A Higher Purpose: Newcastle University at War

18 December 2014, 6pm @ Robinson Library (Level 1, Room 152), Newcastle University

Lecture by Ian Johnson, Archivist at Newcastle University Special Collections

Newcastle University’s Robinson Library warmly invites you to a talk on 18 December on the experience of the University during the First World War. Entitled ‘A Higher Purpose: Newcastle University at War’, Archivist Ian Johnson explores how the buildings were requisitioned and became the 1st Northern General Hospital, treating over 40,000 servicemen from 1914 to 1919. Find out what life was like on these wards, the work of a surgeon who went on to invent Lucozade, and some of the stories of the estimated 276 students, alumni, and staff who lost their lives in the conflict.

This hour long talk will commence at 6pm on Level 1 of the Robinson Library, Room 152. There will also be an opportunity to view the accompanying exhibition on Level 2 of the library, as well as additional unique and rare material that wasn’t included.

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