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Celebrating 50 Years: Events

From the Installation of our new Chancellor, to the burial of a new time capsule, relive the events of our 50th anniversary year.

50th Anniversary Alumni Event - Singapore

50th Anniversary Alumni Event - Singapore

Date and time: Fri 18 Nov 2016

A special networking event was held for alumni in Singapore, held at the UK Ambassador's residence Eden Hall.

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“Harold Wilson – Statesman and Visionary”

“Harold Wilson – Statesman and Visionary”

Date and time: Thu 3 Nov 2016

With a lecture from The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, the University of Bradford began an annual lecture series to honour former Prime Minister and first Chancellor of the University, Lord Harold Wilson.

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50th Anniversary Vice-Chancellor's Lecture with Will Hutton

50th Anniversary Vice-Chancellor's Lecture with Will Hutton

Date and time: Wed 26 Oct 2016

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford, Professor Brian Cantor hosts an annual lecture which brings distinguished speakers who are experts in their fields to Bradford.

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50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration

Date and time: Tue 18 Oct 2016, 13:30 - 14:30

Tuesday 18 October is the University’s official 50th Anniversary. On this day in 1966 the Royal Charter was granted founding the University of Bradford. To mark this date all staff and students were invited to join us in the Atrium.

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50th Anniversary Honorary Graduates' Celebration

50th Anniversary Honorary Graduates' Celebration

Date and time: Thu 13 Oct 2016

The University’s 50th anniversary celebrations moved to London in style with a special Honorary Graduates celebration event.

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50th Anniversary City Celebration

50th Anniversary City Celebration

Date and time: Wed 12 Oct 2016, 12:00 - 14:00

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Geoff Reid, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford, Professor Brian Cantor, hosted a special event to celebrate with key partners within the City.

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World Technology Universities Congress

World Technology Universities Congress

Date and time: Thu 8 Sep 2016

The first World Technology Universities Congress at the University of Bradford provided a platform for senior figures from technology universities, business, and NGOs to investigate the feasibility of the creation of a World Technology Universities Network.

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Learning, Teaching and Research Conference

Date and time: Thu 9 Jun 2016, 09:15 - 16:30

Building on the success of the University's annual Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference, we launch a new annual conference that brings together learning, teaching and research as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Vice-Chancellor's End of Year Celebration

Vice-Chancellor's End of Year Celebration

Date and time: Wed 18 May 2016

Vice-Chancellor Brian Cantor invites students and staff to join together for the third annual End of Year Celebration.

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Transforming the Nerds - Capitalising on gender diversity in technical roles in British industry

Transforming the Nerds - Capitalising on gender diversity in technical roles in British industry

Date and time: Thu 28 Apr 2016

This lecture, the second of the Cantor Technology Lecture Series, outlines the importance to British industry of having a gender diverse workforce, particularly in technology roles.

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Diversity Festival

Diversity Festival

Date and time: Mon 18 Apr 2016

Showcasing the University's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Date and time: Tue 12 Apr 2016, 13:30 - 14:30

As part of our 50th celebrations we opened a time capsule that was locked 25 years ago by former Vice-Chancellor Professor David Johns.

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50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

Date and time: Sat 19 Mar 2016

Hundreds of University of Bradford alumni return to campus for the 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration.

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Installation of the Chancellor

Installation of the Chancellor

Date and time: Thu 25 Feb 2016

Kate Swann is installed as the Chancellor of the University of Bradford.

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Mystical Experiences at the end of life: What do they mean?

Mystical Experiences at the end of life: What do they mean?

Date and time: Wed 11 Nov 2015, 18:00 - 19:30
Duration: 1.5 hours

Public Lecture delivered by Allan Kellehear, Professor of End of Life Care and one of University of Bradford's 50th Anniversary Chairs.

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From West Yorkshire to Westminster and Beyond: Politics, Peerage and Social Action

From West Yorkshire to Westminster and Beyond: Politics, Peerage and Social Action

Date and time: Thu 29 Oct 2015

The second lecture in the Vice-Chancellor's annual lecture series features Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.

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