14 October 2015

Site hoardings tell the story of University Parks

Colourful hoardings charting historical milestones and the four seasons have gone up in University Parks.

The graphics, created by the University’s Design Studio with text provided by Estates Services, decorate the hoardings around the construction site for the Physics Department’s Beecroft Building.  The 45-metre long stretch of panels starts at the Keble Gate entrance and runs through the history of the Parks, from King Charles II’s dog walking habits, to the discovery of a woolly rhinoceros tooth, and Lewis Carroll’s loathing for cricket. A celebration of the botanical highlights to be found in the Parks is captured by panels dedicated to the four seasons.

The new building, the Physics department’s first in 50 years, will provide world-class facilities for experimental and theoretical physics. The building work is due to complete by the end of 2017.