The spotlight is on the history of The University of Nottingham from its origins as a civic college in the late 1800s.
We see how the generosity of Jesse Boot enabled the college to move from the city centre to the present Highfields campus in the 1920s.
Pictures show the impact of the Second World War, including bomb damage to the Shakespeare Street building. The achievement of full University status in 1948 launches a period of growth.
Student activities, such as the annual Carnival tradition, are described , and there are photographs of students over the generations. The theme of growth and globalisation includes reference to current expanstion in China.
Finally, we see examples of the variety of library collections which help to record the life and times of the University over the last 125 years.