The University and World War One: a centenary commemoration [sta]

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University of Manchester - Whitworth Hall

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Please arrive by 12.15pm. Light refreshments will be served after the event. The event will be held in the Whitworth Hall. Maps and directions are available on our website: arrive by 12.15


The University and World War One: a centenary commemoration
Tuesday 25 November, 12.25pm – 1.35 (Refreshments afterwards), Whitworth Hall, The University of Manchester

On Tuesday 25 November, the University of Manchester will mark the contribution made by staff and students during the First World War at an event in Whitworth Hall.

The conflict had a significant impact on the University and our community. As a centre of knowledge, expertise and personnel, the War saw our predecessors play a diversity of roles in military, medical, relief and agricultural service, through research and in efforts for peace. The centenary commemoration event will mark the impact of the War, the University’s contributions and all those whose lives were effected and lost. It will feature readings from academic staff and senior officers of the University, music and opportunities for reflection.

Over six hundred staff and students from the University lost their lives in military action. Many members of the University community volunteered for roles that provided relief and care for the injured, took up essential work in fields and factories and assisted those displaced by conflict. The University also made significant research contributions including treatments for gunshot wounds and the effects of shell shock, measures to counter the submarine threat to shipping and work to increase bread production.

This event forms part of a wider set of research and engagement activities over the next four years organised around the centenary of World War One, which you can find more about by visiting