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About the Labyrinth

Labyrinth at Kent

Photograph by Andrew Wiggins

Photograph by Andrew Wiggins (Haywood Landscapes)

"A really valuable chance to take time out and follow the path. Funnily enough, my supervisor said "Go for a long walk". This has been the answer I've had lots of interesting insights".

Created from Yorkstone and grass, this permanent, outdoor Labyrinth is accessible to everyone and is a work of art designed by Jeff Saward (Labyrinthos) and built by Haywood Landscapes Ltd. A short path links the Labyrinth to Eliot footpath. The Labyrinth was completed in August 2008, and was formally launched by Vice Chancellor, Professor Julia Goodfellow, on the 17th October 2008.

This beautiful Labyrinth has a wonderful view of the city and is open for all, for quiet enjoyment. Its design is mediaeval, and unusually for labyrinths it also has a circle path enclosing the space.

To our knowledge this is one of the first labyrinths to be built at an English university, and perhaps the first in the world to be built as a teaching and learning resource across academic disciplines. The Labyrinth can be booked for events including teaching and learning initiatives. Customised workshops, seminars and other events can be created in collaboration with departments and teams (subject to staff availability): please get in touch.


How to find the Labyrinth

From Eliot College: follow the footpath between the College and Becket Court. The Labyrinth is on your left.

From the bus stops outside Keynes: walk up to The Venue and bear right to Eliot College. Keep right, and follow Eliot footpath, starting between the College and Becket Court.

On foot or bicycle from the city: follow the footpath up towards Eliot College; the Labyrinth will be on your right.

The Labyrinth is wheelchair accessible; parking for wheelchair users is at Eliot College.

Pay and display parking is on Giles Lane (pdf) 161KB

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Last Updated: 08/10/2013