100 years since the armistice

Date published: October 24, 2018

Armistice Day

This year Armistice Day (11 November) falls on the same day as Remembrance Sunday.

Students and colleagues who live on and around the campus are invited to participate in the ceremony to be held on Sunday morning at the Cenotaph outside the Old Fire Station at 10.40am. The event is organised by Salford City Council and the Royal British Legion and Polly Smith from our Student Services will be laying a wreath on behalf of the University..

The laying of the wreaths will begin the two minutes' silence at around 11.05am.

From the following Monday 12 November, the Faith Centre will be running a special exhibition entitled "Faith and Chaplaincy in times of Conflict” to which everyone is invited. This has been specially developed to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, bringing the First World War to an end.

The exhibition considers the contributions of Faith communities and the Chaplains who ministered to all faiths and none as they served in the First World War and other world conflicts. It reflects the important role played by Chaplains of all faiths supporting everybody, working together for a common good and helps raise awareness of our shared history.

It marks 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice marking the end of the First World War.

The exhibition will run in the multi faith room until 23 November and is open to all daily from 10am to 4pm.

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