31 August 2011

Winchester University

This is the West Downs Centre of Winchester University just off the Romsey Road. The University's Business School is based here, along with the Link Art Gallery. This building was originally part of West Downs School until its closure in 1988. The old school remained empty until 1994 when it was acquired by the University of Winchester for renovation. Winchester University is one of the newer universities and was established in 1995 when the government decided that colleges could become universities. It was previously King Alfred's College of Higher Education.

Winchester therefore has a lot of students which I think is a good thing, as we also have a large 6th form college, Winchester College and the Winchester School of Art.

7 comments:

  1. That's a nice combination of brick and stone.

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  2. It's a handsome old building,

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  3. Interesting old building. Just looked the school up on wikipedia, remarkable alumni list. This news about the university of Winchester must have passed my by, like many things.

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  4. Very interesting and noteworthy brickwork!

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  5. What a classic looking building.

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  6. It was a nice to go there for the first time.

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