18th December 2020

While 2020 has been a far from normal year at BGU, we’ve still been able to celebrate a wide range of successes and achievements from across our learning community.

To mark the end of the year we’re picking out our favourite stories from each month to share with you.

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In November, Armistice Day provided a moment to pause, observe and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives during periods of conflict.

Given the uncharted territory the world found itself in as it came to observing Remembrance Sunday the Military History team at BGU came together to produce a short video to form part of the commemoration of the First World War.

Military History students Matthew Richardson and William Cragg volunteered to read extracts from the letters of the brothers of the Beechey family. All eight of the young men of the Beechey family went off to fight in the 1914-18 conflict. The family lived in Avondale Street, Lincoln. Only three brothers would return, the loss of the Beechey Family, five brothers all told, was one of the gravest a single family suffered in Britain during the Great War. Amy Beechey, their mother, is buried in Newport Cemetery -- a short walk from the BGU campus.

You can view the video and read more about the Beechey family by clicking here.