WHAT WAS ON & WHEN
A host of events were planned developed throughout the Anniversary year, with details and new events added frequently – view our archive, below.
The MBA Anniversary Ball
MBA alumni are invited to not only celebrate the University’s 50th Anniversary but also 25 years of the MBA course at Lancaster.
Join us on Saturday night at the Castle Green Hotel in the Lake District for a night of reminiscing and rekindling old networks. A sparkling evening of awards and presentations, including a very special guest speaker and music to dance the night away.Register Add to my calendar
Grand Alumni Reunion
Please join us on campus to celebrate Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary.
As one of Lancaster’s graduates we are delighted to give you notice of the Grand Alumni Reunion in September. This is the flagship alumni event to celebrate the University's 50th Anniversary, hosted by the Chancellor, Sir Christian Bonington and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith.
Date: Saturday 13th September 2014
Time: 6.30pm drinks reception, 7.30pm dinner
Venue: Great Hall, Lancaster University
Tickets: £40 per person for 3-course meal including wine
Full details, including the menu and accommodation options are available on the online booking page Please register your attendance online. Numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. In addition, other events will be taking place throughout the year both in the UK and overseas.
Full details of all the events available are online at: www.lancaster.ac.uk/50/whats-on-and-when If you can't attend an event, but want to take part in the celebrations, please feel free to hold your own alumni gathering with friends. You can send your photos to email@example.com or tweet them using #lovelancaster - if you do this on 13 September, your Twitter messages will appear on the live Tweet wall at the event on campus.Register Add to my calendar
Community Activities Day
Join us for a free, interactive day for all ages
As part of Lancaster University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, everyone is welcome to join us on Saturday 13 September for our interactive Community Activities Day.
We have lined up a very special day featuring an action-packed programme of imaginative and innovative activities.
- This will include a whole host of intriguing events...
- Rev up for the racing car showcase
- Text our scarecrow robot and see what happens
- Roll up your sleeves in our open labs
- Watch our demonstration of 3D printing
- Tune in to Cello Babies – a musical workshop for young children
- Try your hand at our business games
- Enjoy campus tours, talks, free sports events, live music and food and drink stalls
The Community Activities Day promises to be an inspiring event, which will provide you with an insight into life at Lancaster University and which will showcase our teaching and research projects.
If you are interested in receiving more details about this free event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide further details over the summer.
Some activities may change.Read more on the Community Activities Day webpage Add to my calendar
50 Years of Physics at Lancaster
As part of the University's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Physics Department will be holding a special event for all those who have had or still have anything to do with the department. Alumni, ex-staff members and current staff and students are invited to attend.
A series of 4 short talks and reminiscences:
Foundation of the department 1964-1970 (Speaker to be confirmed)
The Consolidation Years 1970-1990 (Speaker: Professor George Pickett)
The Turbulent Years 1990-2000 (Speaker to be confirmed)
The 5* Years and the Future (Speaker: Professor Peter Ratoff, current Head of Department)
This special event will be part of the activities taking place in Physics for the Community Activities Day which will see the department's labs open to the public from 2:30 - 3:30pm, 3 - 4pm, 3:30 - 4:30pmRegister here Add to my calendar
Changes in Teaching and Research in History Since 1964
A roundtable discussion exploring how teaching and research in History has changed since 1964, with Professors Stephen Constantine, Michael Mullet, Eric Evans, Jeffrey Richards and John Brooke. Venue: Management School, Lecture Theatre 10. If you wish to attend please email Catherine Winterburn by 5th September: email@example.comRegister here Add to my calendar
Literary Celebrity workshops – the first in a series of four two-day events
The first in a series of four public symposia and workshops on the phenomena of fame and world authorship, run by the University's Department of European Languages and Culture and the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. Colleagues from Languages, Linguistics, English & Creative Writing and History will team up with leading international researchers and local creative practitioners to look at how famous authors have featured in the mainstream media and captured public imagination over the past two centuries, as well as consider the first practical steps towards getting published in multiple media ourselves.
The series of four events are held on the following dates:
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 September 2014 - Embodying literary celebrity in multiple media
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 November 2014 - Contemporary critical performances of the authorial role
Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March 2015 - Discource on literary celebrity across genres
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 July 2015 - World authors and translators in the circulation of global capitalMore information Add to my calendar
Public lecture: Creating Global Ceremonies
Public Britain is a great ritual innovator. As the world has becomes more connected, so rituals made in the UK have become global products.
How do you go about organising a global ceremony? What sorts of skills does it need, and why are we good at it? How are ceremonies changing and are the things than make a good ritual time-bound or eternal?
Answering these questions and sharing insights from their experience as masters of both commercial and religious ceremony will be:
Clare Amsel, Producer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Athens Olympics, London Olympics and Paralympics, Glasgow Commonwealth Games (and who has also held management and board roles in creative, strategic and cultural organisations). Clare read Religious Studies at Lancaster University.
The Very Revd John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey, responsible – amongst other things – for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and answerable ‘to the Sovereign alone’
Engaging them in conversation will be Linda Woodhead MBE, Professor of Religion and Society at Lancaster University, and an expert in ritual theories.
18:00 – Registration
18:30 – Start. Short presentations and panel discussion
19:15 – Questions from the audience
20:00 – Finish. Drinks reception
21:00 – Event endsRegister to attend Add to my calendar
Efficiency in Education - Academic Workshop
Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2014
Academics at Lancaster University have had a global reputation in the evaluation of performance indicators and efficiency for more than 25 years.
To celebrate this area of expertise in the University’s 50th year, academics, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers interested in analysing performance in education are invited to attend this two-day academic workshop.
Theoretical and empirical papers on efficiency and productivity are invited. Any level of education is of interest, and the coverage can be national or international.
This workshop builds on the success of the Workshop on Efficiency in Higher Education held at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki in June 2013. There will be opportunities for participants to present new research and exchange ideas on current issues in measuring and analysing efficiency in education.
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