Legacies of War, University of Leeds

Legacies of War, University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
West Yorkshire






0113 343 8879

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Members of the University of Leeds Officer Training Corps carrying out bayonet practise

Legacies of War at the University of Leeds is a First World War Centenary project for 2014-2018. The project will work with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacy of the First World War.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

09.00-17.00 Mon-Fri

Admission charges

According to event details.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
University of Leeds students in an explosives factory research lab

New exhibition about the University of Leeds during the First World War

  • 22 — 29 October 2014 *on now

The opening of the exhibition, in the University's Parkinson Court, coincides with a rededication service for 25 members of the institution who served in the war, whose names have been added to its Brotherton War Memorial.
Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion will read at the event.
The exhibition, University of Leeds: Legacies of the First World War, tells the stories of some of those commemorated by the memorial, as well as setting out various aspects of life at the University during the conflict.
The exhibition and the rededication service form part of the University’s Legacies of War centenary project.



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
WWI: Changing Faces of Heroism

WW1: Changing Faces of Herosim

  • 22 October — 16 November 2014 *on now

Starting on 27 October, World War One: Changing Faces of Heroism, is a free short course from the University of Leeds – in association with the BBC. It looks at the emergence of new kinds of heroes and heroines, such as ordinary ‘Tommies’ and front-line nurses, as well as alternative hero figures including anti-war campaigners.
The three week course explores art, literature, film and television, where people will learn about the portrayals of heroism before, during and since the war.
Take a look at the trailer video.