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Join us for the centenary commemoration of the First World War

19 Nov 2014

On Tuesday, 25 November, the Chancellor, Mr Tom Bloxham and the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, will lead the University’s centenary commemoration of the First World War at a special event in Whitworth Hall

WW1 centenary

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 event will feature an address by the Chancellor, readings from staff and students, and original music composed and performed by current students.

Places are available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend, please register your interest before 2pm on Friday, 21 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:

If you have any queries, please email: