The University celebrated 175 years of its rich heritage with a series of events to mark the special occasion

A concert opened the 175 anniversary celebrations at the University

The Music Department celebrated the University of Huddersfield’s 175 birthday with a special anniversary concert. This was followed by a series of public lectures delving into the origins of the University and adult education in the town. 

Read more about the concert that opened our 175 anniversary celebrations – 'The Sounds of Time'

Female music concert performers playing violin in celebration of Huddersfield’s 175 birthday

Patrick Stewart pictured next to the building sign at ceremony to mark 175 anniversary Campus buildings re-named to mark 175 anniversary

The University’s Emeritus Chancellor, Sir Patrick Stewart returned to campus to carry out the official renaming ceremony of the drama building now called the Sir Patrick Stewart Building.

Other buildings across the University’s campus were re-named after figures such as the Brontes, Richard Oastler and Joseph Priestley.

Read more about the day of drama for Sir Patrick

Harold Wilson at his statue in front of Huddersfield train station Commemoration of Harold Wilson’s birth

The Wilson Family, the University and Royds Hall Community School commemorated the centenary of the birth of the Huddersfield Prime Minister, Harold Wilson with a special visit to the University by his family.

Read more about Harold Wilson – Huddersfield’s famous son

Huddersfield’s campus was transformed into one of the world’s biggest laboratories when it played host to the European Researchers’ Night The University hosts European Researchers’ Night

The University of Huddersfield’s campus was transformed into one of the world’s biggest laboratories when it played host to more than 2,300 visitors who had a choice of 40 fascinating workshops, demonstrations and special events illuminating a vast spectrum of scientific research and innovation.

The night was capped by a spectacular firework and laser display – plus a world record attempt.

Over the course of the night visitors had the chance to learn all about the science behind magic, the technology of 3D printing, the secrets of forensic science, the wonders of virtual reality, the nutritional value of eating insects and much more.

Read more about the European Researchers’ Night

© 2017 University of Huddersfield - All rights reserved

VAT registration number 516 3101 90