Professor Jeremy Black has been Established Chair in History at the University of Exeter since 1996. He is a prolific author, writing on a wide range of topics, including maps and history, why wars happen, history of the British Isles, and rethinking military history.
For us as alumni and ex-staff, probably his most interesting book is City on the Hill: A Life of the University of Exeter, which was published in 2015 to mark the university’s diamond jubilee (60 years since it received its Royal Charter). Packed full of beautiful imagery, the author has also drawn on a range of sources, from archive material to personal recollections of staff and students, past and present. You can follow the book launch, and spot one or two of our members, at: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/diamondjubilee/ourhistory/book/.
The programme is as follows: (but please note that access to the Upper Lounge is only by the stairs)
10.30 am – Arrival, coffee, welcome and introductions
11.00 am – Professor Black to talk on the history of, and life at, the University during the 1950s, 60s and early 70s (based on his book – see above)
11.30 am – Questions
11.45 am – Presentation by a current student involved in the Exeter Scholars’ Programme (which is supported by the Exeter University Club)
12.00 noon – Adjourn for lunch (probably in Reed Hall)
After lunch, weather permitting, attendees might like to follow the self-guided sculpture trail:
This event has been organised with the help of the Alumni Office. Also coming to the meeting will be a large group of alumni from other parts of the country who will be visiting Exeter in early September.
Updated 12 July 2018