New look to graduations

Monday, 18 June 2018

Congratulations 2018 Graduates

Graduations at Oxford Brookes are all new for 2018. With the completion of the Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, our 2018 graduates will be the first to get the all new experience. Along with this brand new space welcoming graduands and proud guests the Terrace will be the new venue for the post ceremony reception. The University’s student-designed mace will also get its second graduation outing.

Graduations at Oxford Brookes are all new for 2018. With the completion of the Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, our 2018 graduates will be the first to get the all new experience. Along with this brand new space welcoming graduands and proud guests the Terrace will be the new venue for the post ceremony reception. The University’s student-designed mace will also get its second graduation outing.

The Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall forms part of the £34m Clerici redevelopment and is a multi-functional space that can be used for a host of university activity. A sound-proofed wall can split the hall to create two high-quality teaching spaces or, raised, the hall opens up for large celebratory events such as graduations.

Graduations 2018

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Sir Kenneth Wheare

It’s quite marvellous that Dad is being remembered this way. It was all such a long time ago and suddenly now, to find him being remembered, is fantastic.

Patrick Wheare – son of Sir Kenneth Wheare

Sir Kenneth was a hugely influential Oxford academic who held a number of senior roles, including time as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in the 1960s.

He was also a hugely influential figure in Oxford Brookes’ own history, particularly in its progression from scattered rooms across Oxford as the Schools of Technology, Art and Commerce, to the one, larger college in Headington.

Sir Kenneth worked with modern founder John Henry Brookes to plan the creation of the “promised land” – as Oxford Brookes’ Headington site became known.

Clerici building

Clerici is the new home to Oxford Brookes Business School, a series of high quality teaching rooms and a range of innovative study spaces. These transformed spaces on Oxford Brookes’ Headington Campus have been recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and received Highly Commended award in the Design through Innovation category at the RICS Awards 2018.