A wonderful night out in London

Last Thursday, Gilly, Ale, Jai and I attended the glittering Times Higher Education Awards in Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The Media Zoo had been shortlisted under Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year.

Simon, Jai and Ale

We didn’t win, and I was surprised at just how disapointed I was. It appeared that we had come so close and then left with nothing.

But after a weekend spent at a Final Cut Pro workshop – thereby having little time to dwell on this result – I realise now just how much credit the department can take from being nominated in the first place.

The Media Zoo is a very important part of what we do here, and to have this recognised in these awards is a huge achievement. Of course, it’s always better to win, but solace can be taken from the fact that the nomination recognises the role the Zoo plays both here at the University and to the sector generally.

I think this is where we were sitting!

So congratulations to worthy winners ChemLabS at Bristol, and look out for the Media Zoo in the 2011 nominations!

Simon Kear

Keeper of the Media Zoo

Michael Portillo was compere

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