Physical end of Ruskin College, Walton Street,Oxford
When Ruskin College’s Walton street site was sold to Exeter College a few years ago there were various stories doing the rounds that the early twentieth century building including Raphael Samuel Hall – the focus of so many iconic political and historical events – would remain.
But the building has been physically erased – echoing the fate of most of the student records and – it turns out – all the student dissertations written before 2000.
Only the facade remains. I can imagine that not a few alumni are turning in their graves…
(Thanks to Bill Whitehead for this photo. More can be found at newruskinarchives)