20 sheep from the North Sea coast make their home in the University Park
To celebrate of the university’s 90th anniversary, we dove into the university archives with university historian Palle Lykke in search of AU photos from decades past. We brought back ten then and now photos.
The AU anniversary series ’AU’s 90th’ will run throughout the fall. It also includes short interviews with AU employees whom we asked to answer three questions about their relationship to the university. You’ll find previous articles in the series in the left-hand column on the front page under the heading:
In 1934, Aarhus’ head gardener acquired 20 sheep from Denmark’s North Sea coast to live and graze in the University Park, inspired by certain notable English universities where herds of sheep served as lawnmowers.
Then and now photos: