Monday, 1 April 2013

Alma Mater


Jack (Hartford Daily Photo) asked me recently how I came to live in this area. I was raised in the Midlands but came to study at Bradford University (many) years ago and I've stayed in Yorkshire ever since. I had a little nostalgia trip recently, up to the main university campus. It has grown over the years. The core of this block, the Richmond Building, was there when I was a student but it has had a face-lift and a magnificent glass atrium now sits where the all-important Students Union bar used to be! The beige bit on the very right hand side was/is the main hall - scene of many a lively rock concert in my youth and, later, the hall where I shook hands with Harold Wilson (who was the University Chancellor at the time) when I received my degree. I actually studied at the School of Management, which is on another site, but the main university campus was the focus of much of my social life. Ah... those were the days!

4 comments:

  1. All of us who spent time studying at university have usually great memories of those times, and feel a bit nostalgic.

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  2. Alas, I studied with the Open University, mainly solitary work with the occasional seminar and of course, the very lively summer schools! By the time I became a mature postgraduate, any fun aspect of student life had drained away, especially after the countless commutes to London. There have been times when I wished I'd gone to university earlier, but I guess I was enjoying myself too much. Can't have it both ways, I guess.

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  3. I don't like to remember all these years of studies ! The business school I went in Brussels was in an old manor which doesn't exist anymore. There I learned my French and had a lot of fun too !

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  4. Hi, jennyfreckles. I am catching up with some of my favorite blogs and bloggers from a cafe in Amsterdam. What a welcome surprise to see myself mentioned, but I am happy to see this post. This area seems to suit you, jennyfreckles.

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