2005-2006. I had a ground floor room with a window that looked out onto that big stretch of concrete that people used as a football pitch. I quickly learned to block out the sound of footballs hitting my window, and I soon learned to shut my curtains at all times, because otherwise people would gaze in as I read and they played.
Hmm, I didn't really have a good time while living there, but that image still makes me feel nostalgic. I liked the onsite bar, which was apparently the cheapest on campus.