Elsewhere: a room without a view

In response to last week’s announcement of the winner of the 2013 Carbuncle Cup, I published something on Friday on the Guardian Higher Education Network blog.

Contemporary students and their parents might shudder at the thought of this gauche communalism. But with the benefit of hindsight and a tailwind of nostalgia, I now realise that Halifax Hall’s percussive plumbing was a vital part of my university experience. My enthusiasm for the old fashioned hall of residence derives not from its functionality or aesthetics, but from its inherent sociability.

You can the read the article here.

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