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    Yeeeeh, well done Gibbon. Wish I had an interest in anything these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    Well for me at least!

    The OU Masters results are in and I got 90% for my dissertation on a reinterpretation of the mosaic cycles in Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

    Quite chuffed with my little self, in the last two years I've had 5 operations and other minor procedures yet never gave up! Champers tonight!
    Well done! And the bloody for hire cycles left around the Basilica Santa Maria are such a nuisance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Well done! And the bloody for hire cycles left around the Basilica Santa Maria are such a nuisance.
    Thanks, and to everyone else. When I first saw BSSM in 2004 you could have the place to yourself, now its overrun with people finding hidden Rome and now you get searched on the way in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    Well for me at least!

    The OU Masters results are in and I got 90% for my dissertation on a reinterpretation of the mosaic cycles in Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

    Quite chuffed with my little self, in the last two years I've had 5 operations and other minor procedures yet never gave up! Champers tonight!
    That's nothing, I'm near to promotion on Fifa 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    I started one many years ago, but soon gave up. I applied for credits for the higher education qualification that I have and was denied, not on the basis of the standard of the qualification, but on the fact that it had been a part time course with day release that didn't last long enough to qualify. It was a two year course with 1 day and two evenings a week.

    At that time the OU wasn't geared towards awarding BSc degrees and very few courses were science orientated. However, I started a course where the foundation course had enough science elements to generate my interest. Note that I passed Physics, Chemistry and Maths at what is now called AS level. The first few assignments proved to be enlightening as the lecturer consistently claimed that I had not answered the questions correctly and were all awarded less than 15 marks apiece. I decided it wasn't worth continuing as science isn't open to interpretation as in other subjects and I wasn't going to concede to the opinion of the lecturer.
    I think you missed the well done to the OP by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    Well for me at least!

    The OU Masters results are in and I got 90% for my dissertation on a reinterpretation of the mosaic cycles in Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

    Quite chuffed with my little self, in the last two years I've had 5 operations and other minor procedures yet never gave up! Champers tonight!
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

    ― Marcus Aurelius

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    That's nothing, I'm near to promotion on Fifa 20.
    whist not in any way detracting from anyone's academic achievements, should we as a nation be celebrating outstanding non academic achievements more?

    Two of my daughters have masters degrees, which I'm clearly delighted about, but I'm also delighted by the fact that I can go to most streets in the village that I grew up in and point to a house that either my father or my grandfather built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    Well for me at least!

    The OU Masters results are in and I got 90% for my dissertation on a reinterpretation of the mosaic cycles in Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. ...I've had 5 operations and other minor procedures yet never gave up!
    I did, during my degree in Theology. Alcohol that is.

    Well done. Enjoy the graduation ceremony. (My daughter's OU ceremony at the barbican was really good).
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    Sounds a pretty substantial achievement, although mosaics in the red light district of Pompeii might have made a more interesting study than those in a church!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Sounds a pretty substantial achievement, although mosaics in the red light district of Pompeii might have made a more interesting study than those in a church!
    Yes, they are quite "interesting"

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