60 years of Sussex
Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Sussex – from groundbreaking research to providing our students with an exceptional education, we've helped shape the future for thousands of people.
1961 - 2021
On 16 August 1961, the University of Sussex received its Royal Charter. This was an historic moment, not just for Sussex, but for higher education in the UK. We were the first of seven new universities established after the Second World War and we had the freedom to offer a new type of learning.
On our 60th anniversary, we reflect on this legacy, how it's shaped who we are, and how it's prepared us to look towards the future.
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Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex 2022
Wednesday 2 February from 13:30 until 16:30
University of Sussex Campus
The theme for this year's event is 'One Day'
Rome Walking Tour 2022
Wednesday 23 March from 18:00 until 21:00
Join renowned Sussex Art Historian, Prof Maurice Howard OBE, for an exclusive 2 day tour of Rome & an evening reception celebrating 60 years of Sussex
Nobel Laureate says ‘I LOVE SUSSEX!!’ at University's anniversary event in Parliament
MPs, Peers, Sussex alumni, staff and students came together at the House of Commons to celebrate 60 years of stellar research at the University.
First UK pro bono legal clinic for performing arts charities launches at the University of Sussex
The first performing arts charity pro bono law clinic is launching at the University of Sussex with support from international law firm, Covington.
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Development and Alumni Relations
University of Sussex