WHAT'S ON & WHEN
We are planning a host of events throughout the Anniversary year.
Here is a preview of some of the ways in which you can join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
The programme of events will develop throughout 2014, with details and new events added.
Staff and Families Summer Fete
To mark the University’s 50th Anniversary and the crucial role staff play in the University’s success, Lancaster University staff and their families are invited to celebrate vintage-style at the Anniversary Staff and Families Summer Fete.
There will be a host of family-friendly activities including an urban beach, carnival rides and games, donkey rides, Punch and Judy, fancy dress competition, bouncy castle and children's activities.
There's plenty for adults too, with a bar, food and craft stalls and live music. The party continues into the evening with the option to head over to Graduate Summer Festival.
Staff can RSVP online to attend.Staff can find out more and RSVP to attend online (password protected staff area) Add to my calendar
C4AR Pathways to Impact Seminar Series: Ageing and Health: Caring for the oldest old of our populations
The UK is an ageing society with those aged 85+ representing the fastest growing age group in our population. While many older people remain fit and healthy well into late old age, this rapid transformation raises important issues about how we support and care for the frailest of our older populations.
In this event we will showcase some of the latest research around the needs and support for our ageing populations. Drawing on the expertise of academics and practitioners the event will highlight some new and novel insights into caring for our older populations and provide an opportunity to raise important questions about how best we can address the challenges presented by an ageing society, how we can provide the care frail older people need and where, and how we break down the barriers that prevent older people’s active participation in society.
Sir Chris Bonington – Chancellor of Lancaster University, internationally recognised mountaineer and explorer
Professor Carol Jagger, AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, Newcastle University
The Dukes Theatre with Age UK Lancashire, ‘A Life More Ordinary,’
Dr Susan Davidson, Evidence and Statistics, Age UK (National). With speakers from the Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research
Attendance is free but places are limited.Email the team to register for this event Add to my calendar
Linguistics and English Language Anniversary Celebration
As the University turns 50, The Department of Linguistics and English Language will hold its 40th birthday. Students, alumni and staff past and present are invited to this double anniversary celebration which includes a lecture by renowned linguists David and Hilary Crystal, as well as a dinner on Friday 11th at Lancaster Town Hall.More Information Add to my calendar
Does the past have a future? The future of Anniversaries
The emphasis on anniversaries in the contemporary world invites us to reflect on the present as a moment when selected pasts are mobilised for potential futures – for individuals, for institutions and for communities.
At this public discussion, Annabel Tiffin (Producer and Presenter on BBC North-West Tonight), Joseph Payne (Assistant Curator of the Royal Mint Museum), Michael Hughes (Professor of History, Lancaster University) and Chris May (FASS Associate Dean, Enterprise and External Linkages) will debate the interface of celebration, controversy, responsibility, commercialisation, navel gazing and nostalgiaEmail us to register to attend Add to my calendar