A Vision of Learning

Last night I attended the launch of a new book about the history of Edge Hill University. It was co-authored by Fiona Montgomery – author of the last two books published in 1985 and 1997 – and Mark Flinn who retired as Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) last year.

Coinciding with the launch of the book (which is available from Blackwells online or in the Library – that’s my corporate bit out of the way!) there’s an exhibition in the foyer of the Faculty of Health detailing the Edge Hill’s journey from a teaching college for 41 women in a district of Liverpool, through the move to Ormskirk in the 1930s, the admission of men in 1958 and the push for university status. There’s also a fascinating promotional video which I’ll try to get permission to publish here.

Layer of Meaning

Just popped down to the Faculty of Health to see Derek and Zoe Boak’s art exhibition:

Loved-up artists Derek and Zoe Boak show the ‘Layer of Meaning’ to life and loss in a brand new exhibition showing at Edge Hill University as part of the Institution’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

It is the first time the married painting duo from Southport have exhibited their work together but thought it would be a fun project to join up on to help mark the University’s milestone anniversary.

It’s on show until 7th April so get down and take a look.

Earlier this month there was an exhibition by Tony Evans so I wonder what we have to look forward to for the rest of the year!