We have an exciting couple of years ahead:
We have therefore combined these two major anniversaries into one celebratory period called the Commemorative Biennium. Taking place across two academic years to include both new cohorts of Members, it runs from Founders’ Day 3 October 2019, to Founders’ Day 4 October 2021. These milestones represent a fantastic opportunity to celebrate everything that makes Goodenough College so unique and special to our Members, Alumni and partners.
We’d love everyone to join in wherever possible.
We’ll be updating this page as we progress, with exciting updates and events. In the meantime:
We’re publishing 90 Stories over the Commemorative Biennium celebrations.
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Reliving Alumni stories and histories at Goodenough from around the Commonwealth and beyond. The stories are shared digitally and displayed around the College.
The College Members visit the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple to learn about Hindu religious practice.
Fellow and Governor Anni Rowland-Campbell, Director of Intersticia, gathers College Members for personal and professional development.
A sequence of special lectures by leading authorities in the Spring Term 2020, reflecting on how the world has changed in the past 90 years. Confirmed speakers include The Rt Hon the Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, formerly Secretary of State for Scotland, and Sir Peter Marshall, formerly Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General.
Mr Graham Ward CBE, President of the Advisory Council, leads a Member Seminar on sustainable energy at Sizewell B.
The College Chapel hosts a vigil celebrating women of faith through the centuries.
A morning flag-raising ceremony prefaces the attendance of College Members at the Westminster Abbey Thanksgiving Service.
Dr Elizabeth Kiss, Warden of Rhodes House, delivers a College Lecture for International Women’s Day.
A panel of leading female voices from across the Commonwealth will explore how institutions, organisations and businesses can play a greater role in ensuring the next generation of Commonwealth leaders is more equitably balanced towards women.
The College’s resident opera company stages two performances of Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute.
The College’s online literary magazine launches its celebratory edition, with articles by Members, Alumni, Governors and Fellows.
The College Members visit Ealing Abbey to learn about Christian religious practice.
The College Members visit London Islamic Cultural Centre to learn about Islamic religious practice.
The College’s resident opera company stages two performances of Purcell’s masterpiece.
In marking this significant milestone, The Burn will be working closely with its member universities to stage talks, presentations and concerts to demonstrate the wide range of creativity and talent within the many visiting academic groups.
By invitation of The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, a representative gathering of College Members, Alumni, supporters and City luminaries.
A seminar exploring Scottish identity and politics in Edinburgh at The Burn.
A seminar exploring the challenging realities of community identity and politics in Belfast and Enniskillen.
College Members join many of the world’s great Dickens scholars at this anniversary conference.
The Registrar and the Dean coordinate a weekend of curated activity to welcome back any Alumni who wish to come.
A major city figure delivers an Oration on the 70th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s National Fund for Thanksgiving.
College group styled in the manner of the 1950s to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s National Fund for Thanksgiving.
A traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, with choir and festal brass. At Holy Cross Church (the Goodenough family church) with readings and music from the 1950s.
Four ‘in conversation’ events featuring public intellectuals as part of the Great Minds Partnership network.
A seminar on ‘Contested Histories’, in association with the 21st Century Trust, at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria, the home of Salzburg Global Seminar.
A Ball to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s National Fund for Thanksgiving, hosted in the Gardens.
The Registrar and the Dean coordinate a weekend of curated activity to welcome back any Alumni who wish to come to our Scottish home.