John Henry Brookes: The man who inspired a university
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Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
Following his education and training as an artist/craftsman
and teacher, John Henry Brookes was appointed Head of the Oxford School of Art
in 1928 with two members of staff and 90, mostly part-time, students.
When he retired 28 years later, in 1956, most of the fields
of study of a 21st century university had been established.
Bryan will be sharing his insights into the life of John Henry
Brookes, celebrating his work and remarkable achievements.
About the speaker
Bryan Brown is an alumnus,
Honorary Fellow and advisor to Oxford Brookes.
Trained as a designer, his career has been at the forefront of UK
design practice, managing his own consultancy businesses. When Oxford
Polytechnic became a university, Bryan recommended the name and designed its new
brand identity. Bryan’s biography of John Henry Brookes is due for publication