Saturday 20th February saw a collection of the historic documents relating to the rebuilding of Chad’s Main Building on display in the Reserve Library.
Organised by the College Librarian Jenny Parker, with research by Shannon Sinclair, the exhibition focussed on the changes to the buildings of the college, in particular numbers 15-18 North Bailey, which were substantially gutted and redesigned within living memory.
Tours focussed on Bow Lane and the Quad and garden, comparing what can be seen now with old photographs, plans and maps. Attended by parents, students and alumni the exhibition was well received and very interesting.
Nick Barton, a member of the SCR and alumnus, helped to piece together some of the evidence, regaling attendees with stories from his time at Chad’s and illustrating some of the changes he’s seen happen over the intervening period.
Photo credit: Naomi Ireland-Jones