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University celebrates Foundation Day today

13 Oct 2015

Ceremony – including the installation of our new Chancellor, Lemn Sissay MBE – to be screened live

University of Manchester

The University celebrates its Foundation Day today with a stellar event which will see Manchester poet Lemn Sissay MBE installed as Chancellor.

Our annual Foundation Day marks the bringing together of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

It is to be screened live on the University’s website, via a link to be available when the ceremony starts at 4.30pm.

The event will also see President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell will give the prestigious Foundation Day Address: ‘The University of Manchester: spirit of revolution’.

And Foundation Day Honorary Degrees will be given to journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer the Rt Hon the Baroness Bakewell, leading British physicist Professor Dame Athene Donald, theatre and film director Sir Nicholas Hytner and the former High Court judge who oversaw the Shipman Inquiry, Dame Janet Smith.

Watch the ceremony

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