Sunday, 19 September 2010


An unimposing entrance graces RUSKIN COLLEGE but the boss above the door is good. This is where I will be doing my degree starting this year. Wish me luck.

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Thursday, 16 September 2010


This is the front entrance to WORCESTER COLLEGE


Through the portal is the quad.


In the process of being cut.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Experimental Psychology


This is the front door to the Experimental Psychology Department. It must be the most uninspiring portal in Oxford. The whole building is an architectural eyesore. Who ever got paid for this abomination must have been a master of flim flam.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Sandwich shop

This alley beside a sandwich shop leads to the courtyard below, Whilst not a seat of learning I think many a learned seat may have sat here and a great many things learned.DSCF2460


Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Not named after that well known footballer and pundit Gary. Founded in 1962, the College named after Thomas Linacre (c.1460-1524) who was a distinguished humanist, medical scientist and classicist whose accomplishments established him as one of the great scholars of his time.

Linacre College stands at the end of South Parks Road as the first, or is it the last building on St Cross Road as you travel along from Parks Road. A ‘red brick’ (modern) college. Such colleges were often maligned by the intelligencia of the University of Oxford.

This portal is very much in a ‘ministry’ style. It reminds me of Station headquarters often seen on military bases.

"Linacre is a graduate College of the University of Oxford - wholly interdisciplinary and international in its student body, academically rigorous and environmentally aware in its ethos, and a genuine community of intellectual and social equals. . . . . . ", Paul Slack, Principle.

This college is good at big words.