We figured it out!

Kayloulee figured out what’s going on with the Cambridge website. They might be dismal, but they’re embracing the finest traditions of Old English literature to express their fortitude in the face of the dismal prospects of academia.

Old English Literature, as enacted, in interpretive dance, on the front lawns of Sydney Uni by Highly and eggs_maledict the other day:1

The Seafarer: I’m all ALONE on a BOAT and I HAVE NO FRIENDS.

The Wanderer: I’m all ALONE on a BOAT and it’s COLD and I HAVE NO FRIENDS.

The Wife’s Lament: I’m all ALONE in a HOLE under a TREE and I HAVE NO FRIENDS.

and for comparison:

The University of Cambridge website for prospective postgrads: You’ll be all ALONE in a LIBRARY and it’s BORING and you’ll HAVE NO COLLEAGUES.

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1. No really, we did. Apparently it was highly entertaining for persons standing outside the library watching us.

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