Vice-Chancellor's blog and selected speeches

Updates from the VC’s Office about the work and activities of the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey.

The Adams-Sweeting Lecture: Professor Usha Goswami

Distinguished guests, our honoured speaker Professor Usha Goswami, colleagues, and ladies and gentlemen:   Good evening and welcome to the University of Surrey’s Adams-Sweeting Lecture.    We are delighted to host Professor Goswami as our distinguished speaker this evening.   The power of words and the impact of language are often under-valued in our society and I am […]

Launch of The Future of Work Research Centre

It is great to see so many of you here this evening for this special occasion. A colleague recently recommended an autobiography to me, detailing the career of a former sports presenter Des Lynam. While I doubt that I will be reading it anytime soon, the title stuck with me. ‘I should have been at […]

The Surrey Tree of Life

Lord Lieutenant, Bishop Jo Wells, distinguished guests, University staff and students: We gather here today to share a special occasion. In a few minutes, the Lord Lieutenant will unveil The Surrey Tree of Life Memorial. It is both a poignant and a celebratory moment in the University’s history, as we commemorate those who have departed […]

Welcome – High Sheriff Youth Awards

Good evening, everyone. My name is Max Lu. As Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, I’m delighted to welcome all of you here, and to meet many inspiring students who share our aspiration to make the world a better place. Their ambition and drive to achieve never fails to inspire me. I would also like […]

Speech – 2022 Surrey Forum for Blockchain Applications

Good afternoon, everyone.  On behalf of the University, I am delighted to welcome you all to this Forum. Today this Forum offers us the chance to better understand the global Blockchain landscape, and imagine the future world in the metaverse enabled by blockchain. This is a wonderful opportunity to be inspired to work toward a […]

Speech – Launch of The Future Says Surrey Campaign

Your Royal Highness and Chancellor, colleagues, alumni, students, and friends: good afternoon. Whether you are here on campus in Guildford – or watching online from around the world – may I extend my warmest welcome to you all. And we are so delighted to be joined by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent, who […]

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