Origins and Growth

An aerial shot of the site before construction, 1961.Here you can find out about the early years of the University. You can explore how the initial idea for a university in Lancaster came about. You can also look at how it was initially established in various buildings in the city and how the new campus was constructed.

A campus map provides further details about some of the specific buildings – why they are called what they are called and when they were built.

An aerial shot of the site from the north, 1971.Aerial shots used with the kind permission of Marion McClintock from the book Quest for Innovation (1974)

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