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    Diary of an MW student - part 59

    I got a funny feeling this month while working on my research paper. It was a familiar yet long-dormant sensation; by no means unpleasant, but…

    22 Apr 2015 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 58

    Every day, I write ‘Research Paper!’ at the top of my to-do list.It’s equivalent to David Cameron writing ‘eliminate national deficit!’ or energy…

    9 Mar 2015 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 57

    Rarely has relief been so palpable as when I found out last month that after three years of working on the third part of the MW examination, I have…

    24 Dec 2014 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW Student - part 56

    Almost six months have passed since the last instalment of my MW diary. Since then, I’ve sold a flat, bought a house, formed a wine trade band called…

    13 Oct 2014 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 12

    12 June 2014 - As a Throwback Thursday we are republishing this four-year-old 12th instalment of Richard's account of his path towards becoming a…

    12 Jun 2014 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 55

    Finally, I seem to be bearing down on an accepted topic for my Research Paper. I have had two consecutive meetings with the long-suffering…

    29 Apr 2014 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 53

    Having decided to move from a dissertation to one of the recently proposed Research Papers (see MW diary - part 51.5), I have spent the last two…

    17 Jan 2014 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 52

    How quickly technology can change. You may have read the recent stories about the latest rollercoasters – it seems that no sooner does the world’s…

    21 Nov 2013 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 51 and a half

    No sooner had I hinted that change was a-comin' to the MW dissertation process than an announcement precisely to that effect was made by the Institute…

    12 Sep 2013 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW student - part 51

    After a self-enforced summer hiatus caused by my May decision to abandon my then-current dissertation project, I am reviving my MW diary shortly after…

    10 Sep 2013 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW Student - part 50

    Dear D,This isn’t going to be easy, for either of us. You and I, we’ve been through so much together. There’s no good way to say this … D, I’m so…

    2 May 2013 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW Student - part 49

    With three months to go before my dissertation is due, I am locked in battle with certain problems that threaten to derail my chances. Many of my…

    1 Apr 2013 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW Student - part 48

    Last month, several dozen MW students went to Bordeaux for their second-year seminar week, just as I did in 2011 (see parts 20 and 21). As I watched…

    11 Mar 2013 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW Student - part 47

    Last week, I unleashed my survey, the research cornerstone upon which my dissertation will be built. My concern now is gathering sufficient responses.…

    14 Feb 2013 Richard Hemming
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    Diary of an MW Student - part 46

    I managed to have an entire conversation the other day without mentioning the d-word once. It was quite a revelation. Usually I always end up blurting…

    11 Jan 2013 Richard Hemming