Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Highwater Mark

Engineering To my shame, before today I had never set foot inside James Stirling's iconic 1959 Engineering Building here at the University of Leicester. I'm not proud of that.

It's even better on the inside than on the outside, reflecting the confidence and optimism of higher education in the 1960s.

50 years later, it feels like this was the highwater mark for UK higher education, from which we have been in constant retreat ever since.