Preston wasn’t on the list! The list in question contained the initial suggestions of which technical colleges were to be designated as the new polytechnics. It was a blow, but not one that Preston, Lancashire or the Harris College were going to accept without a struggle.
If the warning sirens began to wail over Preston during the Second World War, the Harris Institute was prepared. Students had already woven and pieced together 2,000 yards of their own blackout cloth in readiness.
At the first open meeting of the Institution, its first President, Thomas Batty Addison, expressed his wish that, one day in the distant future, Preston might have its own university.
There would be plenty of reasons to remember 5th November 1896, when a ‘Grand Bazaar’ was opened in Preston’s Public Hall. The aim of the Bazaar was to raise funds for the new Victoria Jubilee Technical School; a magnificent addition to the Harris Institute being erected on Corporation Street.
An expedition into the depths of our University Archives frequently leads to the unearthing of long-forgotten treasures and curiosities. A recently rediscovered Harris Institute Guild Magazine from 1922 is just one example.
UCLan named winner of The Guardian University Awards 2018 internationalisation category for hosting the American University of the Caribbean. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)...
We're looking for people to share their stories for a new online archive as the University begins a year of celebration marking its 190th anniversary.