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Post by eloisec » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:38 pm

Happy to advise on life at 'London's country campus'. Was there for undergrad and postgrad studies so can't have been that bad!

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Post by ben ashton » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:12 pm

you ever heard of a lecturer there called Alun Lewis?
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Post by eloisec » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:29 pm

ben ashton wrote:you ever heard of a lecturer there called Alun Lewis?
I know he lectures in Science Communication (he seems to have a lot of hits if you search on Google), but that's it I'm afraid. I studied History and Politics, with courses in the English Department. Quite alot to do with the Music Department too. But science and me never really did mix. The science schools at CH filled me with dread!

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Post by ben ashton » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:40 pm

cool. i used to do rifle shooting with him in London. he's got some good stories to be heard over a pint or 2.
i nearly did a-level chemistry after a ch visit to Novartis in Horsham, but i managed to save myself in the end.
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:03 pm

Wasn't Holloway designed by the same architect as CH? So you basically went to the same place again!

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CH architect

Post by eloisec » Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:16 am

CH was designed by Aston Webb, Royal Holloway by William Crossland. Founders is in C16th French chateau style whereas CH is in Gothic Revival style ... can you tell who studied Victorian architecture? oh dear ...

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Post by Great Plum » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:54 am

Well, they look the same to me! LOL

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Post by eloisec » Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:15 am

be the red brick, cloistered quads and chiming clock! at least we didn't have to wear yellow socks :lol:

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:50 pm

True,

although of course Founders Building was insualted with 100 year straw which would make the place go up quicker than smoking in a petrol station!

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Post by eloisec » Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:45 pm

During my years '94-'98 in Founders it was rumoured that the insulation was still straw. The local fire station had to give RH priority over any other calls because of the potential large loss of life (and art works!). No wonder the firemen all looked so pissed off every time a student burnt a bit of toast.
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Re: CH architect

Post by Laura M » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:03 pm

eloisec wrote:CH was designed by Aston Webb, Royal Holloway by William Crossland. Founders is in C16th French chateau style whereas CH is in Gothic Revival style ... can you tell who studied Victorian architecture? oh dear ...
Aston Webb also designed BRNC Dartmouth, now that place is a clone of CH!
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Post by Hannoir » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:40 pm

Aston Webb designed alot of the birmingha campus, its very similar actually, we have our own clock tower too!
and the main building is called the aston webb building...
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:51 pm

Hannoir wrote:Aston Webb designed alot of the birmingha campus, its very similar actually, we have our own clock tower too!
and the main building is called the aston webb building...
Why is it that every uni has a big tower with a history of suicide jumpers?
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