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Chancellor's Commission Hearing - Warwickshire, 4 September 1400 - 1700, Leamington Spa Town Hall

Sir Richard Lambert, Chancellor of the University of Warwickshire will Chair the second hearing of the Chancellor's Comission into the future roles and impact of the University of Warwick in Warwickshire over the coming period.

The Commission has been established to consider the future roles of UoW in Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider Midlands; and to create a long term vision and strategies for delivering those roles. A key part of this process is convening five events - focused on Coventry, Warwickshire, local neighbourhoods, the Midlands, and national considerations, respectively.

This hearing will provide an opportunity for people to present their perspectives on the major opportunities and challenges facing Warwickshire; and discuss the potential roles and contributions the University of Warwick can make to Warwickshire's priorities.

If you would like to attend please complete the registration form below.


13:30 Registration and coffee/refreshments available
14:00 Welcome and introduction – Sir Richard Lambert, Chair
14:10 The Commission so far, Key Lines of Inquiry, and purpose of the session – Jo Thomas, Project Manager & David Marlow, Executive Commissioner
14:20 Universities and place - an external perspective - Kevin Richardson, Local Growth Advisor, HEFCE
14:35 Introductory presentations - Strategic overviews from Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council, Coventry University, a business perspective, Community Empowerment Network, NHS

Follow up presentations in thematic clusters:-

  • economy
  • education
  • cultural
  • community
15:40 Coffee and Tea Break

Round table discussions on key themes

  • building on good practice
  • opportunities and challenges - and how to address them
16:30 Plenary feedback
16:50 Closing remarks and next steps
17:00 Finish


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Purpose: To enable the Commission to receive and discuss views on UoW impact on, and future contributions to, the economic and social wellbeing of Warwickshire

Venue: Leamington Spa Town Hall

Date: Friday 4 September 2015

Times: 1330 – 1400 arrival and refreshments, 1400-1700 hearing