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Former University of Bradford Chancellors

Imran Khan

Chancellor 2005-2014

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, as a cricketer Imran led Pakistan to numerous victories all over the world before moving into politics.

One of his first duties as Chancellor was to lay a foundation stone for the University's Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

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Betty Lockwood

Baroness Lockwood

Chancellor 1997-2005

Baroness Betty Lockwood from Dewsbury has had a groundbreaking political career, campaigning for equal pay and serving as the first chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

As Bradford's fourth chancellor she vigorously supported our strategy to make higher education accessible to all.

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Sir Trevor Holdsworth

Chancellor 1992-1997

Sir Trevor Holdsworth was a distinguished businessman, born in Bradford.

He oversaw the privatisation of National Power in 1990 and was chairman of Bradford-based Allied Colloids international chemical business. 

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John Harvey-Jones

Sir John Harvey-Jones

Chancellor 1986-1991

As chairman of ICI, Sir John Harvey-Jones was a giant of British industry.

As Chancellor, Sir John succeeded both in raising the University of Bradford's public visibility while at the same time offering valuable support and advice to the University's management.

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Lord Wilson of Rievaulx

Chancellor 1966-1985

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson became the University of Bradford's first Chancellor when it was granted its Royal Charter in 1966.

He guided Bradford to become one of the country's leading technological institutions, respected nationally and internationally.

Harold Wilson
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