There’s a fantastic Facebook group called Bristol – Then and Now Photographs. For ages I’ve wanted to contribute something but I haven’t had a suitable “then” photo to recreate. Recently, I came across a picture of the Computer Centre at the University of Bristol. This unremarkable structure on Tyndall Avenue was completed in the early […]Read more "University of Bristol Computer Centre"
Recently my friend and colleague David (who knows South Bristol a lot better than I do) recommend I head up to Dundry for a great view of Bristol. Dundry is a small village several miles South from Bristol, and perched atop a large hill. It has several radio masts and I believe one of them […]Read more "The view from Dundry"
The other day, in my role as a member of university IT staff, I visited a hall of residence to install some wireless networking equipment. It’s out of term-time so the hall was unoccupied, and Chris and I had the building to ourselves. It was quite eerie -a building normally full of people and noise […]Read more "Halls of residence"
Today, students across the UK protested against cuts to education funding, and an increase in tuition fees. I’ve got mixed opinions on the subject that I won’t go into here, but I decided to follow the rally and the march to see if there were any good photos to be had. The initial rally was […]Read more "Student day of Action"
For those that don’t know, I work on a university campus. I graduated from the same university a few years ago. Back in June, there was a series of graduation ceremonies. There were smart-looking graduands in their suits and gowns, strolling around looking the business. There were proud parents, beaming with delight that their children […]Read more "Life cycle"
Some archaeology students from Bristol University were digging up parts of Royal Fort Garden for a project this week. I snapped this photo of them sweating under the midday sun, with the intention of using it for this week’s Photo Challenge – documentary journalism.Read more "People at work"