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Things you may not know about Brunel (but may be proud to learn)

One of the highlights of celebrating our 50th anniversary so far has been hearing the memories that our staff and students - both past and present - have shared. We have found out so much about our university and there is a great deal to be proud of.

Take a stroll around the campus this year and you will see banners featuring 50 Brunel facts that show just what an impact our community has had on the wider world. We will be sharing these with you over the coming months but to give you a taster, here are a few of our favourites:

Saving millions on medicine
Brunel’s Professor Ian Sutherland’s team developed complex counter-current chromatography, speeding up drug production across the globe…

Energising the food chain
The UK-first National Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food Chains was established in 2013 at Brunel to reduce CO2 emissions in food retails…

Taking travel online
Brunel’s 2010 alumnus of the year, Peter Ward, launched the world’s largest travel and lifestyle social networking community, Where Are You Now (www.wayn.com). The network is now active in 193 countries…

Entertaining Athletic Elite
World-leading athletes from Usain Bolt to Mo Farah have trained at the Indoor Athletics Centre, opened in 2005 and unique amongst universities in London…

Music makes us fitter
Research by Dr. Costas Karageorghis has helped athletes increase their physical endurance by up to 15% when they listen to the right music…

Leading links with Parliament
Brunel becomes the first Higher Education institution to be admitted to the politically important Parliamentary and Scientific Committee in 1985…

 Smart fabrics transform Military
The unique process of weaving electrical circuits into fabrics was designed on the Brunel campus. The product was later adapted for use by the military worldwide…

History brought to life
Analysing rights and responsibilities in society, Brunel’s Magna Carta Today exhibition marked the charter’s 800th year with more than 5,000 visitors…

Please do share your Brunel memories with us – whether they changed the planet or simply made your own world a better place. Visit http://fifty.brunel.ac.uk/your-brunel-memories/ to share your anecdote.