Paterson Joseph inaugurated as chancellor

On Thursday 25 May 2023, Paterson Joseph was inaugurated as Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. Paterson is Oxford Brookes’ fifth Chancellor since the institution became a university in 1992.

Paterson gave a passionate speech about the importance of story-telling and empathy, which you can watch below:

The ceremony took place as part of a series of graduation ceremonies. Here are some photographs capturing the occasion. Click or tap on an image to view it at full size.

Clockwise from top left:

  • Paterson addresses the audience of Brookes students, staff and guests
  • Peter Vicary-Smith, Chair of the Board of Governors, presents Paterson with the medal of office
  • Paterson congratulates a graduating student
  • Paterson embraces a friend at the post-ceremony reception
  • Professor Lucy Mazdon, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, in discussion with Paterson
  • Departing the ceremony.

All photographs by Cyrus Mower Photography