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 earlyContinue reading “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 themContinue reading “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 noiseContinue reading “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 wasContinue reading “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 childrenContinue reading “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.