University to invite members of the public to learn about architectural heritage

Posted by sb661 at Sep 10, 2014 01:28 PM |
University of Leicester to offer public engagement events between 11 – 13 September 2014
University to invite members of the public to learn about architectural heritage

Fielding Johnson Building in 1932

The University will be opening its doors to the public by hosting a series of events to explore the rich architectural heritage of the buildings on campus.

The events are part of the Heritage Open Days initiative, which is designed to celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

The three events which the University will be running include: First World War-themed tours of the campus and its adjacent area; Campus architecture tours; and visits to the University’s Special Collections to see the Sue Townsend and Joe Orton Archives.

A guided tour of the University Botanic Garden’s history will also be available, featuring the preserved and restored Edwardian garden, on Thursday 11 September.