The Long Vacation

The time between the end of Trinity term in mid-June and the start of Michaelmas term in October is known as the Long Vacation. The Oxford students vacate their rooms and return home or travel, especially to Spain or the Greek Islands. The undergraduates are given lists of books to read, and I was instructed to carry on writing my dissertation. But the reality is that some students take summer jobs, and I would end up doing more copyediting than writing.

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