File: Shrove Rag

Scope and Content

Shrove Rag was an annual event of the University's Students Union, held on Shrove Tuesday, which combined charitable collecting with high-spirited revelry. In the post-war period, Rag had a fairly settled programme of a procession of floats, distribution of a Rag magazine and a revue. It was further enlivened by unofficial events, some of which led to complaints being made to the University authorities. Much of this file is concerned with the consequences of Rag stunts such as mock fights in Manchester city centre, damage caused to the runway of Liverpool airport in 1967 and the daubing of graffiti at Stonehenge in 1968. The file also includes reports sent to the vice-chancellor about the monies raised by the Rag events.

Former reference: 214

Appraisal Information

The file was appraised by the Vice-Chancellor's Office in 1985, although no record was kept of the material destroyed.

Related Material

See also VCA/7/280 for the earlier period. For copies of the Rag magazine, see VCA/7/274