Daily Archives: 9 February, 2015

A Higher Purpose: Newcastle University at War

Don’t miss the last few weeks of this fantastic exhibition on the 2nd floor of Newcastle University’s Robinson Library. The exhibition reflects largely on the university buildings being requisitioned and used as the 1st┬áNorthern General Hospital during the First World War, and includes a range of fascinating archival material, including photographs of the wards, operation books from a surgeon operating in the Hatton Gallery throughout the period, student admissions registers and magazines relating to the fallen, plans of the buildings, and the Rudyard Kipling letter to the Secretary of State for War. The exhibition is open to members of the public, and runs until the end of February 2015.