Leeds Trinity’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret House has officially launched a commemorative book for the University’s 50th Anniversary.
The limited edition book, Inspiring Futures Since 1966, documents the development of Leeds Trinity over 50 years and offers a historical account of the institution combined with personal memories and photographs.
Professor Margaret A House, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said:
“Inspiring Futures Since 1966 offers colleagues, alumni and friends of the University a chance to purchase a wonderful keepsake and memento of Leeds Trinity, which chronicles the huge transformation of our institution since 1966.
“I am extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the last five decades, and celebrating our 50th year has certainly encouraged us all to reflect on the huge transformation of the institution – and the dedicated and ambitious team that helped to make this happen. I was exceptionally proud to launch this commemorative book, alongside current and former lecturers, staff and students.”
Inspiring Futures Since 1966 chronicles the development of the institution and the pioneering vision of Sister Augusta Maria and Andrew Kean – joint Principals of Trinity College and All Saints College – and their successors, through 50 years of change and challenges.
The book is structured in decades, and includes memories from the 1966 cohort, royal visits, student weddings and interviews with former staff and students.
It was officially launched on campus ahead of a talk from Professor Mark Seaward about his time as a full-time lecturer from 1967 to 1973, and a part-time lecturer until 1974, at what was at the time, Trinity and All Saints Colleges.
Mark said: “I was very honoured to share memories of my time at Trinity and All Saints, and pay tribute to the Principals, staff and pioneer students who established an ethos and foundation – which has naturally led to the development of the institution over 50 years.”