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Celebrating 50 years

"Our 50th anniversary is a significant milestone in our history and development. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our rich past, and look forward to an exciting future, as we continue to develop as one of the world's great technology universities.”

 - Professor Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford

The University of Bradford was granted its Royal Charter in 1966, but our journey started 134 years earlier in 1832, with the opening of the Bradford Mechanics Institute.

View our timeline which will take you on a journey from then through to the present day, showing some of Bradford's key innovations, people, events, and culture.