Harper Adams University Christian Union
The Harper Adams Christian Union aims to spread the good news of Jesus Christ amongst campus and the local community, giving people the opportunity to hear and respond to the message.
Our membership is FREE, and is open to everyone across campus, whether you consider yourself to be christian or not, everyone is welcome! If your looking for a relaxed and friendly environment, the CU will be the ideal society for you!
We meet every Tueday in the Weston Building (WF1) at 7pm, and hold mid week meetings in small groups. We also provide transport to local churches every Sunday morning from campus and Newport.
Along side our usual meetings we hold regular social events, including a trip up the Wrekin, ice skating and a Christmas meal.
The CU also runs events on campus, for campus. These events include fundraisers, water hand out at the SU and missions weeks, which we encourage members to participate in, however this is voluntary and not compulsory to members.
Thomas Harper Adams, a wealthy Shropshire gentleman farmer who had died in 1892, bequeathed his estate ‘for the purpose of teaching practical and theoretical agriculture’. Harper Adams College opened in 1901; Headworth Foulkes was the first principal of the College and there were six students.
A specialist department was created in 1909 and the egg laying trials, which started in 1912, earned the College a wide following. In April 1915, the College was the first institution to provide courses for women in wartime farm work. The college contributed to the war effort by training disabled veterans in farm work, especially poultry husbandry. In 1916, women were allowed to enrol at the college on full-time courses for the first time and were to remain until after the Second World War, when priority of places went to discharged servicemen. The College was also instrumental in providing a wide range of wartime services, such as courses in tractor driving.