Celebrating University's heritage at Open
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.
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
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
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
In Hull, the event is organised in association
with the Hull Civic Society. View the full list of opening
times and further information.
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