Brunel thanks staff, students and supporters for 50 years of success

Monday 18th July 2016

Innovation, achievement and the University’s unique campus atmosphere were all on show in a busy week celebrating Brunel’s 50th anniversary year. Business leaders and successful alumni were invitedto share in Brunel’s brilliant history before the week culminated in a huge staff garden party commemorating the University’s Royal Charter, awarded on 9 June 1966. More than 300 […]

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The Battle of the Somme remembered

Friday 1st July 2016

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, Brunel’s Archive team  would like to highlight ten brave students and alumni from Borough Road College who fought and died in this battle: Walter Wilfred Green, Joseph Frederick Ore, Geoffrey Raymond Palmer, Sydney Robert Mitchley, Thomas Goodier, James Knighton, William Fraser Lydamore, […]

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University Challenge Revisited

Tuesday 21st June 2016

40 years on from their television debut on University Challenge, the Brunel University London team from 1975 returned to campus to compete again – this time, against members of our current Student Union. Over 100 people came along to the Eastern Gateway Auditorium to watch the teams battle to answer questions on history, music and […]

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Campus closes Brunel Festival 2016 with a bang at our 50th birthday party

Tuesday 21st June 2016

This year, as party of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we held a party to close Brunel Festival on 20 May. Around 500 people came along to the quad for an afternoon of food, fun and games in the sunshine. Staff and students competed in tin-can alley, coconut shys, hoopla and other fairground favourites, winning over […]

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Graduates Celebrate at 50th Anniversary Ball

Tuesday 21st June 2016

Almost 300 students, including 50 lucky golden ticket winners, attended a glittering 50th anniversary themed Graduation Ball at the Thistle Hotel, Heathrow. A star-studded red carpet welcomed guests into the main suite,where they enjoyed welcome drinks, a chocolate fountain and live music. There were even a few surprises as unsuspecting guests were welcomed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself, aka ‘statueman’. After watching […]

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Students get anniversary boost for their exams

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Exams are always a stressful time of year, and probably not top of the list of things to feel nostalgic about. However, luckily for our students here at Brunel, this year’s exam period saw help at hand in the form of free fruit provided by the Well@Brunel team, and free revision goodies such as funky […]

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