We’ve been taking a closer look at the UEA newspapers and magazines held in the Archives.
Titles like Skop (1964) and Decanter (1965-66) were some of our earliest student publications but surprisingly it took two years before UEA published its first official newspaper Mandate, in 1965.
The following year an additional publication was ‘served up’ in the form of Chips. The editor described this as ‘a delicate morsel to sustain readers between the more substantial dishes of Mandate.’
Concrete made its first brief appearance in 1973, an amalgamation of Chips and Twice. Shortly afterwards there was Once, (once known as Chips; once-a-fortnight, once and for all). The editor was quick to point out that Once was not a newspaper running in competition with Concrete but a news magazine.
Concrete was overtaken in 1975 by Phoenix and there were others like Breezeblock, Broadly Speaking and Insite. In 1992 it was back to Concrete which has remained set ever since.
Other catchy names of UEA publications found in the Archives include: Bucket of Tongues, Canopener, (Socialist Society), Cyclops, Inmate, Kett, Mustard Magazine, Nine Tenths Under, The Right One (Conservative Party), Scorpion, Square One and Strut.
If you would like to know more about what went on here at UEA or to read snippets of news and views please make an appointment with the Archives email@example.com