Lecture Series Kicks Off Yet Another Diamond Jubilee Year
Leading experts begin a series of lectures introduced by Lord Salisbury to launch celebrations at the University of Hertfordshire to mark its 60th year of higher education in Hertfordshire.
The first ‘Chancellor’s lecture’ was opened by Lord Hennessy, an award winning writer and co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History and was the first of many planned events this year that will further enable the University to ‘open its doors’ to the wider community in the area.
Commemorating sixty years
The events will focus on sports, cultural and academic activities including a community fete, an alumni Award ceremony and the establishment of a new art collection. They will aim to commemorate the fact that sixty years ago, the University was a technical college - training de Havilland aircraft apprentices and today is one of the county’s largest employers with over 27,000 students.
Stephen Boffey, Pro Vice- Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire said: “It is an exciting year for the University to be celebrating a diamond anniversary. With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics, we are pleased that we can also use this memorable year to celebrate our achievements in higher education with our local community.”
The year will see three Chancellor’s lectures and culminate with a lecture led by renowned Hertfordshire resident and Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire, Lord Salisbury.
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