This is a collection of more than 400 photographs taken by the Media Workshop and Educational Media Unit photographers. These teams no longer exist, though please contact Bob Pomfret at email@example.com for more details.
The photos were taken during the period of transition from Oxford Polytechnic to Brookes University. They range from photos of everyday life to quirky events and prestigious visitors.
The collection is a digital-only component of the Oxford Brookes University Collection of Special Collections and Archives.
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Students and staff don their red noses for what was only the second Red Nose Day for Comic Relief.
Senior staff from the Poly (inc: Anne Dufton and Clive Booth) meeting with local dignatories (inc: Andrew Smith MP, Olive Gibbs and Brian Hodgson). Not the wood panelling, now long gone.
This must have been for charity as Philip, Head of Personnel in 1989, bravely allowed his work colleagues to shave off his beard.
As is always the case the university looks to find suitable rooms for students. In 1989 these students enjoyed very good accommodation out at Heyford Hill. The only issue was they need their own transport so most were mature students.
Some images of students on the Wheatley campus, including the SU Building and accommodation rooms in the tower.
Chinese students put on an event for other students an staff to sample foods and find out more about the art and culture of China.
A group of English students working with Rob Pope. Still part of the university, Rob is now Emeritus Professor in English.
A group of final year students working in the studios. In 1989 these were in the DG building, later to be named Darcy and demolished in 2012 to make way for the new teaching and library building.
Graham Gibbs was head of the Educational Methods Unit and established a course for new teaching staff at the Polytechnic. He later went on to set up the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD), still a part of Brookes in 2012.