’Living’ Rainbow flag in full bloom

The University’s ‘living’ Rainbow flag is now in full bloom to celebrate the University’s LGBT+ community.

The different flowers - daffodils, tulips, snake’s head fritillaries, grape hyacinths, violets and mint - were planted outside Main Building on Park Place last autumn to represent the colours of the flag.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Holford were among many staff and students to plant bulbs.

Lee said: “I feel honoured to have had a role in creating the living Rainbow flag.

“The support this project has received from the LGBT+ community and the broader University has been fabulous.

“I believe we are the first University in the world to show our pride through the creation of a living Rainbow flag.”

In January it was announced that the University had risen to 11th place in Stonewall’s annual survey of the UK’s top 100 LGBT+ employers.

The Rainbow flag is the symbol of the LGBT+ community and pride movement, and was originally designed in 1978.


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