Oxford Brookes University 150

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150th anniversary

Our anniversary officially came to a close on 30 June 2016. All stocks of 150-branded stationery (letterhead and compliments slips), digital use of the 150 logo and email signatures containing the 150 logo, should no longer be used.

Instructions for creating a standard Oxford Brookes email signature can be found on the Digital assets > Email signature page.

Please contact Communications Services if you have any further queries.

BBC Radio Oxford – 150 launch

BBC Radio Oxford came in to ask Oxford Brookes about its 150th anniversary – listen to the interviews here. Featured are:

  • Bryan Brown, alumnus and biographer of John Henry Brookes, talking about his life and legacy
  • Hannah Marsh, digital journalist for the 150th anniversary, talking about our archives. Listen out for the diary of a 1970s student – cooking Fray Bentos pies in their bedsit
  • Anna Myers, communications and project manager for the 150th anniversary, talking about our programme of our events and activities this year. Listen out for the students who met here with a bump in the 1980s and who recently came to one of our anniversary activities.

150th Anniversary Timeline

150 years ago a small art school opened its doors to students in a single room of the Taylor Institution in Oxford’s historic city centre.

Join us as we mark Oxford Brookes’ journey from that room, through its years as a technology college and later a polytechnic, partnering with other like-minded institutions and becoming a university.

You might discover the story, as told by the local press, of Brookes’ battle to move from scattered rooms around the city centre to its Gipsy Lane site at Headington, or you might encounter an interview with honorary graduate Benjamin Zephaniah, explaining why he preferred the honour to an OBE.

Who were the bands playing the SU in the seventies?

What made the front page of the Polytechnic’s student magazine?

Who was John Henry Brookes and what exactly is his legacy?

Explore, delve and discover more about Oxford Brookes, its students, values, staff and faculties, buildings, challenges and changes since 1865.