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April 16, 2007

Warwick has won the University Challenge, 2007

In case that you missed this, Warwick has beaten Manchester to win the University Challenge in 2007.

It was really close in the last few minutes. I was worried that Manchester would catch up. Thank god we buzzed the decisive question and got it right.

Manchester was the winner in the last year, and for 2007, “we are the champions”.

Well done, Warwick!


December 10, 2005

Clive Owen

Clive Owen is a coventrian!

Biography from Wikipedia

Owen was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, the fourth of five brothers. At the age of three, he was abandoned by his father, a country and western singer. He was raised by his mother and step-father. Initially opposed to drama school, he changed his mind in 1984, after a long and fruitless period of searching for work. He graduated from RADA in 1987 in a class including Ralph Fiennes and Jane Horrocks. After graduation, he won a spot at the Young Vic, performing in several Shakespeare plays. In an incident he later described as "very schmaltzy", he met his future wife Sarah Jane Fenton while they were performing the title roles of Romeo and Juliet. They married in 1995, and have two daughters, Hannah and Eve. They currently live in London.

The 1990s saw him become a regular on stage and television in the UK, notably his lead role in the TV series Chancer and in the West End and Broadway hit play Closer, by Patrick Marber. Owen won critical acclaim for his performance in the 1997 Mike Hodges film Croupier, where he played the title role of a struggling writer who takes a job in a London casino as inspiration for his work, only to get caught up in a robbery scheme. He became well known to North American audiences after starring as The Driver in the BMW films.

Despite public denials, Owen had long been rumoured to be a possible successor to Pierce Brosnan in the role of James Bond. Rumours intensified following Brosnan's admissal that he would not play the part again, but in October of 2005 it was announced that British actor Daniel Craig would take Brosnan's place. Unconfirmed sources stated that Owen had turned down the role to avoid typecasting.

More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Owen


November 17, 2005

Aerial view of campus

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/aerial/

Can you find your department on this aerial view of campus?

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/aerial/

Note: this map is not up to date, so do not worry too much if you cannot find your place


November 02, 2005

TV Licensing

My neighbour next door in Claycroft received a letter from TV Licensing people, and they said he should purchase TV licence now because the Claycroft hall is unlicensed.

Another point was his Claycroft address has been added into a national enforcement team database, and investigations would take place soon.

The letter was actually sent to "The present occupant".

He was puzzled as there was an invisible man watching an invisible TV in his room. (or ghosts , maybe?)


October 05, 2005

Philosophy for Programmers

Writing about web page http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/people/academic/Steve.Matthews/seminar/compsoc.pdf

I just recalled one seminar given by Steve Matthews, and it is still quite amusing. If you are a fresh CS student, this may interest you.


More Steve Matthews's speeches can be found from here:

http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/modules/cs321/opening.html


And more CS fun stuffs are here (you need to be a CS student to appreciate these):

http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~sgm/cs123/fun/


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  • Hehe, actually, I tried hard to figure out which univ had won, but no definite answers. by on this entry
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