"university of liverpool" blog posts
The Bust of Principal Rendall
To celebrate International Sculpture Day we find out more about the bust of Principal Gerald Rendall that was unveiled 126 years ago on 20 February 1897.
Posted on: 29 April 2023
Jane Herdman: Science and Sewing
Deep within the University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences building hangs a portrait of a lady serenely sewing. She is Jane Herdman and the building is named after her. Jane’s story is a mix of love, tragedy, science and, above all, the encouragement of learning.
Posted on: 8 March 2023
The Leaning Tower of Liverpool
Our iconic clock tower is part of the university’s flagship building and helps our visitors to locate us. We can be heard across campus every 15 minutes as our bells chime and mark the passing of time and in this blog we find out more about the clock, tower and bells on the 130th anniversary of the Jubilee Clock Tower’s opening ceremony.
Posted on: 15 November 2022
ConGRADulations–Graduations at The University of Liverpool
It’s July which can mean only one thing – Graduation! In this blog we take a closer look at some of the Graduation ceremonies over the past 130 years.
Posted on: 18 July 2022
To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, this blog looks at the various jubilee celebrations held at the university over the past 130 years.
Posted on: 3 June 2022
The Wartime Watch
Our clock tower played an important role during World War Two and this blog takes a closer look at what happened 81 years ago, in March 1941.
Posted on: 18 March 2022
The Students and the Sphinx
In our previous VG&M building history blogs, we have looked at the construction and opening of the Victoria Building so now we delve into the Sphinx Magazine to find out what the students really thought of their brand-new building.
Posted on: 21 January 2022
Mitzi Cunliffe - Behind the Mask
Every year some of the most famous faces on the planet are photographed hugging a stylised golden mask. It is a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) trophy. Let’s go behind the mask to discover its brilliant designer, Mitzi Cunliffe, who also created the spikiest artwork in our collection …
Posted on: 25 March 2021
Metropolitan Cathedral Precinct, 1952 by Allan P. Tankard (1897 – 1964)
Amanda Draper, Curator of Art & Exhibitions writes... We’ve been surprised by the popularity of a small display of local watercolours in our tiny Gallery 4. All the paintings are by Allan P. Tankard and show the University of Liverpool campus in the post-war years. This evocative glimpse into the relatively recent past of our neighbourhood has really resonated with visitors. From the exhibition I’ve chosen to show you this vista of a big empty space where the Metropolitan Cathedral now stands.
Posted on: 15 May 2020