University pioneers Great War commemoration centre


Academics and community groups in Birmingham – led by the University – will collaborate as never before to mark the centenary of the First World War. March 21 will see the public launch at the new Library of Birmingham of one of only five centres across the country set up to commemorate the Great War and its legacy.

The library will be the focus for workshops, exhibitions and wide-ranging research on how the conflict has shaped the past 100 years in a £500,000 project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).