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The University Years: Crime And Misdemeanours #university #1975

Back in 1975 I started a law degree at Bristol University. It was a life changing experience for me and many aspects are seared into my memory. Today, I’m starting my courses and while I’ve relied solely on memory for … Continue reading

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The University Years: Chumming Up And Deceptive Appearances #1975 #bristoluniversity #lawdegree

I began my law degree at Bristol University in October 1975, determined to reinvent myself, meet interesting new people and learn about the law. None of it proved as easy as I’d hoped… Having failed to make an impression with … Continue reading

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The University Years: Brut And Dodgy TVs #universitylife #bristol #1975

In 1975 I started a law degree at Bristol University . I was in Churchill Hall where I’d already made what turned out to be a lifelong friend but I realised I needed to widen my circle. Early attempts proved … Continue reading

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The University Years: Breakfast And The Difficulty Of Stalking #1975 #bristoluniversity

I arrived at Bristol University with a spitspot Mary Poppins determination to be supercalifragalisticexpialidocious but things never quite work out as you anticipate. I’m trying to find my feet in my Hall of Residence but the rules and impenetrable protocols … Continue reading

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The University Years: Breakfast Queues And Buttocks #1975 #bristol #university

I started a law degree at Bristol University in October 1975. After my first day arriving at my hall of residence and wondering if I fitted in, day two started with my signing up for my course and meeting my … Continue reading

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The University Years: Making Friends And Nylon Pyjamas #university #bristol

In 1975 I began my three year odyssey at an undergraduate law student at Bristol University. Those first few days as I settled into university life remain very vivid. Today I recall my first evening in hall and a life … Continue reading

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The University Years: Music: It’s Part In My Downfall #university #bristol #1976

In October 1976 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. The … Continue reading

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The University Year: Verbfree Smiles and Old Socks – #bristoluniversity #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. The … Continue reading

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Wheels Within Wheels – the Middle Years – Part 3

So you’ve read parts 1 and 2, here and here. Can my university cycling career get any worse? After all I’ve decapitated a commuter, reducing the chances of our reaching a replacement birthrate by one and I’ve skittled a pensioner … Continue reading

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Turning Full Circle – The Middle Years (part one)

My relationship with the humble cycle hasn’t been a smooth and gentle one. Having a bicycle has been essential as the only workable mode of transport available to me many times in my life, but never more so than at University. … Continue reading

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