Leicester’s living memorial: microsite marks centenary of Great War

Posted by pt91 at Feb 19, 2014 02:55 PM |
Explore the First World War origins of the University
Leicester’s living memorial: microsite marks centenary of Great War

The Fielding Johnson Building, during its time as a field hospital during the Great War.

A new website that commemorates the outbreak of the First World War has been launched by the University, reflecting on Leicester’s role in remembering those who fell during the conflict.

Leicester is, we believe, the only British university that is a living memorial to the Great War – and that connection makes our work even more poignant as the nation commemorates the events of 1914-1918. Our motto 'Ut vitam habeant' ('so that they may have life') stands as a permanent reminder of this.

The new microsite will detail all of the University’s events and activity commemorating the Great War. Throughout 2014-2018 the University of Leicester will deliver a calendar of centenary-related events and activities, together with online resources that will cover the lives, stories and impact of the First World War not only on Leicester but across the nation and across the globe.

Visit the website to discover more about Leicester’s origins in the Great War, and  its role as a living memorial.

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