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Remembrance Day

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Remembrance at Leeds Beckett

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November 2018, is a day for us to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 11:00 marks the time World War I officially came to an end in 1918. 

Just after 05:00 on November 11, 1918, Germany and the Allies signed an armistice - a formal agreement to stop fighting. Armistice Day falls on November 11 every year, to commemorate the end of the First World War in 1918.


A Remembrance Day flag will fly from the James Graham building on Headingley Campus ahead of this centenary.

The university's Lead Chaplin, Reverend Melvyn Kelly, has delivered a message of peace with his reflections around Remembrance Day.


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Book launched to uncover wartime stories

Leeds Beckett students have brought to life the stories of former employees from PwC who fought in the Great War. The History and English students were granted exclusive access to PwC’s London-based archives and compiled a unique collection of letters sent and received by employees from Cooper Brothers & Co, a predecessor of PwC.


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Archive and Special Collections Remembrance blog

In the years that followed Armistice Day, towns, villages, businesses and institutions across the country began a process of remembrance. In 1921, the City of Leeds Training College erected a war memorial to fallen Students and Staff.


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Memory Performance

Using the centenary of World War One as a starting point and the role that the Headingley campus played as a military hospital, Theatre and Performance students will explore the construction of memory and memorial in a contemporary context. 


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Battle Back expedition

Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie Great Outdoors is leading an expedition of 13 wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans in the Himalayas. Working alongside the Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Centre, the month-long trip will culminate in the summit of Mera Peak on Sunday 11 November. 


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Armistice Centenary Commemoration

The college buildings of City of Leeds Training College, which make up Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus, played their part in the unfolding drama as war raged around Europe and further afield in the early 20th century. The first casualties arrived in 1914 and an estimated 57,200 patients were treated at the hospital which didn’t leave the site until 1927.


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