I definitely definitely did not get enough sleep last night, but thankfully caffeine tablets to the rescue once again. Bad habit developing.
Lots of biology in the morning, including a very rapid tour of the cell cycle (which curiously omitted mitosis). At least I found some simple pleasure in recognising the topic being presented, which was a nice change. This was followed by an equally whistle-stop look at the process of inflammation, and the symptoms one would expect to see in relation to it.
Because of the pace, we had an extended lunch break and made our way back to the main campus, spotting a pool room in the central Union building. Naturally, we spent the rest of the time there, with highly elevated trash talking relative to the quality of the shots being taken. I seemed to play in fits and starts, most of the time being fairly useless but then occasionally potting two or three in a row very quickly. I enjoy pool for the lightheartedness of it really, it's a fantastic social game, even if everyone playing is admittedly rather rubbish.
Another student seminar in the evening - even though both times I've felt like the idiot in the room, these do seem to be immensely valuable. Simply having topics explained in a much less busy setting, in a different way, with different graphs is so conducive to good learning, and probably necessary at this level. Because these guys have been through it once, they've been able to trim the fat and take the guesswork out of learning the right amount of detail.