Celebrating Founders Day - Wed 2 Apr

Help us celebrate the past, present and future of the University at this year’s Founders Day on Wednesday 2 April.

This year’s events begin at 2pm in the Chancellors’ Building, Lecture Theatre 1.12, with Water Innovation & Research Centre @ Bath’, a presentation looking at our new strategic research relationship with Wessex Water.

Presenters Dr Tom Arnot from our Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr Jon Hunt, Deputy Director of the RDSO, and Dr Dan Green, Head of Sustainability & Innovation from Wessex Water, will showcase the successes of this new collaboration, currently valued at £3m.

If you wish to attend this presentation please register online.

The Founders Day Lecture Drowning in data: who and what can we trust’ will be given by Professor David Rhind CBE FRS at 5.30pm in the Chancellors’ Building, Lecture Theatre 1.10.

In his lecture, Professor Rhind will discuss how vast amounts of information and data are collected, classified, organised, analysed and made available, and how this impacts on everything from our personal privacy to democracy itself.

Professor Rhind is Chairman of the Nuffield Foundation and the Government’s Advisory Panel for Public Sector Information and Deputy Chairman of the UK Statistics Authority.

If you wish to attend this lecture please register online.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception on level 2 of the Chancellors' Building, which the Chancellor HRH The Earl of Wessex will be attending.

Founders Day takes place every year on the presentation of our peppercorn rent to Bath & North East Somerset Council. The ceremonial payment dates back to the mid-1960s when the then Bath City Council agreed to allow some of its land to be used as a site for the new University campus.

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