Safety measures at Langwith College have been revamped following a security breach by second-year ex-residents who returned to the block during Freshers’ Week.
Having entered the block, the second years stole a number of photographs and welcome mats, attempted to forcibly gain access to a locked room, turned on all the showers on the top floor, and scrawled “C Block Sucks” in mud on the wall. After leaving to swim in the lake, they re-entered the block, semi naked, to run through the corridor, darting in and out of students’ rooms. Two doors were severely scratched and kicked and numerous peepholes smashed. Some members of the block complained of verbal abuse and intimidation which resulted in the Provost offering them new accommodation or an internal phone line to report any future trouble. As a consequence of the events, the door code was changed immediately and all those involved were banned from the block.