As part of the build-up to Brunel’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the university’s Chancellor, Sir Richard Sykes, will offer a unique and fascinating insight into the first half-century of our history in a public lecture on Wednesday Oct 7.
Since receiving its Royal Charter in 1966 and achieving its university status, Brunel has established a global reputation for outstanding teaching allied to industry, with a strong culture of research and a determined focus on work-relevant study.
Among the highlights of the talk Sir Richard will reveal Brunel’s role in sending the first Briton into space and putting a Naked Scientist on the BBC!
As one of the UK’s foremost scientists, he is chairman of The Royal Institution of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Royal Society, Sir Richard will also illuminate how those 50 years of history form a strong foundation for an even more glittering future.
The lecture begins at 6pm in Brunel’s flagship Eastern Gateway Building on Kingston Lane. Tickets are free and can be booked online.