The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court at The University of Queensland: Investing in the future

Moore, Clive (2011) The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court at The University of Queensland: Investing in the future. Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics, 5 2: 19-33.

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Author Moore, Clive
Title The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court at The University of Queensland: Investing in the future
Journal name Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics
ISSN 1833-878X
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 19
End page 33
Total pages 15
Editor Julie Washington
Tessa Jones
Jessica Pryde
Place of publication School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of Queensland, St Lucia
Publisher Crossroads
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The Forgan Smith Building is the centrepiece of the Great Court complex at the core of The University of Queensland’s St. Lucia campus. Construction began in 1937, the Forgan Smith Building was completed in the early 1950s, and the Great Court was completed in the 1970s. The construction of the Great Court complex was a statement by the Queensland Government and the university that Queensland intended to take tertiary education seriously and that Queensland was an equal of other Australian states. The Great Court is a unique space of historical and cultural importance which has now influenced generations of students and staff through its powerful gravitas and iconic power. This article looks at the construction of the Great Court and how it became embedded in the collective memory of The University of Queensland.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes UQ Centenary Special Issue

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