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Staff Memories - Gerry Biggs

Over my time at Warwick I’ve seen many excellent new buildings appear, the most memorable being the Arts Centre, Students’ Union (phases 1 & 2), Jack Martin / Claycroft / Lakeside Residences, Radcliffe and Scarman Houses, International Manufacturing Centre, New Maths and Computer Science Buildings.

My main memories of Warwick over the years are:

  • The continued development of the campus environmentally, with its lovely lakes, trees, flower beds, and grassy areas, making it such a pleasant place to live and work.
  • The Valentine’s Balls and Barn Dances held at the old East site Refectory / Senior Common Room.
  • Numerous departmental social functions either in house or at the old Staff Club in Rootes Building.
  • Good concerts at the Arts Centre
  • The University-wide Open Days (some on Saturdays) where whole families would come and enjoy looking around
  • The official opening of the New Computer Science Building (Jan. 2001) – this meant a lot to us as we had moved in the previous September with the building far from being finished, the main contractor having gone bust. Thanks to a lot hard work from another contractor, and the University’s Estates team, at last everything was as it was meant to be.

Gerry Biggs,
Computer Technician, Computer Science 1975-2004