A history of College community and sustainability
This exhibition has been developed from research conducted for a ‘Learning at Work’ Day session on ‘Sustainable Workplaces’ held in the College Archives in May 2008. Images and transcripts have been crucial to the College’s existence, character and development since it opened in 1887.
Photographs, College publications, administrative records and personal accounts provide a fascinating insight into what it was like to live and work at the College over the course of its history. The admittance of male undergraduates is described in amusing detail, whilst personal reminiscences of wartime experiences reflect how the College has had to adapt to external social forces.
Although early photographs and descriptions of Founder’s Building portray an impressively equipped college even by today’s standards, this exhibition also reveals how rigid codes of conduct and geographical isolation prompted some staff and students to seek entertainment from forbidden sources!
Anna Flood (Graduate Trainee Archives Assistant)
August 20, 2000