Tag Archives: Bristol University

The University Years: This Sporting Life, Part Two #bristoluniversity #1975

It is 1975 and I’ve left my sleepy New Forest home for the bright lights and persistent rain that was Bristol University to study law and life. I had a lot to learn. My university sporting life didn’t just involve … Continue reading

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The University Years- Going Through The Cycles #bristoluniversity #1975

In 1975 I went to University to study law. One issue was commuting and I took to my bicycle with a will. Sadly not everything ran smoothly… I’ve already decapitated a commuter, reducing the chances of our reaching a replacement … Continue reading

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The University Years- Going Through The Cycles #bristoluniversity #1975

In 1975 I left home for Bristol University to study law. When there I lived in Hall about two miles from where I studied. My only ways of commuting were the bus (too expensive) walking (too slow and no I … Continue reading

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The University Years: How To Spend Time And Money On The Important Things In Life. #1975 #universitylife #bristol

My initial focus, naturally was on my new course (just stay with me, okay) and the joys of learning about the English and Welsh legal system. That was a bit of an eye opener, too. Having been brought up to … Continue reading

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The University Years: Finding And Losing #universitylife #1975 #bristol

In 1975 I started my law degree at Bristol University. I was, frankly, feeling like a duck out of water until I encountered David, a fellow law student on my first evening in my hall of residence. Between us we … Continue reading

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The University Years: Bristol University: A Doorway To Hope #memoir

In October 1975 I started my law degree at Bristol University. This was the most important phase of my life to date and as such the memories of those early days remain as vivid today as they were then. This … Continue reading

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Tipping Points: Baden-Powell, His Part In My History

Hindsight: you’ve got to love it, haven’t you? You look back on an event, and see the blindingly obvious. It was a watershed moment even if at the time it was the epitome of humdrum. If I listed the biggies: … Continue reading

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L is for Lymington

Lymington is a small port on the Hampshire coast close to the Isle of Wight. It was also the town nearest where I lived in the 1970s as I confronted my teenaged years. So the two As loomed large: Angst … Continue reading

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