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Foundation Day celebrations

23 Sep 2013

Book your place at the Foundation Lecture and Honorary Degree Ceremony on Wednesday 16 October.

The University marks its foundation each year with its prestigious Foundation Lecture.  The President and Vice-Chancellor would like to invite as many members of staff as possible from across the University to attend this occasion.

The 2013 Foundation Lecture will be delivered by Professor Mario Molina, best known for his study on the effect on Earth’s upper atmosphere of man-made compounds.  The title of the lecture is "Climate Change: Science and Policy".

The Foundation Lecture is preceded by a drinks reception.

Drinks Reception

From 4.00 pm in University Place.

Foundation Lecture

From 4.30 pm in University Place.

The Lecture will end at 5.45pm.

Honorary Degree Ceremony

There are also a number of places available to attend the Foundation Day Honorary Degree Ceremony which follows the Lecture at 6.15pm in Whitworth Hall.

Honorary Degrees will be conferred upon:

  • Sir Bobby Charlton
  • Professor Peter Higgs
  • Professor Mario Molina
  • Ms Frances O’Grady

If you are interested in attending one or both elements of the Foundation Day celebrations, please request a ticket by contacting Lesley Sisson at:

Unfortunately, there are a limited number of tickets available so tickets have to be allocated on a first come, first served basis.