Titanic event is nominated for a special award

The event was hosted by Fred Dinenage Credit: David Meikle

A special event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The event was hosted by ITV Meridian presenter Fred Dinenage and attended by many relatives of those who died.

Solent Southampton Universiy were behind much of the organising and are nominated for the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community. It helped the city commemorate the centenary of the Titanic leaving the docks on its ill fated voyage.

The event recounted the stories of the many crew and passengers, paying tribute to them and giving the city of Southampton a sense of closure on its unique sense of loss.

Award winners will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on November 29.