Campbell College was established in 1894 and for over 100 years has been educating boys on its 100 acre woodland campus on the outskirts of Belfast.

Throughout its history the College, its staff and pupils have played an active and important role in society. The College ethos has centred around creating 'men of character' and the sacrifice made by 126 pupils and one staff member in the Great War stands testimony to this. The College was awarded Royal Charter status to commemorate this sacrifice and the school motto, Ne Obliviscaris - do not forget - was born out of the suffering witnessed by all during the conflict.

Men Behind the Glass is a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund which pays tribute to these lost men and boys, their families and friends and to those who fought and survived. Over 100 photographs have been embedded in the wood panelled walls of the College’s Central Hall for decades and this project will see the preservation of these images thanks to the Public Record Office NI (PRONI). In addition to preserving and digitising all these images this project will open up the College archives, work in partnership with the community groups, schools and organisations all over Ireland in order to tell the stories of these boys and men; how they lived as well as how they died.

If you have a story linked to this project please get in touch.

Ne Obliviscaris...