As the new university year edges closer, we’ve decided to collect 15 weird and wonderful facts about universities you may not know.
- Queen’s University Belfast offered a Jedi course
- The University of Bath has an owl named Professor Yoda that is used to unsettle gulls
- The first rocks to be brought back from the moon were analysed for signs of life at the University of Bristol
- You can study the zombie apocalypse at the University of Winchester
- The University of London was the first to admit women
- Bournemouth University’s media and film students worked on the Oscar-winning film Gravity
- The University of Edinburgh is home to the UK’s oldest student newspaper, The Student, which was started in 1887 by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- 19th Century poet Lord Byron kept a pet bear during his time at The University of Cambridge
- Led Zeppelin’s first ever gig took place in The University of Surrey’s Great Hall in 1968
- The University of Warwick has developed a Formula 3 racing car powered by chocolate, with bodywork made from potatoes.
- The highest rate of inter-student marriages in Britain belongs to Durham University
- The University of York has a higher density of ducks than any other UK university
- The Brambell Natural History Museum at Bangor University is home to a two-faced lamb
- J.K. Rowling holds six honorary degrees including one from St.Andrews University in 2008
- The inventor of jelly tots, Dr Brian Boffey, is a University of Sheffield alumnus. He also helped Nasa develop food for astronauts
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