Tom Hashimoto is reading a DPhil in Geography (thesis topic: financial centre development in Central and Eastern Europe). As the department is located few minutes away from the college, the Common Room (CR) at Linacre became his reading lounge -- although, his friends keep him away from the readings most of the time. Unlike many other colleges, frightening security guards do not intimidate you at Linacre. On the contrary, staff and members always welcome guests and new members with open arms. If you are new to the town, this is the college for you. Tom served as Punt Admiral, and coordinated Linacre Ensemble (see the picture), highlighting some of the exciting cultural and recreational activities at the college. Thanks to the college's financial assistance, he was also able to play Polo. Linacre is a small college, but with a lot of opportunities and possibilities.