Tag Archives: University of Leeds

On her graduation day

Wednesday 19th December 2018, 12.05pm (day 2,673)

Leeds graduation, 19/12/18

When graduation ceremonies have appeared on here in the past they have either been those at Manchester or a couple in Moscow, back a few years ago. But this one, today, is at the University of Leeds — and I was not present through professional duty but personal connection, seeing as it was Clare who was celebrating the award of her (second) MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Well done to her and to everyone else there today — our C was at the front, far away from the camera, but these graduates nearer where I was sat capture the mood of the day just as well.

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The Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

Saturday 20th October 2018, 8.50pm (as you can see) (day 2,613)

Parkinson building, 20/10/18

A Saturday night out in Leeds. However, there are no photos of that, thanks to fascist doormen who seemed to be worried that my Mario Testino-style gear (cost of camera, £250) would somehow be a threat to image rights the world over. So here, instead, is the architectual centrepiece of the place where, many years ago — 25 this year, in fact (good grief) — I first came as a student. It’s still a cool building. And all in all a nicer campus than the one I presently work on (sorry, Manchester, but it’s true).

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Lunch break, Pararchive conference

Friday 27th March 2015, 12.55pm (day 1,310)

Pararchive, 27/3/15

Another photo back at the alma mater, that is, Leeds University. I have a week away coming up though — not a new country, but a new part of it, and somewhere I find pretty cool, too. You’ll find out over the weekend — I have a 21.5 hour journey (door to door) tomorrow though.

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Thursday 4th September 2014, 11.05am (day 1,106)

Jump, 4/9/14

I have been at a conference at my alma mater, the University of Leeds, these last couple of days. These guys are obviously happy to be here too. I wonder how the photographer’s shot compares to this one.

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The Alma Mater: Parkinson Court, the University of Leeds

Thursday 2nd February 2012, 12.05pm (day 161)

Parkinson Court, 2/2/12

Alma Mater (noun): ‘The school, college or university that one attended. ORIGIN [17th Cent]: (in the general sense of someone providing nourishment): Latin, literally ‘Bounteous Mother’.

I was here from 1993 until I achieved my doctorate in 2001, then I worked here until 2005. I’ve not been back much since, but I was here today for a meeting. Nice to see it again. They say ‘never go back’, but sometimes you should do.

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