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Local Visit: Heritage Guided Tour of the Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Heritage Courtyard and Interpretation Centre

  • 168 Victoria Road Mount Davis, Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong opened its doors in 2018. The campus is a hub for ambitious research, education and collaboration in Hong Kong, China and Asia, building upon the University of Chicago’s rich history of scholarship in the region.

The Hong Kong campus houses The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive MBA Program Asia and its Executive Education non-degree courses for professionals, as well as the University’s first undergraduate study abroad program in Hong Kong. It is also home to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation.

The campus is built on a Grade 3 historic site at Mount Davis. The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Heritage Courtyard and Interpretation Centre has been opened to the public since December 2018. It presents permanent and rotating exhibits highlighting the history of the site to the public.

The University of Chicago has conducted extensive historical research and heritage interpretation exercise to re-construct the usage of the site and its interactions with larger communities throughout its history. Numerous interviews with historians, former detainees and other people associated with the site have been conducted. Six narratives based on the evidence found on site and obtained from verifiable sources are presented in the Heritage Interpretation Centre. By focusing on the historic layers, the Centre hopes to promote the heritage significance of the site and to relate it to the history of Hong Kong in a broader context.

The Tour Guide
English-speaking tour guide from the University of Chicago Booth Hong Kong Campus.

Event Manager: Dr. Helen Tinsley

Assembly time 2.45pm

Tour duration 3.00-4.00pm

Assembly point: G/F Main Reception

Admission: Free for RAS members

Booking: Please email in advance to reserve your place 

N.B.: Group places are limited to 15 pax