Universities network forms to commemorate 2020 anniversary

Institutions from across the UK united to explore collaborative opportunities around the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage.

The journeys undertaken by the Mayflower Pilgrims stretched from the East Midlands across to Holland, from Harwich to Southwark, and along the South Coast – before leaving for their historic voyage to America.

Academics and practitioners across various disciplines worked on projects which reflected upon, critique and engage with this four-centuries-old history and heritage.

The network built their collaborative approach to the Mayflower 400 anniversary year and the opportunities to forge new relationships in places connected by this long history.

About the network

The Mayflower 400 Universities Group is a consortium of UK Higher Education Institutions and international partners with a shared interest in the 2020 commemoration of the historic voyage of the Mayflower from England to America 400 years ago.

Many of the partner institutions are in or near places which are associated with the stories of the Mayflower Pilgrims and their journeys before leaving for their new lives in America.

Together, these places form the Mayflower 400 partnership.

The following representatives and institutions are involved in the group:

  • Bishop Grosseteste University - Dr Robert von Friedeburg
  • City, University of London - Prof Paul Curran
  • London South Bank University - Michael Simmons, Rachel Beach
  • Nottingham Trent University - Prof Barbara Matthews, Prof Angela Brown
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Queen’s University Belfast - Dr Tom Hulme
  • Sheffield Hallam University - Dave Wilson
  • Solent University Brian Reed
  • The National Archives - Andrew Payne
  • UAL London College of Communication - Gill Henderson
  • University of Birmingham - Prof Robert Stone
  • University of East Anglia - Dr Polly Ha
  • University of Exeter - Dr Martha Vandrei
  • University of Lincoln - Sukhy Johal, Dr Anna Scott
  • University of Nottingham - Dr Ross Wilson, Hayley Cotterill, Dr David Gehring
  • University of Plymouth - Dr Kathryn Gray, Dr Sarah Chapman
  • University of Southampton - Prof Dan Brown

This information was created by Mayflower 400 during the anniversary 2020-21 and to the best of our knowledge at that time.

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