Former staff, alumni and members of the local community took part in a campus tour on Tuesday 6 December, to celebrate the launch of a 50th Anniversary Oral History Project.
Following a welcome by Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret A House, guests enjoyed a walking tour of the campus with historian Dr Helen Kingstone and graduate Ethan Lowe. The group visited areas of the campus from the 1960s to the present day including the Chapel, the former convent St. Bede Centre, the new Trinity Enterprise Centre and lecture theatres named in memory of Trinity College Principal Sister Augusta Maria C.P. and TASC Principal Dr Mary Hallaway.
The special event marked the official launch of Dr Kingstone and Dr Di Drummond’s audio project which captures interviews with founding members, former staff and alumni from the institution over 50 years.
Dr Kingstone said: “The project gathers memories from across the institution; capturing people’s thoughts from the past 50 years, and providing insight into the next 50 years!
“Meeting all the wonderful people involved with the institution has been an absolute privilege, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their experiences and their expanse knowledge of Leeds Trinity.”
The tour culminated in The Lounge Bar with an opportunity for guests to listen to a series of 80-second audio clips of those interviewed for the project.
Professor Margaret A House, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said:
“I’m exceptionally proud of the hard-work and effort gone in to compiling this oral history project, which provides a wonderful snapshot history of our institution over 50 years. I’m very grateful for all of my former colleagues who took the time to talk to our team, and hope they enjoyed reminiscing about Leeds Trinity, as much as we like hearing about it!”
The Oral History Project is on display on campus, or you can listen to the interviews on our timeline.
This event was hosted in partnership with local magazine, The Squeaker.
A walking tour of Leeds Trinity with Dr Helen Kingstone to launch her 50th Anniversary Oral History Project.