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Friends of Keele
Chairman: Mrs Brenda Jones (Keele Graduate 1955)
Forward by the Chairman:
The Friends of Keele are a wide range of people brought together by a common interest in the ongoing promotion, support and development of Keele University. The Friends membership includes University Alumni, current and former Keele Staff, members of the local community, corporate members and local societies. The network provides significant support to Keele, by giving both time and donations to key University projects and activities.
Since its launch in 1984 the Friends of Keele has acted as a successful focus for all those who support Keele University, bringing members together for an annual programme of social events whilst offering a wider audience the opportunity for enjoyable and informative interaction and the vital communication of ongoing news about the University's priorities and ambitions.
The Friends of Keele effectively promote the University to many individuals and organisations throughout the region and encourage their interest in Keele's activities and future plans.
If you would like to contribute to the future of Keele University, there could be no better way, than to become a Friend of Keele, supporting us as the University seeks to become the UK's leading open, integrated intellectual community.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to future Friends events.
Brenda Jones (Keele Graduate 1955)
The Social Programme
We arrange a programme of social events throughout the year, some of which are exclusively for Friends and guests and other events aimed at the wider community. These occasions are centred on Keele and frequently involve high profile national speakers.
A particularly popular event on the University's calendar is the Friends' Lecture (formerly the Honorary Graduate Lecture), a public event held at the auspices of the Friends of Keele. Past speakers have included art historian Sir Roy Strong, architectural guru Dr Rod Hackney, astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, international sports commentator Cliff Morgan, renowned QC Michael Mansfield and Paul Atterbury, presenter and expert on BBC's "Antiques Roadshwo"..
The Friends' social programme, also includes a number of cultural events, as well as the opportunity to learn more about developments within teaching and research at Keele University through visits and lectures.
In addition to the social programme, Friends of Keele are warmly invited to join us at the annual meeting of the University Court, which provides information about the latest development and activities within the University.
Above all, we urge Friends of Keele to visit and enjoy the campus at any time.
For further information and subscription rates please contact:
Marketing and Communications Directorate
Keele University Science Park
Tel: (01782) 734169
The Friends' Lecture Past Speakers include:
||Michael Mansfield QC
|| Cliff Morgan
|| Dr Rod Hackney|
The friends have supported:
|Renovation of the
|Restoration of the
|Funds to the Library
||The Medical School|
Student Fund Award