I used to live in this building when I was an undergraduate at St Anne’s. My first year room was so small I could touch all four walls without moving my feet, and my wardrobe was in the girl next door’s room (which at least game me a chance to talk to her…) My final year room was one of those enormous Victorian parlour rooms with a fireplace, ceilings like a cathedral, and arcitraving a foot deep… any how, this glass formed the front door.
When I walk home from the Rose & Crown (or Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as Pete calls it) on North Parade I pass this window, and it remind me of the good time I had in there and the people I met. Many are still good friends now. Its not the most beautiful glass, and I have never worked out what they are all staring at, but it reminds my of the quote from Elizabeth Maher-Ross. “People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” It makes me smile. But then again maybe thats the beer.