It's almost time for the seasonal break. Campus is very quiet at the moment (you can even find a space in the Sussex House car park), but behind the scenes there's still plenty going on, including the Big Picture event (see some of the other blog entries for details of that). I've signed up to undertake some of the organized boundary walks at some point in the New Year.
Meanwhile here's a few recent photos, not all taken on campus... First up is the West Pier taken early on Tuesday morning. I was on my way to a meeting at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (one of our regional partners) and took the opportunity to see the sea front at a time of day when no-one is around.
Next is a photo taken in London, just a few yards from Tower Bridge in the heart of the city. I was once again working off campus, this time at the General Social Care Council, the body responsible for the professional accreditation of our Social Work degrees. It's a cormorant, at the moment it is starting it's dive in search of fish.
So as you might have gathered, I tend to have a camera with me most of the time. But I didn't last week. It was just before the start of Senate and I was on my way over to Bramber House. I heard a rush of birds taking off from just outside Arts D and looked over to see the cause. It was a fox, in full and glorious winter coat. It raced along the grassy bank in front of Essex House before disappearing from view. That's a photo I would really have liked to get. Not that I don't have photos of foxes, but my sightings on campus are far too rare. Instead you'll have to make do with this shot taken in the summer of a vixen hunting by our garden pond.
I probably won't now be posting here until the New Year, but if you want to check out my public blog, feel free. It's over here.