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Archive for October, 2018

Reading Shorthand

 

Charles Dickens was a shorthand writer before he became an author, and later he modified the standard system and taught it. Some of his exercises remain, but need to be transcribed. Can you make sense of this one?

 

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Take the fiendishly tricky test set by GCHQ (Daily Mail)

 

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We’ve already shown you how to become a Fellow of All Souls. Now we want to enrich you. And either way we want your reflected glory to shine on our League.

Solve These Maths Problems And Become A Millionaire (Breath of Curiosity)

Clay Mathematics Institute’s own list of the problems.

The webmaster has, of course, solved at least one of these problems, though there is not enough room in this post to write the proof.

 

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First Results 2018-2019

 

Well done to our new Results Secretary. Visit our Results Page to see the first league table of the 2018-2019 season.

Thanks to all team contacts for supplying results quickly. Please, though, both sides agree the scores before sending.

 

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Want to be a Fellow of All Souls?

 

Is it money for old rope, although, from the look of things, not much money?

Here’s the college page on how to do it.

At the bottom of that page are links to past papers, but just to help here are a couple:-

All Souls General Paper

All Souls Politics Paper

And here are two newspaper columns which claim to offer advice:-

Oxford University has the ‘world’s hardest test’ — here’s how to answer the questions

(Independent)

Is the All Souls College entrance exam easy now? (Guardian)

 

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League Matches Start Wednesday 10th

 

You can check your first, and all subsequent fixtures, on our Fixtures Page.

 

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New English words quiz

 

These words entered the OED in 2016, do you know them yet?

New English words quiz (Inews)

 

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