2019 | August | - Completed MU123 - Open University Module (with Distinction, 89%) |

September | - Completed MST124 - Open University Module (with Distinction) | |

October | - Completed PhD research proposals and personal statements for approximately 15 PhD programmes (Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, NUS, KCL, Nottingham etc.). - Applied for Open Philanthropy AI Career Scholarship for £40,000-£100,000. - Completed ‘Justice’ (Harvard MOOC; Verified Certificate) - Completed Units 1 (Introduction) 2 (Mathematical Typesetting), MST125 (Pure Maths module), The Open University. - Completed Unit 1, M140 (Statistics), The Open University | |

November | - Completed Weeks 1 & 2 (Plato), (GV100 [Intro to Political Theory], London School of Economics, [Auditing module]. - Completed Units 2 and 3, M140 (Statistics), The Open University - Completed Unit 3 (Number Theory), Unit 4 (Conics) MST125, Unit 5 Newtonian Mechanics (Statics), MST125, The Open University - Completed Weeks 1 and 2, MA100 - Mathematical Methods (LSE course on advanced Calculus/Linear Algebra) [Auditing] - Met with Economist Michael Webb (Stanford) to discuss research ideas, career advice etc. | |

December | - Applied to Y Combinator for a startup idea - Completed various units of MST125 (Maths) and M140 (statistics) via The Open University - Applied to more graduate programmes (Edinburgh etc.) | |

2020 | January | - Applied to Long-Term Future fund for £15,000-£40,000 - Completed some PhD interviews - Completed M140 Stats Module, via The Open University (except for the final exam) - Started programming MOOC (relevant for computational Economics) |

February | - Halfway through programming MOOC - Completed 4 units of MST125 (Pure Maths), The Open University - Began statistical theory course | |

March April | - Nearly completed MST125 - Progressing through Computer Science MOOC - Completed MST125 (with Distinction) - Prepared and completed PhD interviews with prospective supervisors - Completed Research Assistant tasks/interviews - Applied to Research Assistant positions | |

May | - Largely worked on turning previous work (on behavioural economics and anthropology) into publications. | |

June | - Applied for a grant ~$1000-2000 to work on research relating to the slowdown of Economic Growth. I received the grant but had to turn it down in the end due to other work commitments. - Wrote an article on the reasons for the Growth Slowdown in the 21st century and may publish it. - 33% through MIT OpenCourseware course on Probability Theory - Finished Statistical Theory course from earlier. - Accepted place on Economics PhD programme, Glasgow University. | |

April-July | - Studying Linear Algebra, Real Analysis and Group Theory, including audited M208 (Pure Maths) Linear Algebra and Real Analysis, The Open University | |