76/365 Ole Jesse

https://flic.kr/p/SXeGHD Jesse Boot has done a great deal for my local area. He (and his family) owned the land now occupied by the University of Nottingham, along with the rest of Highfields Park. His generosity has enabled the UoN to flourish, along with giving us local residents some beautiful parkland and a boating lake to…… Continue reading 76/365 Ole Jesse


https://flic.kr/p/R5SNAE The University of Nottingham has a Chinese campus (in Ningbo) and has strong ties to the local Chinese community. There is an arts centre on the Highfields Park Campus called Lakeside, and they put on events during Chinese New Year. This year’s was particularly special – an amazing display of digital technology meets traditional…… Continue reading 29/365

23/365 F in Freezing

https://flic.kr/p/QcqMdm The weather has been uniformly rubbish all year, with only a few glances of sunshine. It’s not even provided any decent snow around here; we’ve just had grey clouds, drizzle and a bit of fog. Rubbish. There was a bit more fog about than usual this morning so I diverted through Highfields Park on…… Continue reading 23/365 F in Freezing

Lord Trent

https://flic.kr/p/qR3goz 9th February 2015 Nottingham University has this prominent bust of Sir Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent, outside its gates at Highfield Park. Sir Jesse was one of the University’s most famous benefactors and one of the local area’s more memorable residents. Who hasn’t heard of Boot’s eh?