A Great Time For Visitors

The UWI Museum’s current exhibition has been attracting a wide range of visitors from the university’s Mona campus in Jamaica — and several staff members from other campuses have also dropped by during visits to Mona.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Nigel Harris came by for a look, and was especially interested in the title poster – a digital original by international poster artists Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson of Jamaica and Maria Papaefstathiou of Greece.

Title poster for “A Great Day For All” by Micheal Thompson ‘Freestylee’

Maria, who visited an earlier exhibition in October, also gave us a comment on academic ceremony and dress in her native country, especially graduation which is a lot different to the norm at UWI. Listen to what she had to say:

Visitors have included senior staff members from the Mona, Cave Hill (Barbados) and St Augustine (Trinidad & Tobago) campuses; students, including some return visitors from the UWI Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (UWISTAT) group; members of the non-academic staff; past staffers; as well as visitors from outside the university community.

One graduate came over in his gown and got to pose in front of the original Chancellor’s gown, recently retired after being worn by all the university’s Chancellors since Princess Alice of Athlone was installed as the first Chancellor in 1950. He had just shaken the hand of current Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne as part of the annual graduation exercises


We took several photos from these visits, to see more please visit our media gallery for images with “AGTV” in the title.


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