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University of Bradford library and ICT featured in BBC2’s Great British Railway Journeys 


Michael Portillo TV presenter meets Professor Sherif El-Khamisy

The University of Bradford features in BBC2’s Great British Railway Journeys, to be broadcast on BBC2 this Friday (June 23).

The episode, presented by former MP turned TV presenter Michael Portillo, tours parts of the university campus, including the J B Priestley Library and Institute for Cancer Therapeutics.

Michael Portillo TV presenter

Professor Sherif El-Khamisy, director of the ICT, who also appears in the episode, said: “We’re hugely proud to have been featured in this TV series. Bradford has a long and proud history of cancer research which dates back to the 1950s, and we continue that tradition today, using cutting edge research as we work to find treatments for cancer.”

Prof El-Khamisy recently hosted the second annual Bio-Partnering event in Bradford, bringing together bio-engineers from across the world.

The JB Priestley Library contains a unique archive of its eponymous author’s work, including many of his books, transcripts of his radio recordings and even his smoking pipes.

Archivist Julie Parry said: ”It was a pleasure to welcome Michael Portillo to the J.B. Priestley Library and share our wonderful archival resources.”Watch the episode on BBC iPlayer here.

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