History of the University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire’s history goes back to 1952 when Hatfield Technical College was built by Hertfordshire County Council on ninety acres of land personally donated by Alan S. Butler, Chairman of the de Havilland Aircraft Company, on condition it be used for further educational purposes.

Here are some of the milestones and achievements in over half a century of innovative higher education in Hertfordshire.

2011 - Present

2011 - Present

Professor Quintin McKellar is appointed VC. The new Law Court building opens with a state-of-the-art replica Crown Court...

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2001 - 2010

2001 - 2010

Awarded Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2010. de Haviland Campus and The Forum open...

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1991 2000

1991 2000

The new Learning Resource Centre opens, followed by a regional art gallery...

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1981 - 1990

1981 - 1990

Professor Neil Buxton becomes the new Director of Hatfield Polytechnic...

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1961 1980

1961 1980

Wall Hall and Balls Park Teacher Training Colleges merge to form Hertfordshire College of Higher Education...

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1941 1960

1941 1960

The de Havilland Aircraft Company and the County Council enter into a partnership to train de Havilland aircraft apprentices...

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