Clocking Off Early

His age is clearly starting to get the better of him.

Old Joe – our beloved and infamous clock-tower (the tallest free-standing one in the universe, or whatever it is the Press Office rammed down our throats on Open Days) – is letting us down, and not for the first time.

Taken at 3.30pm

Taken at 3.30pm…hmm

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He has been remained steadfast at 12am, or 12pm depending on your persuasion, for over a week now.

The Tab got in touch with the uni, but unfortunately they were unavailable to explain the situation. Looks like Old Joe isn’t the only one not working at the moment…

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We maintain hope though, that all will be set right by the official start of term on Monday.  So far, it’s only affecting the geeky students.

That said, many a geeky student has been seen staring up at the clock willing it to start working again, sometimes for hours on end. At least, it seemed like hours. No one’s quite sure.

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Maybe time does stop when the students aren’t around…get well soon Old Joe.