Campus, Thursday, midday March 19, 2020March 19, 2020 / AgnesBosanquet Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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These pictures triggered a wave of sadness for me. I was there today, and I know how eerily empty it was. But it’s not just that. What is our university when stripped bare of its people? A collection of buildings. Some pathways. Some staircases leading to no-one. And I realise that this is increasingly how our university operates, as if the people are peripheral, not central, to its real business. What hollow institutions we have become.
I felt incredibly sad walking the campus today. I did spend some time with colleagues, virtually or at arm’s length, and that was nourishing. We laughed with gallow’s humour.
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