Foundation Day 2020

Foundation Day 2020 banner graphic in black and copper

The University of London usually celebrates the foundation of the institution in 1836 with a ceremony in our headquarter building, Senate House.

In 2020, instead of hosting our annual flagship Foundation Day event we did things a bit differently, and put together a Foundation Day Celebration video for you to enjoy. The video was premiered at 1400 GMT on 24 November 2020.

Watch the Celebration video

The video gives you some insight into the history of the event, a message from our Chancellor, Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal and feature some other interesting facts and material for you to enjoy. This allows us to share our memories of previous Foundation Days and Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Thomson who outlined future plans for the University

Foundation Day Celebration 2020 video. Originally broadcast on 24 November 2020.
Foundation Day 2019, held on 27 November at Senate House. The University of London awarded honorary degrees to April Ashley MBE, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, LG, DCB, and honorary fellowships to Maureen Frances Boylan MBE and Edward Theodore Hartill OBE, in recognition of achievements in their respective fields.. A specialaward was given to John William Stone for his outstanding contribution to the University of London.

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal is the Chancellor of the University of London

During Foundation Day, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, awards honorary degrees along with meeting students and guests at the event in Senate House.

Foundation Day 2019, held on 27 November at Senate House. The University of London awarded honorary degrees to April Ashley MBE, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, LG, DCB, and honorary fellowships to Maureen Frances Boylan MBE and Edward Theodore Hartill OBE, in recognition of achievements in their respective fields.. A specialaward was given to John William Stone for his outstanding contribution to the University of London.

Foundation Day 2019, held on 27 November at Senate House

The University of London awarded honorary degrees to April Ashley MBE, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, LG, DCB, and honorary fellowships to Maureen Frances Boylan MBE and Edward Theodore Hartill OBE, in recognition of achievements in their respective fields.

Foundation Day 2019, held on 27 November at Senate House. The University of London awarded honorary degrees to April Ashley MBE, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, LG, DCB, and honorary fellowships to Maureen Frances Boylan MBE and Edward Theodore Hartill OBE, in recognition of achievements in their respective fields.. A special award was given to John William Stone for his outstanding contribution to the University of London.

The University of London awards honorary degrees during Foundation Day

In 2019, honorary degrees were awarded to April Ashley MBE, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, LG, DCB, and honorary fellowships to Maureen Frances Boylan MBE and Edward Theodore Hartill OBE, in recognition of achievements in their respective fields. A special award was given to John William Stone.