Saturday 12 January 2019 was 40 years ago that the UoC was founded. This was celebrated on Monday 14 January 2019. In the morning, the staff was addressed by the Rector Magnificus Dr. Francis de Lanoy, followed by a festive breakfast in the cafeteria. Cupcakes were handed to students and visitors during the day.
In the evening the celebration continued in the auditorium. The keynote speaker this year was Michael (Mike) Savage, Martin White Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE). Mr. Savage is also director of the LSE's International Inequalities Institute. His keynote address was entitled "The Global Challenge of Inequality. Lessons from the developing world."