Monday, March 12, 2007


The new University building opened officially in 1870, but because of a shortage of money the west side of the west quadrangle, the cloisters and great hall and the spire on the tower had not yet been built. A gift from the Marquess of Bute and a legacy from the industrialist and former student Charles Randolph allowed the cloisters and great hall (which was divided and named the Bute and the Randolph Halls) to be completed in 1882. The spire was added in 1883 but the west quadrangle was not completed until 1929, and then to a different design to that envisaged by the original architect, Gilbert Scott. (

I used a 6x6 Hasselblad 501C and 80mm zeiss plannar lens with yellow filter. The film was TMax 100 rated at 64, developed in Rodinal, and the print was made on Ilford Multigrade IV FB Glossy paper developed in Dektol and ansco 120.

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