Cambridge 2000: Anglia Ruskin University: East Road: Helmore Building

Description: Anglia Ruskin University: East Road: Helmore Building
Date built: 1983
Anglia Ruskin University: East Road: Helmore Building map for Anglia Ruskin University: East Road: Helmore Building
Date photograph taken: 19 Dec 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

Anglia Ruskin University is the poor cousin of Cambridge University, and there is little academic interaction between the two. The site on East Road is very cramped, this is the main administration building and is one of the better of what on the whole are poor buildings.

In 2003-2004, as part of the work involving a major extension to the building at the rear, some of the trees in the photo were cut down and there was built a large rather pointless structure (a frame with no protection from the weather) from which banners are hung, presumably to emphasize that this is the front entrance of the university.

In 2000 the university was known as Anglia Polytechnic University. In 2005 the university was renamed Anglia Ruskin University in honour of John Ruskin, who founded a School of Art in Cambridge in 1858 which after various name changes became part of APU.

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