The conference, 'Equality: Everyone's job, no-one's responsibility' was held in May 2017. Equality, gender and diversity were hot discussion topics, with Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, DBE, FREng, FRS, FInstP, CEng, FRAeS acting as keynote speaker. The University of Huddersfield was notified of achieving Bronze Athena Swan status on 1 October 2015. The School of Applied Sciences achieved a departmental Bronze Award in April 2016.
A record audience was attracted to the annual Harold Wilson Lecture, commemorating the Huddersfield-born Prime Minister. The former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, gave a talk titled; 'Christianity and democracy; does theology have anything to say to our political crises?'
To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, a variety of events took place at the University in the form of drama, conversations and music. The lives of three women and the struggles they faced, having survived a major genocide, were explored. The event was organised by 6 million+ Charitable Trust, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and supported by Kirklees Council.
Thousands of youngsters, their parents and teachers, plus members of the public flocked to the University of Huddersfield for a spectacular event that showcased the full span of its research in science, technology and the arts. Visit the European Researchers' Night webpage for more information and pictures.