Campus in Autumn
Campus in autumn is so beautiful, it makes it super exciting to be back walking around it every day. Now that the clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and darker so I made the most of the blue sky the other day to snap a couple of quick pictures. This is the area where the Maths and Computer Science buildings are, and it’s one of the best places on campus to highlight the way the seasons change. I’m a November baby so of course I love this time of year when all the trees are turning bronze and the leaves are cascading down in heaps I can kick around (when no one’s looking…)
One of the best things about my course is that the flexible nature of it means I’m not stuck inside in lectures and seminars all day so I can spend as much time admiring campus as I like. In the last few weeks before it gets too chilly, I’m even making the most of the autumnal sun by sitting outside to do a spot of reading. There’s some nice benches by the lake pictured here – and it’s a good distance between Millburn House and the Humanities Building, which makes it an ideal position to hop between classes.
I’m back working in the Mead Gallery again this year after being promoted to the position of Head Steward, so I’ve been spending a lot of hours there enjoying our new exhibition, which is called Kaleidoscope and showcases some world-class art from the 1960s, with both paintings and sculpture. It’s really bright and colourful and will definitely challenge your ideas of art, as well as making you feel a little like a kid in a playground again! It’s free and is open 12-9 Monday to Saturday, so if you’re around, take a spare few minutes out of your day to come and look around (especially if it’s raining!). We also have a really cool Creative Space where you can unleash your own artistic abilities and take some inspiration from the pieces around you.
Next week is Reading Week, and my parents are coming to stay for the weekend for an early celebration of all our birthdays, so we plan on going to see the fireworks at Kenilworth Castle which should be fun! Other than that, I’m looking forward to a week with no classes so that I can really crack on with getting ahead with some work (without even having to move from my bed if I don’t want to…)