Friends of Keele

An introduction to the Friends


Coming soon...



The Programme of Events for the Friends offers a range of different activities to suit all interests. Each year there are several core event themes which are as follows:

  • on-site research visit: This is an opportunity for the Friends of Keele to explore the work of the University by getting 'hands on' with the latest research projects at Keele. This has included the Keele Active Virtual Environment (KAVE) which is a 3-D patient simulation programme for training students in the Faculty of Health.


  • off-site research visit: These visits allow the Friends discounted rates to engage with local community research projects, with a strong focus on heritage and the ceramics industry.


  • lunch with the Vice Chancellor: This annual event allows the Friends to discuss the advancement of the University with the Vice Chancellor and to share some thoughts with him over a 3 course lunch set in the stunning Terrace Restaurant at Keele Hall.


  • public lectures: Integrating the Friends of Keele with the annual public lecture series, these events include drinks receptions with the events for a more relaxing and engaged atmosphere.


  • annual concert: The Friends sponsor a key concert in the Keele Concert Society annual series, and this is usually the Jazz concert at Christmas.

For further information and subscription rates please contact:

Greg Sheen

Development Office
Keele University Science Park
ST5 5NH 

Tel: (01782) 734572


The Friends' Lecture past speakers include:

Paul Atterbury Michael Mansfield QC  Cliff Morgan  Dr Rod Hackney
 Paul Atterbury  michael_mansfield  cliff_morgan  rod_hackney


The Friends have supported:


Renovation of the
Chapel Organ
Restoration of the
formal gardens
Funds to the Library The Medical School
Student Fund Award
 chapel  keele_hall_garden  library  susan_dilly