The Common Room
Welcome to the Common Room! Students, this is your space for a little break from homework. Take an IQ test, discover your ideal career or laugh away with our featured jokes. And don't forget to come back for more! We continuously update YOUR common room with new stunning foreign city photographs, games, anecdotes and much more. Browse through everything if you've got some spare time, or jump straight to your favourite thing below.
Photo of the Week: Potsdam, Germany
Every week we feature a photograph of a foreign city. Send us your photos of your city of origin for a chance to showcase your work! Simply email it to us here. You can see previous Photos of the Week here.
"It's not the biggest, the brightest, or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest" Charles Darwin
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"
Sir Winston Churchill
"Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both" Abraham Flexner
"University President: Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers" Isaac Asimov
"There is no security in life, only opportunity" Mark Twain
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet" Aristotle
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" Thomas Edison
"It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock."
Woody Allen, 'My Speech to the Graduates'
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time
that nothing worth knowing can be taught" Oscar Wilde, 'The Critic as Artist'