Birmingham City University has campuses in various locations around the city – including the health faculty on Westbourne Road in Edgbaston. Uniquely, as far as I am aware, each year the University changes its Chancellor to have the current Lord Mayor serving in that position. (The picture below shows the Edgbaston health faculty before the University chnaged its name from the University of Central England to Birmingham City University.)
On Tuesday evening I attended the installation of this year’s new Chancellor, Lord Mayor Cllr Len Gregory. He is number 19 in the list of Chancellors of the University. My husband, who was Lord Mayor in 2003/4 is number 12.
After the ceremony, a formal dinner is held which is always a very interesting evening because (as Birmingham’s Health & Adults Scrutiny Chairman) I am invariably seated with people from the city’s health economy. Al in all, an interesting and very enjoyable evening.