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JESSE BOOT, THE HIGHFIELDS ESTATE, AND THE CREATION
OF UNIVERSITY PARK
5 October 2015
Professor John Beckett looks at how the Nottingham entrepreneur Jesse Boot facilitated the move to a new campus and a new college building in the 1920s. The Trent Building, as it is now called, with its iconic clock tower, remains a symbol of the University and is replicated on the China and Malaysia campuses.
PHOTOGRAPHING UNIVERSITY PARK
2 November 2015
Co-curator Dr Anrew Souter had the task of selecting from a huge range of original historic photographs and of spotting gaps and filling them himself. In doing so, he visited the University’s UK campuses and environs and found many hidden gems that reflect University and student life. Dr Souter explores the challenges faced in addition to his inspiration and discoveries made during his work on the project.
FROM MODEST BEGINNINGS TO GLOBAL INSTITUTION
7 December 2015
Emeritus Professor Malcolm Jones has been linked with the University since arriving as an undergraduate in 1958. As a student, lecturer and professor, he went on to become Dean of the Arts Faculty, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Honorary President of Convocation. He will offer glimpses into how the University has changed since the 1950s, combining institutional history with personal reflection.