The University of Newcastle upon Tyne stands as a key leader in the dynamic cultural and economic regeneration of Newcastle and the North East. Yet the evolution of Newcastle's own University has been a slightly unusual process, in that it has not only celebrated a centenary in 1971, but could celebrate anniversaries in 2008 (100 years), 2037 (100 years), 2034 (200 years), 2052 (200 years), and another centenary in 2063. Why this should be is only part of the story of this book, which for the first time offers a magnificently illustrated portrait of a much-loved institution.
Much more than a history, the book draws on a wide range of contemporary archive and illustrative material to offer colourful glimpses of life and learning in the city of Newcastle from its Victorian industrial heyday to a vibrant present. In addition, Newcastle alumni of all generations have contributed their own memories to make this a truly representative volume.