“Our Great Citizen, Jesse of Boot, Lord Trent”…
…these are the first words that mark Jesse Boot’s memorial on University Boulevard.
“Before him lies a monument to his industry” – that’s Boots the Chemist, then Boots Pure Drug Company and now The Boots Company.
“Behind him is an everlasting monument to his benevolence”- that’s Highfields, part of the City of Nottingham, and the site of many of the buildings of the University of Nottingham.
Jesse Boot was a Nottingham man. He started from very humble beginnings and grew a company that is internationally famous. He gave much of his well-earned money to good causes especially in the City of Nottingham and to the University of Nottingham.
Come and hear how he did what he did, and how much the people of Nottingham have to be grateful for, at a ‘heritage encounter walk” through some of the less well-known parts of the University. On this guided tour, the character of Jesse Boot will join us at three different stages of his life!
This event is open to all, with staff from internal schools and departments particularly welcome to attend.
The cost to attend is £3 per person, and booking is required.
To find out more and book a place, email BW-FOUP-ArchTours@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk.
5 December 2023
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