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Installation of our new Chancellor

Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig

The installation of our new Chancellor, Sandi Toksvig, will take place on Wednesday 31 October in Richmond building at 3pm.

Stuart Iles, Chairman of the Board of Governors, and John Craven, Vice-Chancellor, will welcome to the ceremony VIPs and guests, plus students and members of staff chosen to attend in the recent ballot.

Godfrey Atuahene Jnr, President of the Students’ Union, and Dr Sherria Hoskins, Head of the Department of Psychology, will welcome the new Chancellor on behalf of students and staff respectively.

CCITV will be filming the ceremony. You can view live online* from 3pm – visit

Guests will attend an afternoon tea reception in Portland Building Atrium after the ceremony.

There will be some disruption on the day of the installation in Richmond and Portland buildings and the surrounding area. Portland car park will be closed for the day, and adjacent car parks may be busy with overflow visitor parking. Staff and students are kindly asked to bear with us for the duration of the installation.



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