11 metre display brings 675-year-old University of Oxford story to life

Posted on Oct 11 2016 - 1:49pm by Tayla Ansell
RATING

Creative display specialist Leach has been commissioned to produce a timeline to commemorate the 675th anniversary of The Queen’s College, a constituent of the University of Oxford.

The bespoke timeline was supplied by Yorkshire-based Leach, with the design, production and installation of the 11 x 2.5 metre atmospheric lightbox all carried out by the company’s in-house team

The bespoke timeline was supplied by Yorkshire-based Leach, with the design, production and installation all carried out by the company’s in-house team

The 11 metre long lightbox was installed in the College’s Front Quad cloisters and revealed at last month’s anniversary gala for old members and their families.

Leach took the project from concept to installation in just one week, meticulously conveying the College’s journey from 1341 to the present day. The eye-catching, yet flexible display system was then assembled by a two-man Leach installation team in only 90 minutes, in readiness for the 800 guests who enjoyed the College gala.

Anna Thorne, the College’s Director of Development, commented: “As I was making plans for our celebratory event, I saw that Leach was also celebrating a milestone this year – it’s 125th birthday.

“Add to that the fact that managing director Richard Leach is an Old Member of the College and there seemed no better company to bring our 675-year-old tale to life.”

She added: “The juxtaposition of ancient architecture, with beautiful, innovative display technology was stunning. It was bound to capture attention due to the sheer scale of the installation, but the fact that it was carefully illuminated made it a real showstopper.”

leachimpact.com

About the Author