Lord Kelvin Bicentenary (1824-2024) badge: innovation, invention, inspiration

This year the University is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Thomson, otherwise known as Lord Kelvin.  

Lord Kelvin is one of the most prominent figures in the University’s history, having held the chair of Natural Philosophy for 53 years, and his influence is still felt through the inventions, innovation and inspiration which shaped the world in which we live.  

The University will celebrate his life and legacy through a series of events and reflections over the course of this year.