This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first of the BBC Reith Lecture by Essex's founding Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Albert Sloman which set out his vision for a new kind of university. In the first of a series of short vodcasts by Essex staff, Professor Ted Benton from the Department of Sociology reflects on the impact of the lectures and Sir Albert's founding vision.
Sir Albert's BBC Reith Lectures outlined how “radical innovation” was needed to break with tradition and create a university which met the needs of the modern world. This new university would be an inspirational place for students while providing the right environment for world-leading research.
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