM, 16/08/14
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Sounds good.

Fancy getting food before? Could go to Gloucester Green and nom some noodly goodness.
Will B
1:31 PM, 16/08/14
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Nom nom nom noodles (yes).
Pete C
1:33 PM, 16/08/14
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Sounds good to me Happy
Kerry

1:39 PM, 16/08/14
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Mind if I tag along too? Also I can still taste the goat foam.
Mike
1:42 PM, 16/08/14
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Assume it'll be popular... shall we book tickets?
Will B
3:33 PM, 16/08/14
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"Assume it'll be popular... shall we book tickets?" -- Will B
cool. shall I book 4 tickets then?
Kerry

5:02 PM, 16/08/14
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Sure, go for it

Noodle Nation at 18:30 for food?
Will B
5:10 PM, 16/08/14
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(Just checked with Mike and he's definitely up for it; I assume that, as instigator, Pete still is too.)
Will B
5:14 PM, 16/08/14
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Yup. See y'all at 6:30.
Pete C
5:21 PM, 16/08/14
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Tickets booked Happy
Kerry

5:29 PM, 16/08/14
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Sweet! See you all in a little bit
Will B
5:39 PM, 16/08/14
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I finish nights bank holiday Monday and am then off the Tuesday and Wednesday as well. Anyone fancy a mini climbing trip?
Mary
5:45 PM, 16/08/14
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"When are we going to get online access to the OUMC journal? Wink " -- Robert
Would you be interested in helping with such a project?
Andy
8:20 PM, 16/08/14
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Movie night tonight at mine?
Angus
5:55 PM, 17/08/14
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I am so in the wrong job.
Gillian
5:25 PM, 18/08/14
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""When are we going to get online access to the OUMC journal? Wink " -- Robert
Would you be interested in helping with such a project?" -- Andy

OK, so to expand on this, what I'd need is for people to volunteer to read and correct the OCR of the old ones. Then we'd have searchable text for them, and could even do reprints, etc (that would require some extra work on the images). I've already got scans of the 1920s joint Oxford/Cambridge journals.
For some of our archives which are hand-written then we could consider transcribing them.
Oh, I'd also need committee approval, since we'll be scanning and transcribing material which is still under copyright, and from what I've seen of other clubs trying to do this, you're potentially supposed to get approval from the authors of each of the articles too.
Andy
8:24 PM, 18/08/14
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At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, would anyone like to do routes at brookes at half seven tomoro? Might start taking the hints!

(And well done Sarah and Brian!!! Grinning )
Mary
9:44 PM, 18/08/14
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Isn't it this week that Brookes is shut for repainting?
Dave M
10:49 PM, 18/08/14
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"Isn't it this week that Brookes is shut for repainting?" -- Dave M

Believe so (sorry Mary!) - I think it's being repainted this week, then routes are being set next week. Probably be at least partially open by next Tues, but I'd phone and check.

I'm quite tempted to nip on the train to Reading one evening - would that fit in with your schedule at all?
Will B
11:15 PM, 18/08/14
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Oh - I hadn't seen their latest FB post. Refurbishment cancelled (partially?) Sounds like they might be open for routes after all.
Will B
11:19 PM, 18/08/14
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I'll give them a call tomorrow, see what the score is. If the lead tower is open then I'm up for doing routes, happy to get there for 7:30.
Will B
11:22 PM, 18/08/14
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Oh botheration! I could potentially drive a few people to Reading on Wednesday as working at the JR til five. Or I'm on nights at 11pm Friday so could climb during the day. Silly rota Rolling eyes
Mary
11:22 PM, 18/08/14
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Oops just saw your post. I'll take my climbing kit to the JR just in case.
Mary
11:22 PM, 18/08/14
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I could do Reading for routes any afternoon this week.. .working 6pm til 4am-not a night shift(!) so anytime after 2pm and leaving before 5.
George
5:07 AM, 19/08/14
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Sarah and Brian are home with their baby boy, who is very sweet. Not at all like a howling orange in a wig Wink
 

8:08 AM, 19/08/14
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Whoops that was me
Clare
8:09 AM, 19/08/14
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Will, sorry I've re-checked my rota and I'm finishing late tonight and starting early tomorrow so actually climbing tonight won't really work! Sorry - shifts are silly in A+E, as you can see from Greorge's.

Anyone pubbing tomorrow?
Mary
8:47 AM, 19/08/14
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"I'll give them a call tomorrow, see what the score is. If the lead tower is open then I'm up for doing routes, happy to get there for 7:30." -- Will B

Any news on Brookes situation? I'd be keen for routes tonight if open.

11:09 AM, 19/08/14
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""I'll give them a call tomorrow, see what the score is. If the lead tower is open then I'm up for doing routes, happy to get there for 7:30." -- Will B

Any news on Brookes situation? I'd be keen for routes tonight if open." --


Good new: I asked on FB and got a reply from RS this morning to say that the tower will be open tonight.
Will B
12:20 PM, 19/08/14
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And yes, pubbing tomorrow
Will B
12:20 PM, 19/08/14
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Cheers for the Brookes update! I'll be pubbing too.
Niall H.
1:34 PM, 19/08/14
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HOUSING
Hi outdoorsy people!

