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The Queen’s College

Leach were commissioned to produce a bespoke timeline which commemorates the 675th anniversary of The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Large-format, high quality print
The Queen's College, Oxford
Timeline situated in the Front Quad cloisters
Interaction with the 675-year timeline
Guests arrival for gala celebrations
The timeline provides a spectacular backdrop at night
Former member with timeline
Interaction with the 675-year timeline
The timeline comes to life in the evening
Interaction at night
The timeline provides a spectacular backdrop at night
The Queen's College 675th anniversary celebrations
The Queen's College, Oxford

The Brief

In 2016 The Queen’s College, Oxford celebrated its 675th anniversary. The iconic story and ancient history would be celebrated with Old Members at a special anniversary gala.

The Queen's College required an inspiring display and timeline of events that would leave a lasting impression in the guests mind.

Leach has amassed a notable reputation for creating exhibitions that inspire visitors at heritage sites and attractions throughout the country, but they’re also known for producing high quality graphics to create ‘wow factor’ environments. This project would bring these skill sets and creativity together, to help tell the historic story.


The Queen's College, Oxford


The commemorative timeline sits proudly amongst the Front Quad cloisters

The Solution

Leach’s UK heritage experts were asked to provide the creative interpretation and graphic design to present the College’s historic journey. The story began with the acquisition of land in 1341, highlighting momentous milestones along the way before summarising the most recent extension of the College library beneath Provost’s Garden, this year.

Leach has also taken care of the design, manufacture and installation of the resulting 11 x 2.5 metre LED illuminated lightbox – a flexible and eye-catching structure that was installed in only 90 minutes.

The team turned the project around from start to finish in just one week, in readiness for 800 former members and their families attending the College’s anniversary gala.

•    Creative interpretation and graphic design used to present iconic history
•    Bespoke timeline created to highlight momentous and historic milestones
•    Design through to installation completed by dedicated in-house team

The Result

Bespoke timeline created to commemorate the 675th anniversary of The Queen's College, Oxford.

Guests from throughout the UK and Europe joined the celebration, with some travelling from as far afield as South Africa and the USA.

The finished display now sits proudly amongst the College’s Front Quad cloisters, posing a striking juxtaposition between ancient architecture and innovative design technology.

•    Ancient story brought to life with eye-catching graphics and display structure
•    High quality, large-format graphics delivers stunning visual effects
•    Spectacular LED illumination leaves a lasting impression in the guests mind


Guests interacting with eye-catching timeline


Illuminated timeline comes to life during the evening!

As the idea took shape, I became increasingly excited about the finished product, but when in place, the timeline surpassed all my expectations.

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.

Anna Thorne, Director of Development, The Queen's College

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