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Your Memories

This selection of pictures and memories from the University archives, the Students' Union, and our alumni will build up over the coming year.

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  • Did you meet your future husband or wife while studying here?
  • Have you made Bradford your lifelong home on graduation, or have you moved thousands of miles away?
  • What was most memorable about your time here?



"Probably his greatest talent was the ability to fit over a hundred thirsty students and visitors into his little bar-room designed for 25-30.  A surprising number of soon-to-be-teachers willingly gave up their weekends to support the University teams and you could find them in Albert’s Bar."

by Dr Jim Brooks
021963 Demolition houses1965 Peel Pub14: Malcolm Henry1964 Richmond Building construction1965 Richmond Building1965 Richmond Building roof Ian Carney1966 Harold Wilson Installation dinner1965 Indispensable Albert1966 Harold Wilson Installation196607 letter from Students' Union1967 Vincent Neale in halls1967 Carol Lange outside Dennis Bellamy1967 University ball in Yorkshire Post1968 Snowing Revis Barber Halls1967 Halls of Residence19681968 night scene1969 Social Sciences graduates1969 demolition work in Bradford1969 Carol Lange and friends1969 Carol Lange and Sandy1969 Carol Lange and friends 21969 Modern Languages reunion1969 Modern Languages reunion close-up

"At Bradford that year there were 10 male students for every woman – well, that’s how we liked to think about it in the swinging 1960s! – but I married the first 17-year-old student I danced with at the first student Saturday night dance."

BA Modern Languages 1965-1969

"My wife, Liz, studied Modern Languages and we first met at our 1965 Freshers' Ball. We were entertained by Duke Ellington on his 1967 tour, danced to Pink Floyd, and saw John Cleese with Michael Palin perform the dead parrot sketch from 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' - all in the University's Great Hall."

BTech Chemistry 1965-1969, MSc Computing 1982

1970s and 1980s

1972 1970 Haworth Moor1971 back of university1971 Kashmir and Taj Mahal1972 Chemical Engineering staff1970-75 Student politicians1972 skyline197510 JB Priestley openingVictor and Joan Marshall1976 TiTM opening night197707 Library and amp1982 Peace Studies bookletHarold Wilson with Victor Marshall

I arrived in Bradford in September 1973 for Freshers’ Week before embarking on a pharmacy degree. Washing machines were not, in those days considered essential and our lecture-free Wednesday afternoons were usually spent at the launderette on Great Horton Road rather than the suggested sporting activities.

BPharm (Hons) 1976


2005 ICT construction20080717 ICT opening20130520 Welcome to Bradford2014 Library at sunset201505 Team Bradford Tournament

"The ever welcoming International students' office of the University and its excellent chief of operation Mrs Sue Baker made a lasting impression from the very first day. Thus when it came to my daughter's higher education, Bradford was my first choice. Like many other alumni, the University of Bradford has been the seat of education for two generations in my family."

MA Conflict, Security and Development 2013

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