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Campus markets

We've mentioned the Farmers' Markets on campus before (Queen Mary, Mile End and University of London in Bloomsbury, both on Thursdays), but that doesn't account for other offerings springing up at universities around London and beyond. In the past two weeks, for example, the established Tuesday fruit and veg market facilitated by the Union of Brunel Students on their Uxbridge campus has expanded this term, and one of the newcomer traders is Carlin Seafood from Poole. Real wet fish! First indications are very good indeed: we have enjoyed mussels, scallops, dabs and red mullet, all at the peak of freshness. The simple price structure (such as £1 per fish for red mullet) makes it very clear to budget-conscious students (and staff and campus visitors) just how much dinner is going to cost. Also, the buy-and-collect-later facility (available until 5pm) stops the potential for olfactory friction in offices and lecture theatres as pollock might overcome PowerPoint.

Let's hear it, then, for other university and college markets: where and when are they, and what should one select there?

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