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Highfield Campus 100: the 21st century

And so we reach the final Special Collections blog looking at the development of the University over the last 100 years. As we moved into the new millennium, there was a change at the helm of the University with the … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1980-2000

As we get closer to the Highfield centenary we cover the last two ‘roller coaster’ decades of the twentieth century. The main issue confronting John Roberts, the new Vice-Chancellor when he arrived in the Autumn of 1979, was the anticipated … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1970s

“The University has been a happy place, despite the dashing of our hopes for improved financial support, and I am confident that it will remain so.” [Professor L.C.B. Gower, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton Annual Report 1972-3, pp.12-13.] Professor Lawrence Cecil … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1960s

And so we move to the “swinging sixties”, a decade of significant growth and expansion for the University. Projections made at the beginning of the 1960s were that Southampton would reach a total of 4,000 students by 1980. However, in 1963 … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1950s

It’s a University! The 1950s saw the move for Southampton obtaining university status gain ground more rapidly than anticipated.  In 1952 Southampton became the first university to be created in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, receiving its royal charter … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1940s

The Second World War was a period of both anxiety and opportunity for University College, Southampton. The decision not to evacuate the Highfield site allowed the College to play a full part in wartime training and education, and to undertake … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1930s

Despite the 1930s being coloured with the economic depression, the College managed to achieve stability and progress. Treasury grants were raised again by the Grants Committee, and student numbers reached a peak at 474 in the academic year 1931-2, and … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1920s

As we move into the 1920s, we find the University College settling into its new Highfield site.  By 1922, we were home to a grand total of 350 students!  In 1925, 32 of these students secured honours degrees, with 9 placed … Continue reading

Highfield Campus 100: 1919

Welcome to the first in the series of Special Collections blogs that chart the development of university life at the Highfield campus from 1919 onwards. The development at Highfield was part of an ambitious expansion plan by the University College of Southampton to … Continue reading

University Developments Through Time: shaping the University grounds in peace and war, 1920-48

Within the Archives and Manuscripts are two volumes of the minutes of the University College’s Grounds Committee. These surprisingly interesting volumes cover the years 1920-48. The first committee meeting took place on October 19th, 1920 and included much discussion of the provision … Continue reading