36 – Brunel Bulletin 1966-1986

Discovery Trail 36 (Library Ground Floor, video)

The Brunel Bulletin was first published in 1966. It was designed to improve the University’s publicity, especially with local industrial firms. However, it also became a useful communication tool within the University.

Professor Syd Urry was the editor. The first edition in June 1966 was devoted to the University Charter, the organisation of undergraduate courses, schools and departments, and partnerships with industry – a reflection of the College’s special interest and involvements at the time. In this edition and subsequent issues, it also included Who’s Who at Brunel, staff news and information about research contracts as well as building developments on the Uxbridge campus.

The last edition was published in 1986 to celebrate the University’s 20th Anniversary. The front cover of this issue shows ‘A View of Brunel’ by Alan Bennett, former University Curator and Artist in Residence. Articles included in this edition are ‘Great Expectations’ by David Neave, former Secretary and Registrar, ‘Advancing by Degrees – the changing pattern of Brunel courses’, research and collaboration, Brunel International and a calendar of events for 1986.

The Bulletins, along with other University publications, committee minutes and papers, photographs, maps and plans are held in the University Archives.

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