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Introducing Mansfield Lives

students in graduation gowns jumping in the air
Mansfield proudly has thousands of alumni contributing to communities all over the world, and yet we do not have an archive which captures and records the lives of our alumni whilst at Mansfield.

It is now time to change this.

Mansfield Lives is a project to create a collection of alumni memories, capturing a history of Mansfield College as ‘lived’ by its students and staff.

Do you have a picture from a College Ball, or from a sporting event? Maybe you have a picture or footage of croquet on the quad, bikes at the porters lodge, a quiet time in the university parks, cooking with friends, drinks in the student bar, or from celebrating your finals? Whatever you have, we'd love you to share them with the Mansfield Lives archive project.

Simon Giddings, Physics, 1989

The aim is for Mansfield Lives to be a celebration of our vibrant College community spanning back through the decades. The collection will be searchable and, as the collection is built up, it will be a wonderful source of information and memories. For this aim to become a reality, we need alumni, you, to contribute. So please have a look through some of the pictures or video recordings you may have, and please get in touch.

Simon Giddings (Physics, 1989) is leading the project to establish Mansfield Lives. Following three years at Mansfield, Simon completed teacher training in London. That led to a teaching career spanning schools in London, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Simon now lives in Greece and we are delighted that he is spearheading this remarkable new project for us.

If you have any questions about your contribution, or have an item that you cannot submit via the form below, please email Simon at

The more contributions made, the richer Mansfield Lives becomes.

Below are some photographs which are already archived as part of the Mansfield Lives project (click on each one individually to view the larger image):


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