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Life before Somerville

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Abstract


  • Life before Somerville: certainly there must have been such a thing, though it seems

    a foreign country. My background is perhaps ‘unconventional’, although at the stage

    where my trajectory towards Somerville began to sediment, oddly representative of

    the time.

    I was born in 1974 in Dublin, a second child with a brother 4 years senior. There was a

    younger brother to come, 8 years later.

    My parents met at Oxford. My father was working for a BPhil in International Law at

    Pembroke and my mother was doing English at Somerville: there is rather a long line

    of Somervillians in my pedigree. My father decided to enter the Irish Department of

    Foreign Affairs, becoming a diplomat. So they travelled.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Whelan, A. (2011). Life before Somerville. In L. Cooke (Eds.), Somerville College Report 11/12 (pp. 48-53). United Kingdom: Somerville College. http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/cms/files/Somerville%20College%20Report%202012.pdf

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2701&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1696

Book Title


  • Somerville College Report 11/12

Start Page


  • 48

End Page


  • 53

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/cms/files/Somerville%20College%20Report%202012.pdf

Abstract


  • Life before Somerville: certainly there must have been such a thing, though it seems

    a foreign country. My background is perhaps ‘unconventional’, although at the stage

    where my trajectory towards Somerville began to sediment, oddly representative of

    the time.

    I was born in 1974 in Dublin, a second child with a brother 4 years senior. There was a

    younger brother to come, 8 years later.

    My parents met at Oxford. My father was working for a BPhil in International Law at

    Pembroke and my mother was doing English at Somerville: there is rather a long line

    of Somervillians in my pedigree. My father decided to enter the Irish Department of

    Foreign Affairs, becoming a diplomat. So they travelled.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Whelan, A. (2011). Life before Somerville. In L. Cooke (Eds.), Somerville College Report 11/12 (pp. 48-53). United Kingdom: Somerville College. http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/cms/files/Somerville%20College%20Report%202012.pdf

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2701&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1696

Book Title


  • Somerville College Report 11/12

Start Page


  • 48

End Page


  • 53

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/cms/files/Somerville%20College%20Report%202012.pdf