Dr. Meaden, I must say I was thrilled to stumble across your profile. It’s been a dream of mine to be a medieval archaeologist and study at Oxford ever since I was seven. While I’ve been getting closer to becoming an archaeologist, I doubt I’ll be able to study at Oxford, being a yank and all and not the valedictorian of my class. In the meanwhile I’m almost done getting my B.A. in European history; I’ve taken a field school in historical archaeology, two archaeology internships, and am taking French, German, and Latin courses. If I am lucky, I’ll find a study abroad medieval archaeology program for next summer or my senior year. Anything else you might suggest? And is there a specific concentration within archaeology that you focus on?
Hello Dr. Terence Meaden , Thank You for the welcome , i am glad to find this page , my englisch is so bad , i must learn more the next month , allways i was a freethinker, humanist & Skeptic , before 1989 in GDR and now to , let's see what there comming .
We wish you well, Andrea, with your desired career in and following vetinerary medical school.
Yes, there are good scientists on Nexus, and absolutely everybody on Nexus has a high level of commonsense. That's what it takes to be an atheist: deep commonsense.
Hi, thanks for the comment. I read physics at St Catz some years ago :-)
And I never believed a word of my Catholic upbringing from since I can recall - and this must be some achievement as I lived in Rome right next to the Vatican. But my grandfather was a devout communist who hated priests, so I guess there was a balance. Sundays were devoted to black and white movies in the local cinema, rather like the film Cinema Paradiso. By he age of about 8 I'd invented my own meditations... but that's another story :-D
Howdy from Texas. Thank you for the greetings and welcome. I'm a graduate of Texas A&M University, located in College Station, Texas. I received my degree in History and minored in Business. I was fortunate in that with an undergraduate degree in History you essentially choose half the classes yourself to receive your degree.
I took a variety of classes. From science to engineering. I even saw Mrs O'Hare speak once. I had heard she was a colorful speaker and it was true. She was also very well educated. I honestly believe that she spoke that way just to get the "other side" all up in arms. If that was the case, it worked.
But I also realized that, "in the tween the two shall never meet." At least not in our lifetime.