In recognition of the contribution of former Pro-Chancellor, John Leighfield CBE, a road on campus has been named after him. 'Leighfield Road' is now the official name for the road opposite the new Bluebell halls of residence on the south/east side of campus, off Gibbet Hill Road.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Thrift, said: "Despite a busy professional life, John has found time to give a long and invaluable service to the University of Warwick – as a lay member of the University Council, 1990-96 and 1997-2000 and as Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council since 2002. In thinking about how we might commemorate John’s tenure at Warwick, we thought about how we might reflect his love of cartography. Hence we have decided to name a road that goes half way around campus after John, and in so doing, we are putting him permanently on the map. I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to someone who has given so much to this institution."
The video below includes personal reflections from members of the University of Warwick community, considering the contributions that John Leighfield has made to the University.