23rd Sep, 2019

University’s memorable project

Aaron Wise 28th Jan, 2017

THE UNIVERSITY of Worcester is launching a project documenting its 70-year history through the voices of its former students, staff and the City community.

Entitled ‘The Worcester Spirit: Stories from the campus’, the project will weave the memories of all those whose lives have been touched by the University since its founding in 1946.

The project will also provide an opportunity for members of the community to record, preserve and share their stories of the University, which will be used to create an archive that will be available to the public online and presented in displays across the University.

Former University student Luke Fletcher, who is part of the project team, said: “We’re really keen to speak to anyone whose life has crossed paths with the University over the years.

“We’ve already heard so many wonderful stories, from the tales of the daily brew groups, to a legendary milk fight in the Hines Building.

“Some people have even spoken about having goats and chickens to look after on campus as part of their course.”

Professor Sarah Greer, deputy vice chancellor at the University, said: “The aim is to celebrate and document 70 years of the University of Worcester as an educational institution.

“We’re hoping to speak to former and current students, members of staff and local residents who are willing to share their stories and memories, as well as any photographs or memorabilia they may have that tells a tale about their time at Worcester.”

Call Mr Fletcher on 01905 542273 or e-mail alumni@worc.ac.uk for more information on the project.

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