Why do some people with mental illnesses entertain bizarre and seemingly irrational beliefs that make their lives a misery?
Phoebe Pluckrose-Oliver is in her first year at Homerton College, studying English and Drama with Education. She was brought up in Essex. In her second diary she describes how she’s combining her academic work with producing a new piece of theatre, while enjoying a busy social life.
Michael Kitromilidis comes from Athens and is studying maths at Trinity College. He’s determined to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible during his time at Cambridge. This includes going into a local primary school to help children with Year 3 science lessons.
Phoebe Pluckrose-Oliver, 19, is at Homerton College studying English and Drama with Education. She was brought up in Essex and went to Hockerill Anglo-European College, a state-funded school in Bishop’s Stortford where she took the IB (International Baccalaureate). She’s been passionate about drama ever since she can remember.
Michael Kitromilidis, 18, is studying maths at Trinity College. He’s Greek and went to Athens College, where he enjoyed all his subjects but especially maths and science, languages and music. When he was 15 he decided that he wanted to study maths at Cambridge.
One of the University’s leading student theatre companies will perform preview performances of the Shakespearean comedy ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ in the surroundings of Sidney Sussex College over this August Bank Holiday weekend before they embark on a 3,500 mile trip across the Atlantic.
Visitors to the ADC Theatre have the chance to see some of the UK’s finest comic talent in the making as Cambridge Footlights launch their 2009 tour – Wishful Thinking – this week.
The recent redevelopment of the ADC Theatre has been awarded a Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Award for ‘Best Technical Design and Construction in the East Anglia region’. The award was presented this week at a gala dinner at the University Arms Hotel.