Commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I


This year marks 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. A series of special events and stories will mark this centenary and share the impact war had on the lives of staff and students in Nottingham.

Joining with events taking place around the country this page is a mark of thanks for peace and to remember the bravery of those who fought, lived and died both at home and overseas.

War stories


The great escape


At 1.30am on the morning of 25 September 1917, 22 military officers detained at a prisoner of war (POW) camp at Sutton Bonington escaped through a secret tunnel and dispersed into the countryside.

The camp was very different back then to the site as we know it today – it is now home to the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham.

As part of our series commemorating a centenary since Armistice Day we look back at how this historic escape unfolded.


 East Midlands Universities OTC pay tribute


The impact of the First World War on University College, Nottingham, was profound, more than 100 years on members of the OTC reflect  on the sacrifices made. 


Events around the City 


Sharing news of events taking place around the City and County.


Memorial event
at University Park


A minute's silence was held across University Park at 11am on Friday November 9.


Commemoration event
at Sutton Bonington


Two avenues of lime trees and a memorial plaque formed part of a commemoration event on Sunday November 11.



The impact of the First World War on University College, Nottingham, was profound.


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