This summer, a big birthday bash was due to commence: the 100th birthday of the King’s Buildings campus! However due to the pandemic, events will be postponed for one year, and KB101 will commence in July 2021.
In July 1920, King George V laid the foundation stone for the first building, the Joseph Black Building, on what was formerly the site of West Mains Farm.
Activities and events
Incorporating a celebration of science discoveries, capturing the achievements of our community, and looking at the challenges facing the next 100 years, activities are expected to include:
– lectures covering past and present predictions, and exploring of some of the challenges facing scientists in the future;
– events for families and the public where they can meet our community and catch a glimpse of what goes on in our laboratories;
– a gallery of ‘100 objects’ – key equipment, displays and historical pieces which tell the story of our past and present;
– an exhibition and publication celebrating 100 notable figures from our College’s history;
– the opening of the UncoverED@KB exhibition, celebrating the contribution of BAME students and staff;
– the installation of a commissioned artwork, covering the entire King’s Buildings campus;
– the opening at the end of the year of the Student Community Garden space at the rear of Murchison House; and
– a number of diverse events organised by each of the seven Schools.
Centenary events will be posted on the College’s web pages.
We just hope there will be a cake big enough to hold 100 candles, and to feed us all!
Photo: King George V laying the foundation stone in 1920