I am about to start an MPhil In Environmental Change and Management, and I am looking for housing. Does anyone have a room available (lease or sublet) in their apartments?

Thanks,

CÚline
Celine Jennison

3:18 PM, 19/08/14
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I'm on my lunch break (note time) Rolling eyes

Will come to pub tomoro!
Mary
3:23 PM, 19/08/14
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I want to go to the pub tomorrow Sad

Celine: I just moved out of a place on Ferry Road. They've been building an extension to it, but its apparently nearly done and should be finished in September (I wouldn't recommend moving there until its finished mind). The two people currently living there aren't particularly outdoorsy, but are nice, and they will be looking for 2 people to fill the remaining rooms when the extension is done. I could put you in touch with the landlord if you were interested.
Aileen
3:59 PM, 19/08/14
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Hello Aileen!
Niall H.
6:16 PM, 19/08/14
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Hello Niall! How are you?
Aileen
9:24 PM, 19/08/14
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Knackered! And it's only Tuesday. I'm back in the territory of working out how to fit quarts into pint pots Rolling eyes How're things in Liverpool?
Niall H.
11:43 PM, 19/08/14
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Too much work is bad - don't do it Sad (quarts fit better into pints if you drink half of them first, and pints make everything better Wink )

Liverpool is good, I like doing physics, I just need to get over the too scared to ask what I'm doing thing, so that I can work out what I'm supposed to be doing.
Aileen
11:38 AM, 20/08/14
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Pub 7:30 anyone?
Will B
6:41 PM, 20/08/14
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"I just need to get over the too scared to ask what I'm doing thing" -- Aileen

Yeah, I think you need other people to be too scared to ask what you're doing; you get a lot more done that way Happy
Will B
6:45 PM, 20/08/14
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I should make it to the pub for about 9:15, tho can't stay too long as it appears I have a 13hr day tomorrow again. Hmmm.
Mary
6:57 PM, 20/08/14
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BTW, had a go at the new lead routes yesterday.

There's a 6a where you have to jump backwards for a hold behind your head.

Also, there's been a big change to small bouldering room: there's no longer a roof. The bottom half of the wall starts in the same place, but it's now overhangs at a constant angle until it meets the top half; i.e. the new cross-section is the convex hull of the old cross-section.

Think that might lead to better routes in that room, or at least ones which have a consistent difficulty, rather than easy moves ... stopper move ... easy moves.
Will B
7:41 PM, 20/08/14
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Heading to pub now, because I'm hungry...
Will B
7:42 PM, 20/08/14
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Morning all. Does anyone (in Oxford) have a teeny-weeny one-person tent I can borrow from Monday to Saturday next week? I'm going to Helsinki to see Sesh and Iza and there are camping plans Grinning

Hello Aileen! Don't worry, you'll soon have Liverpool arranged to your liking Wink Found the climbers yet?
Clare
7:52 AM, 21/08/14
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Wow! Great plan Clare. Please give them my love. Grinning I've got a bivvy bag but not a teeny tent.....
Katja
8:17 AM, 21/08/14
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Anyone up for Brookes tonight? x
Katja
8:35 AM, 21/08/14
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"BTW, had a go at the new lead routes yesterday.

There's a 6a where you have to jump backwards for a hold behind your head.
-- Will B


Only if you're too short to bridge... Which the majority will be!
Mark C
8:54 AM, 21/08/14
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Clare - yes, I do! It's rather teeny but you are most welcome to borrow it (on the condition you say hi to Sesh and Iza for me!). I also have a bivvy bag you'd be welcome to borrow.
Bethan
9:11 AM, 21/08/14
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Thank you Kat and Bethan - I will take the little tent please! I'll text you to arrange pick up.
Clare
11:35 AM, 21/08/14
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Cool! I'm away as of tomorrow lunchtime so send me a message and I'll arrange to leave it out for you at the very least! x
Bethan
12:50 PM, 21/08/14
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I'll send the husband over Wink Can you email me at my given name dot surname at learning then the usual Oxford suffixes? Unaccountably I seem not to have your number.
Clare
1:13 PM, 21/08/14
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"I want to go to the pub tomorrow Sad

Celine: I just moved out of a place on Ferry Road. They've been building an extension to it, but its apparently nearly done and should be finished in September (I wouldn't recommend moving there until its finished mind). The two people currently living there aren't particularly outdoorsy, but are nice, and they will be looking for 2 people to fill the remaining rooms when the extension is done. I could put you in touch with the landlord if you were interested." -- Aileen


Hi Aileen, Thanks for your response, I would be very interested in that. Could you forward me some details please? my e-mail for now is cbj37@cornell.edu

Cheers,

Celine
Celine

2:58 PM, 21/08/14
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