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UWI Museum’s Blog Series “Disease & Epidemics in the Caribbean” Continues

In response to the global pandemic, the UWI Museum issued a call for blog submissions to the wider Caribbean community to provide short and accessible histories on the diseases and epidemics in the region. This call generated submissions from the Dutch, English, Spanish & French Caribbean including the Caribbean coast of Latin America. If you were not able to follow the blogs click the links below to read the articles:

“Disease & Epidemics in the Caribbean: An introduction” –  https://wp.me/pc1ewL-L


Part 4: Do you know this building? YES!

Old Chemistry Building – Owen Minott Collection

On Monday, October 4, 1948, the first lecture was delivered by Chemistry Professor Cedric Hassell in a classroom next to the building in the photograph. This building, along with the first classrooms, was situated along the Old Gibraltar stores block, which is now the site of Founder’s Park. 


Part 4: Do you know this building?

Have you ever stopped to listen to the voices carried by the wind while strolling through the UWI Mona campus? They whistle through the ackee trees, aqueduct and distillery, singing with the windows and doors of the Old Library and Bookkeepers cottage, pulling attention to the presence of the past whilst orating the story of the palimpsest. Through the clattering of windows or a door escaping its lock, you are charged to look in the direction of these old structures, which illuminates the Campus’s multiple tiers of history.

Photo from the Owen Minott Collection


Part 3: Do you Know this Building? YES!

Take a trip down memory lane reflect, contemplate and smile.

Photo by Owen Minott

In the same way a Jamaican adult would say to a child “what a way you grow big”, we at the museum were awestruck when we saw this image. It perfectly illustrates the evolution of the UWI Mona Campus over the years. We believe that if aren’t familiar with it many would not be able to identify the core function of this structure.

Just look at where we are coming from – a mighty long way.



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