Students' Union Building, Newcastle University

  • Description

    Tower at front of building. Coats of arms are (L to R): Armstrong College; University of Durham; College of Medicine; the cross is the pectoral cross of St Cuthbert, the 'apostle of Northumbria'. (The Durham link is because Newcastle was a division of the federal University of Durham at the time that the building was constructed; the two colleges were eventually combined to give King's College, which eventually split off to become the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1963.) It is said that the funds for the Union Building were donated by a benefactor, expressing his thanks for the students' work in trying to break the General Strike, but since the strike was in 1926 and the building is dated 1924 (MCMXXIV) this seems rather unlikely.
  • Owner

    Alun J. Carr
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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