Documents relating to the Owens College Jubilee 1901/1902

  • Reference
      GB 133 OCA/24
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      13 items

Scope and Content

In 1901 Owens College celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Official golden jubilee celebrations were however delayed until 1902 because of problems in completing the Whitworth Hall. The Jubilee was used to launch a new fund-raising venture, to be used for new chairs (e.g. Hebrew, architecture), develop the Library, build a new bacteriological laboratory, endow research fellowships and a staff superannuation fund, and create reserves which would help avoid the financial problems the College had suffered through the 1890s.