Lakeside Arts
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The University of Nottingham's Changing Campuses, 1881 - 2008


Friday 22 August - Sunday 23 November, Open all day
Weston Gallery

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THIS EXHIBITION TOOK PLACE IN 2008 Monday - Friday 11.00am - 4:00pm Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays 12:00pm - 4:00pm The story of the University of Nottingham began in the late nineteenth century with the foundation of Nottingham University College. From modest origins as a civic college, The University of Nottingham has now become an international institution with campuses in China and Malaysia and UK activities spread across locations in Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the University’s royal charter, the exhibition focuses on campus developments at home and abroad. It draws on archival collections to illustrate the history of the different sites and their communities – from the agricultural context of Sutton Bonington and the business and educational interest of Jubilee to the growth of new campuses abroad. The display shows how the expanding university has balanced demand for new buildings and growing populations of students and staff with preservation of the physical environment. Particular attention is given to the world of sport, which illustrates an aspect of the student experience that is shared across the years and continents. LUNCHTIME TALKS 1PM-2PM ADMISSION FREE PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP A series of lunchtime talks will be held to accompany the exhibition. Places are limited so please book your tickets with the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER HOMES OF THE FUTURE Mark Gillott, Co-Director of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Technology, introduces a University of Nottingham research project to develop six energy efficient research houses in partnership with industry. WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBER THE GREEN CAMPUS Gavin Scott, Environmental Manager at The University of Nottingham, describes how the University is tackling the challenge of improving its environmental performance. WEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER A DESERTED MEDIEVAL SITE Lloyd Laing from the University of Nottingham’s Department of Archaeology reveals the fi