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University of Kent to destroy Chaucer Fields

Allow me a small rant. I am very sad about this. If you’ve ever lived or studied in Canterbury you won’t need to be told how beautiful and idyllic the surroundings of the University of Kent are. In which case, you’ll no doubt be as angry and confused as I am about the University’s decision to destroy Chaucer fields for a large new building project. I’m stunned. Yes, I’m talking about the stretch of grassy hillside that rolls down from the side of the Venue, diagonally towards the rear of Harkness Drive. Throughout the five happy years I spent in Canterbury, I would frequently stroll up and down that hill, never once tiring of the view or the peace. It has appeared in countless student films and prospectuses. That hillside, indeed the whole surrounding area is quite simply beautiful. The views down to the cathedral, the rabbits and the hedgerows – it’s caused many a prospective student to fall in love with the campus on an open day. Myself included. The very beauty of the campus is one of its main strengths. I can’t believe anyone would consider destroying that area. That stretch of peaceful green belt that separates...

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