Black Redstarts

Estates met with Ed Mayor from London Swifts to explore the idea of putting up nesting boxes to encourage these birds. It was  hoped that the green roof area at New Cavendish Street would be a safe environment for them and hopefully they would…

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Birds and Butterflies

During the ecological assessment of the Chiswick Sports Ground, the following species of birds were noted: Blue tit (Parus caeruleus) Robin (Erithacus rubecula) Great tit (Parus major) Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) Jay (Garrulus…

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Bird Feeders

  New Cavendish Street now has two new bird feeders. They have been installed to encourage small birds to visit the internal space that we know as the Paviliion. The bird feeders are attached to the large planter and near…

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Green Tomatoes for Chutney

What’s Growing?

Summer 2011 gave us a huge number of delicious tomatoes of different shapes and sizes from an array of varieties. We had salads leaves and lettuces, and a range of herbs. At the end of the autumn when we wanted to prepare…

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Bees

The University has worked with Ealing beekeepers http://www.ealingbees.org.uk/ and the London Beekeepers Association http://www.lbka.org.uk/ to create a small apiary within the sports ground at Chiswick. We are hoping to have a number of colonies of bees here this summer. The plight of bees has…

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Free Film Showing: Black Gold

Film showing  of Black Gold, followed by Q&A from director / co-producer Marc Francis, Wednesday 7 December at 7pm, Harrow Campus – The Auditorium, Queen’s Building (Block L) To spread awareness on the issues surrounding Fairtrade, University of Westminster is…

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Chiswick Bulbathon

On Friday 18th November 2011, students and staff from University of Westminster gathered to plant over 2,000 bulbs at the Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground in Chiswick. We enjoyed a warm and sunny afternoon for the planting, which we were…

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