On Wednesday 18th November 2015, at 1-2pm, John Beckett, Professor of English Regional History, will give a guided tour of the exhibition at the Weston Gallery, Lakeside. This is a FREE event. Book a space at https://tourofex.eventbrite.co.uk
The exhibition charts how the 19th century University College with a few hundred students grew to become the world’s first truly global University.
The tour will explain how the Nottingham entrepreneur Jesse Boot took University College from a cramped base in the city to a beautiful campus and will tell the stories behind some of the items on display. The exhibition itself focuses on the student experience, using prospectuses, timetables, photographs and uniforms to explore changes in the student way of life from the days of the University College to the experiences of today’s 40,000+ undergraduates and postgraduates.