Remembrance - Battle of the Somme film

Published: 8 November 2016

In the week we remember the war dead, there'll be showings of the Great War film The Battle of the Somme. On Sunday 13 November the UofG remembers those who perished in war.

Scottish poppiesAn Act of Remembrance will be observed in the University Chapel at 10.45 am on Friday 11th November. A two minutes silence will be observed and the Presidents of the SRC, GUSA, GUU, QMU will then lay a wreath at the Memorial Garden adjacent to the Quincentenary Commemorative Gates from the students of today to the students who gave their lives in The Great War and subsequent conflicts.

Also Friday, 11 November the University will be showing The Battle of the Somme, a film blending documentary and propaganda that was shot by official war cinematographers Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell in the trenches from 25 June–9 July 1916 and first shown to British audiences that August. By October 1916 more than 20 million tickets had been sold across the UK. The re-mastered film and modern soundtrack (Laura Rossi, 2006) are provided by the Imperial War Museum. Run time is 74 minutes.

The film will be shown in the University Chapel on loop throughout the day immediately following the 10.45am Act of Remembrance, with an evening showing at 5.30pm. The event is free and open to the public, but if you want to attend the 5.30pm screening we ask that you book a free ticket so that the organisers can keep track of numbers.  

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Image of men in the trenches

Sunday 13 November

All members of the University are invited to attend the Remembrance Service in Bute Hall on Sunday 13 November 2016 at 10.45am.

Please note that all staff, students, alumni and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Staff wishing to join the academic procession are requested to assemble in the Hunterian Museum by 10.30am. Academic Dress (gown and hood plus dark long tie for men) will be worn on this occasion. It is important that all wishing to join the procession should also email by Friday 4 November 2016.

For more information, please contact Amber Higgins in the Senate Office. 

Remembering our People 

The University is remembering all the members of the UofG community who perished in the Great War (1914 - 1918)

Date: Throughout 2016
Time: 08.45
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel

The University is commemorating members of the University who died in World War 1 and in whose name the Memorial Chapel was built. Throughout 2016 on or as close to the centenary of their death the names of those from the University who died in The Great War 1914-1918 will be remembered in prayers. After the Service a Cross with Poppy will be placed in the University’s Memorial Garden next to the Quincentenary Ceremonial Gates at University Avenue.

The Roll of Honour - The Fallen - 2016-17 Semester 1 (5 pages, 463kb, pdf) lists those to be remembered during the 2016-17 Semester 1 period. 

What is Remembrance Sunday?

Ever since the 1914-1918 Great War, the UK has chosen the Sunday in November nearest to the 1918 Armistice Day anniversary to remember and honour those who perished.  The red poppy seen in the Flanders battlefields of the First World War provided the emblem. Subsequent wars have added to the meaning of Remembrance Sunday. Nowadays, people of all nationalities and faiths gather to observe a simple, silent act of remembering those who have died in all the world's wars...soldiers and civilians, men, women and children.

First published: 8 November 2016