Voyage of discovery
Plymouth has been the starting point for many voyages of discovery. But few of these are better known or have provided such a lasting international legacy as the sailing of the Mayflower, 400 years ago.
Remember, examine, debate
For the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, the many legacies of this well-documented and well-known voyage, some of which are difficult and challenging, will be remembered, examined and debated.
Mayflower 400: Atlantic crossings
The University of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations are animated by the conviction that the Mayflower voyage and its legacies play an important part in the evolution of political and cultural narratives of the United States. We are committed to placing this voyage within an Atlantic context, one which offers opportunities to understand, interrogate and develop the political, religious, scientific and economic forces which shaped the Atlantic world in this historical moment and beyond. We are committed to uncovering and enabling voices and identities which forged, or were forged by, Atlantic crossings of many kinds.