News - September 2012

Celebrating University's heritage at Open Days

3 September 2012

Groundbreaking chemistry, 3D technology and rare maps will be among the attractions on offer at the University of Hull as part the forthcoming Heritage Open Days.

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The national event takes place from 6 to 9 September and gives the public a rare chance to explore architectural and cultural treasures.

At the University there will be demonstrations of how liquid crystals revolutionised technology, and how archaeology and medicine are harnessing the potential of 3D visualisation. The University art collection, map library and Botanical Gardens will also be open to view, and there will be a lunch and exhibition of royal visits to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

The University takes part in the Heritage Open Days each year and as well as offering a programme of events at its Hull campus, there is also plenty happening at the historic Blaydes House (home to our Maritime Historical Studies Centre) and Hull History Centre (run in partnership by the University and Hull City Council). Plus, Dr Robb Robinson will be taking visitors on a bus tour of Hull’s past and there will be special events celebrating the work of former University librarian Philip Larkin.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Calie Pistorius said: “It is a pleasure for the University to be once again involved in the Heritage Open Days. They give us an opportunity to show off our beautiful University, celebrate the fascinating work carried out here, and share the outstanding expertise of our staff.”

Heritage Open Days 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.

In Hull, the event is organised in association with the Hull Civic Society.

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