A giant rock erected on campus has been branded an “obscene waste” after details of its cost were uncovered by York Vision.

University alumni and donors spared no expense in commissioning and creating the ‘Singing Stone’ sculpture, which costed over £83,000.

This included the cost of transporting the rock from Cornwall, all the way to its current location close to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.

Reported by York Vision. You can read the full story here. 

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