Past events

Over the years we have been delighted to host a range of dynamic and engaging events welcoming all audiences.

Lewis Elton Lecture 2021 with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The 10th Annual Lewis Elton Lecture given by pioneering astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jim Meets... Series

Author, broadcaster and theoretical physicist, Professor Jim Al-Khalili hosts a series of 'an audience with' interviews at the University of Surrey. His past guests have included Brian Cox, David Attenborough, Ruby Wax, Dara O'Briain, Rowan Williams, Robert Winston, Noel Fitzpatrick and Brian Blessed.

Jim meets...Adam Rutherford

The latest event from the "Jim meets..." series. Professor Jim Al-Khalili speaks to British geneticist, author and broadcaster Adam Rutherford.

Please note there is occasional use of strong language in this video.

Saying ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation

In November 2018 the University of Surrey in partnership with the Royal British Legion commemorated the centenary of the end of World War One and officially launched this year’s Poppy Appeal in Surrey. 100 staff and students came together by the University of Surrey campus lake to recognise the legacy that generation left us as part of the Royal British Legion’s #ThankYou100 campaign.

Celebrating 50 years in Guildford

Surrey’s Festival of Wonder saw the University’s 50th Anniversary year end with a bang, as alumni and local residents were welcomed onto campus to share in the momentous ‘birthday party’ celebrations.

Welcoming a very special guest

The University was honoured to welcome Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on 15 October 2015 to officially open its new School of Veterinary Medicine.