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Philip Robinson Library

To Honour a Great and Good Man Exhibition Poster

To Honour a Great and Good Man

The exhibition is part of Freedom City 2017, the city-wide programme across Newcastle marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King receiving an honorary degree at Newcastle University. Visit the Freedom City website for information on planned events.

Drawing on material from the University Archives held in Special Collections at Newcastle University Library, this exhibition tells the story of Dr King’s visit to Newcastle. It looks at what led to his nomination for an honorary degree, the communications and preparations building up to the visit and what happened on the day itself, as well as the aftermath and legacy of Dr King’s visit.

Level 2, Philip Robinson Library, Newcastle University

7th September 2017 - 30th Novermber 2017






Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

Image of the WWI Military Hospital at Newcastle University

A University at War, 1914 – 1918

Over the last two years, a team of volunteers have been using the material in Newcastle University Libraries’ Special Collections, to slowly piece together the story of the University during the First World War.

This exhibition is a particularly personal reflection of a University coming to terms with the reality of war. Using extracts from the University’s archive of College magazines, these articles, drawings, poems and obituaries are the personal responses of young men and women who found themselves in a situation they could not have imagined as they prepared for their university studies.

Ground Floor, Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms, Newcastle University

1st November 2017 - 1st April 2018




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