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Opening Plenary - sponsored by itelligence

Presenter: Professor Tim Thornton

Institution: University of Huddersfield

Join University of Huddersfield Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Thornton for the traditional opening plenary from our virtual host institution.

Tim is a professor of History who studied at New College, Oxford. In 1997 he was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s David Berry Prize; in 1999 he was proxime accessit for the Society’s Alexander Prize. He was the first scholar based in a new University to win one of the Society’s prizes.

Tim has served in a variety of roles at the University of Huddersfield, including a secondment as Head of University Centre Barnsley during 2005-6 and time as Dean of the School of Music, Humanities and Media. He was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) in October 2008 and then became Deputy Vice-Chancellor in September 2015, being associated with the University’s achievement of Times Higher Education University of the Year and, most recently, Gold status under the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework and the Global Teaching Excellence Award.

This plenary has generously been sponsored by itelligence

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