From caterpillar to butterfly: how Oxford Poly became a university
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Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
Professor Sir Clive Booth was appointed Director of Oxford Polytechnic in 1986.
On his watch, an extraordinary institutional transformation took place, from a polytechnic supported by the county council to a fully fledged university. He will reflect on the challenges and controversies of those times and share some amusing recollections of his experiences.
Sir Clive’s talk will cover the twists and turns of Labour and Conservative government policies on higher education, a history of Oxford Polytechnic and Oxford Brookes and what it was like to be “in charge” during periods of huge change.
About the speaker
PROFESSOR SIR CLIVE BOOTH, VICE CHANCELLOR OF OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY, 1992-1997
Professor Sir Clive Booth is now Chair of the Wildlife Trust, BBOWT, Vice Chair of the Oxford Civic Society, an editorial board member of the Oxford Review of Education and a Trustee of the Lloyds Bank Foundation. He was a founder board member and deputy chair of the South East England Development Agency, and has served as a senior education adviser to the World Bank and British Council.