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Reunion for former University of Worcester students
Science laboratory
Students in what was, at the time, a cutting edge science laboratory.

The University of Worcester is holding a reunion on Saturday, 10 July, for staff and students spanning its 64-year history.

The University started life as an emergency teacher training college just after World War II.

Beth Heaney, from the University said: "It's a great opportunity for people to bring back those special memories and reacquaint themselves with old haunts and past friends."

University status was granted in 2005.

If anyone would like to attend they should email or call Beth Heaney on 01905 542273.


In 1946 an emergency teacher training college was set up in St Johns in Worcester, using wartime buildings.

Cow in a classroom
The agriculture lecture theatre, with a live calf.

This subsequently became a training college, under the aegis of the University of Birmingham Department of Education

Worcester College of Higher Education began awarding degrees in 1970.

In 1995, Herefordshire and Worcestershire College of Nursing and Midwifery was absorbed into Worcester College of Higher Education.

In 1997 it adopted the title of University College Worcester, and eight years later was granted university status.

In 2009 the first buildings on the new campus were opened, on the site of the former Worcester Royal Infirmary.

The University now boasts a digital arts centre, a world-class sports centre and laboratories, a purpose-built drama studio and a high-tech 3D motion analysis centre.

It is also the home to the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit.

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