2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Charter of Incorporation to the University of Keele commemorated by a programme of events and initiatives throughout the year


Overseas Alumni Events and Visits to Partner HE Institutions

Far East: 24th Sept – 1st Oct 2012


Official Opening of the new Keele University Day Nursery and public lecture by the Children's Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson

Find out more Dr Maggie Atkinson Lecture

1st October 2012 


Official Naming of the David Weatherall Building and Public Lecture by Prof Sir Alex Markham

10th October 2012


Charter Year World Affairs Lectures:

Two keynote addresses by high-profile speakers will be hosted and supported by the University in recognition of the ongoing success of the World Affairs Group

Autumn 2012 (date and venue tbc)


Keele in the Capital:

the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and members of the University Executive Committee will host an event aimed at engaging Keele alumni, funding organisations and key stakeholders in the success and ongoing developments of the University

16th October 2012: House of Lords


Live Reading by Simon Armitage

17th October, 2012: Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building 


Charter Year Keele Concerts Society

Autumn 2012 (Programme available shortly)


Charter Year Art Gallery Exhibitions

Autumn 2012 (Programme available shortly)


Charter Year Poetry Readings

Autumn 2012 (Programme available shortly)


Launch of the History of the Observatory

November 2012: (date and venue tbc)


Charter Year Telethon: engaging Keele alumni in the future of the University

November 2012


Official Opening of Union Square and Unveiling of the Charter Year Commissioned Sculpture

November 2012 : Union Square


Official Opening of the University’s Moot Court and public lecture by Alderman Fiona Woolf

Postponed