‘Week One’ will still be as lively and exuberant as any seven consecutive days could be. There has been trouble in paradise, however. Recent rumblings amongst University senior management have described it as ‘too boisterous’ (too fun?), and there are plans to scale the event back to a more sober two week ‘induction period’, with far more emphasis on academic transition than freedom from the parental apron strings. It had also been suggested in the national press that freshers’ weeks – including ours, the biggest in the country – could be cancelled due to swine flu, a suggestion later discredited in the University podcast, ‘Registrarism’.
Photography by: Ed Harris