World War One website launched

10th January 2019


After a decade of research, we are delighted to announce the launch of our World War One website, The Slow Dusk.

The Slow Dusk commemorates the 213 members of Magdalen who died during the Great War. It tells the stories of who they were, what they did during the war, what they may have achieved had they lived, and what Britain may have lost due to their deaths.

The website also includes a chronology of events during the conflict, a particular focus on those who matriculated in 1912 and 1913, and an examination of the members of College who were conscientious objectors and pacifists.

An exhibition has been mounted in Longwall Library to mark the launch of the website. Three cases in the foyer explore the home front, the fallen, and the survivors.

CasesThe College hopes that The Slow Dusk will act as a digital memorial to the members of our community who lost their lives.

Our thanks go Emeritus Fellows Professor Richard Sheppard and Dr David Roberts for their tireless work in creating The Slow Dusk, and to Michael McGowan (1982) for his generous support of this project.

The website can be found at: Please contact the College Library for enquiries or comments:

The name of the website is taken from Wilfred Owen’s poem “Anthem for Doomed Youth”.