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  • 42 References 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Student of. 1: Life. 2:Physics and Economics.
  • Peter Singer, Newton, Einstein, Jared Diamond, Tim Ferriss
  • From Hobart, Tasmania
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About Me


Do enough good to justify the resources I consume.


Hi, I'm Ollie.

I'm currently doing my Masters in Teaching to become a secondary Maths and Physics teacher. I'm super passionate about education and I blog about it at ollielovell.com

Travel is a big part of who I am. In 2009 I spent 8 months travelling, hitchiking, and CouchSurfing around Europe and the experiences that I had there played a big part in developing me into the person that I am now (I was 18 then). 2010 (Dec) saw me start a 2 month trip through India that profoundly affected me, and in 2012 I went on a 6 month Uni exchange to Copenhagen which was also a wonderful experience.

I like to play the guitar a bit, I also play bike polo, and my 'hobby' is language learning. Currently working on Burmese as I'll be heading there for a short teaching placement in November 2015


Generosity. Balance. Love and Compassion.

"To act morally is not a constraint, but a liberation!"

"They say it's the last song, they don't know us you see. It's only the last song if we let it be."-Selma (acted by Björk) from Dancer in the Dark..

A detachment from ego can be a powerful thing.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


CouchSurfed Europe 2009 for 8 months! East coast of Australia for 1 month.
Surfed in India in 2010/11
I've hosted several times in little old tassie, which has been great!


The far reaches of the world where people eat out of rubbish bins and live in tree houses.
All good!

I've hosted Germans, Scots, Canadians, and Yanks.


Learning Lanuguages.
Reducing suffering in the world.
I love to sing and I'm getting better at the Guitar.
I enjoy sport and being active.
I love Bikes!

  • singing
  • dancing
  • education
  • ethics
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • blogging
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • sports
  • bike polo
  • economics
  • teaching
  • mathematics
  • physics

Music, Movies, and Books

Peter Singer, Sam Harris, Jared Diamond, Tim Ferriss

Waking Life
Dancer in the Dark

Eva Cassidy, David Gray, The Arctic Monkeys, Ben Folds, Just Jack, Mattafix, Groove Armada, Arrested Development, Florence and The Machine, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, The Lighthouse Family, Manu Chao, The Coors, The Cat Empire, The John Butler Trio, Dido, The Idea of North, Dizzee Rascal, The Whitlams, Regina Spector, Take 6, Bloc Party, Lilly Allen, Snoop Dog, Dr Dre...
Tell me if I've missed something.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Played a part in organising Students of Sustainability, a national (Australia) Student Environmental and Social Justice conference
-Regularly attend Quaker meetings

Teach, Learn, Share


Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Denmark

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