SE6150 : Frozen lake

taken 12 years ago, near to Heslington, York, Great Britain

Frozen lake
Frozen lake
The university lake with seemingly rather thick ice if it can hold a shopping trolley, though no where near enough to walk on. Looking towards music from the Goodricke - Wentworth bridge.
University of York :: SE6250
Founded in 1963 as one of seven new build universities in the 1960s. Initially comprising a main campus (now known as Heslington West) and King's Manor in the city centre, a new campus is under construction and is known as Heslington East. These two main campuses exist to the south-east of York surrounding the village of Heslington, and the city is about a 20 minute walk away. The university has a collegiate system LinkExternal link with seven undergraduate and one post graduate colleges and all members of the university are assigned to a college. For more information see the university website LinkExternal link
Heslington West
The original Heslington campus at the University of York is now referred to as Heslington West to differentiate it from the more recent Heslington East campus. Construction began on this campus in 1964, building on the grounds of Heslington Hall. The Hall still remains housing various administrative arms of the university. The west campus is built around a large artificial lake with Central Hall in the middle of the campus. As well as students, the university is home to large numbers of waterfowl, especially geese and ducks as well as several black swans. Running through the north of the campus is University Road, with Chemistry, Alcuin College, the library and a few other buildings to the north of it. On the south west Heslington Lane runs from Heslington to Fulford splitting Halifax college and 22 acres sports fields from the rest of the campus.
Colleges at the University of York :: SE6250
The University of York was built with a collegial system in a similar way to Cambridge, Oxford and Durham. At York, the colleges are principally for accommodation and social reasons rather than for academic teaching (although the colleges are commonly used for splitting teaching into smaller groups within departments). The first college was Derwent College (named after the nearby river) in 1965, quickly followed by Langwith College (named after the nearby common) and in 1968-9 by Vanbrugh College (after John Vanbrugh the architect), Goodricke College (after John Goodricke the astronomer) and Alcuin College (after Alcuin of York). Wentworth College (after Thomas Wentworth), the post graduate only college, was formed in 1972 and completed the originally envisaged colleges. In 1990 James college (after Lord James of Rusholme) was added, initially post-graduate only, it allowed undergraduate entry from 1993. Halifax College only came into being as a college in 2001, although the buildings had existed as overflow accommodation (known as Halifax Court) for several years previous. With university expansion onto Heslington East campus several colleges are departing from their original locations with Goodricke College relocating in 2009 and Langwith College in 2012. The buildings on Heslington West vacated by the departing colleges were acquired by other neighbouring colleges (where other shared descriptions for the specific colleges exist, these reflect the college at the time of the photograph). A ninth college was added to the university in 2014, named Constantine College after the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great was constructed on Heslington East.
Goodricke College :: SE6350
Named after the astronomer John Goodricke, the college became the fifth college of the University of York in 1968. Located on the Heslington West campus Goodricke initially consisted of two CLASP accommodation blocks (A and B), a whitewash brick accommodation building (C block) along with a nucleus comprising teaching rooms, dining hall and bar. In 2002 Goodricke expanded, taking an accommodation block from Wentworth College which was located just across the Goodricke-Wentworth Bridge. This block became Goodricke D block, which along with C block gained the reputation as the very worst of the accommodation on offer at York with C block becoming known as Goodricke 'Cell Block' C. In 2002 the Maths department also moved into the Goodricke Nucleus and the following year the Roger Kirk Centre opened replacing the old college dining room which was in turn refurbished as a hall for general use.
In 2009 the college became the first college on the new Heslington East campus. Here the college consisted of a central nucleus building and three courts, named after Kenneth Dixon (Chair of the University council 1990-2001), Janet Baker (Opera singer and Chancellor of the University 1991-2004) and Oliver Sheldon (Director of the Rowntree company and co-founder of the York Civic Trust who lobbied for a university in York). The buildings on Heslington West campus were split between the various neighbouring colleges with the nucleus (including bar) joining James College along with the old C block. Vanbrugh College took Goodricke A and B blocks (officially becoming Eric Milner-White Court but more commonly known as 'Vanbrugh over the water') and Wentworth College reclaiming its former D block (although relabelled as Wentworth had a new D block by this point).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 February, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 619 505 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:56.8248N 1:3.4202W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 619 504
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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