Archive for Will Emmons

A night of grilling and ‘thrones’

A night of grilling and ‘thrones’

Posted On: July 12, 2015

Once rowing season ends, my teammates and I get together as much as possible to fight off withdrawals. [...]

Summer reveals a Britain steeped in history and purpose

Summer reveals a Britain steeped in history and purpose

Posted On: June 14, 2015

Every country has a mythology of some kind, and this is theirs: the lush countryside, the quiet life [...]

Conservative victory brings gloom to Oxford

Conservative victory brings gloom to Oxford

Posted On: June 02, 2015

A cloud hung over Hertford College. The weather was bad, to be sure, but the students’ moods were [...]

Remembering Lincoln’s wit and compassion across the Atlantic

Remembering Lincoln’s wit and compassion across the Atlantic

Posted On: April 16, 2015

Born in the middle of North America, he now stands at the epicenter of a foreign power. Even [...]

Embracing curiosity in Lisbon

Embracing curiosity in Lisbon

Posted On: April 06, 2015

The city was built in a valley that slopes into a bay. Most of the buildings have red [...]

Concluding Torpids with a night of tradition

Concluding Torpids with a night of tradition

Posted On: March 26, 2015

The Hertford boathouse reeked of beer. The carpet was stained with red frosting from a Hertford-themed cake, and [...]

Bumping for honor

Bumping for honor

Posted On: March 16, 2015

They call rowing races here “bumps racing,” but the sound you hear is more like a crunch. It’s [...]

A peaceful, reflective night at a college chapel

A peaceful, reflective night at a college chapel

Posted On: February 23, 2015

On Sunday nights, walking back from the library or otherwise, Oxford students can always tell when a college [...]

A confluence of cultures: Watching the Superbowl in Britain

A confluence of cultures: Watching the Superbowl in Britain

Posted On: February 12, 2015

Two Sundays ago, a great meeting took place. It was an exchange of cultures, a marketplace of ideas [...]

A tutor for the ages

A tutor for the ages

Posted On: February 02, 2015

The Oxford tutorial was designed as a civil, rigorous conversation between two people, like a College of William [...]