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The University and World War One: a centenary commemoration

04 Nov 2014

On Tuesday, 25 November, the University will mark the contribution made by staff and students during the First World War at an event in Whitworth Hall

World War One centenary commemoration

The conflict had a significant impact on the University and our community. As a centre of knowledge, expertise and personnel, the War saw our predecessors play a diversity of roles in military, medical, relief and agricultural service, through research and in efforts for peace.

The centenary commemoration event will mark the impact of the War, the University’s contributions and all those whose lives were affected and lost. It will feature readings from academic staff, senior officers and students of the University, original music composed and performed by current students and opportunities for reflection.

There are a limited number of places available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend, please register your interest before Tuesday, 11 November by visiting:

Over six hundred staff and students from the University lost their lives in military action. Many members of the University community volunteered for roles that provided relief and care for the injured, took up essential work in fields and factories and assisted those displaced by conflict. The University also made significant research contributions including treatments for gunshot wounds and the effects of shell shock, measures to counter the submarine threat to shipping and work to increase bread production.

Further information

You can find more about the University and World War One by visiting:

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