Celebrating University's heritage at Open Days
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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
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