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Call for Science, Agriculture and Engineering alumni to help mark landmark anniversary

Call for Science, Agriculture and Engineering alumni to help mark landmark anniversary

29 November 2021

Newcastle’s College of Physical Science – now our Armstrong Building – opened in 1871. We’re marking the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the College by celebrating the achievements made by our Science, Agriculture and Engineering alumni community.

The College of Physical Science, which was part of the University of Durham, was a ground-breaking institution that established Newcastle University as a leading centre for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

It was established in response to a need for training among mining engineers. In its first year of teaching, the College had eight teaching staff, 173 students and offered tuition in four core subjects, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Geology. 

After being renamed Armstrong College in 1904 and King’s College in 1937, the College was a founding part of Newcastle University in 1963.

In its 150-year history, our students and academics in Science, Agriculture and Engineering have made incredible breakthroughs with a global impact. From pioneering computing education to discovering new species of fish and developing an ovarian cancer treatment!

Share your achievements to help us celebrate

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, we’re creating profiles of graduates from our Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Faculty to highlight the diverse impact our alumni community has had around the world. Get in touch with us to share your achievements since graduating and to be featured.

Here are 10 SAgE graduates who have made a real difference, whether that be in the field of their degree or otherwise!

If you’re a graduate from our Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Faculty and would like to share your story to contribute to the celebrations, please get in touch!