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Centenary 2007 one hundred years of living science

Centenary 2007 One Hundred years of Living Science


  • Centenary - key concepts and project timeline

  • Communications

  • Events

  • Fundraising

  • Project structure and key contacts

Key centenary concepts
Key Centenary concepts

  • Centenary Programme Aims:

    • accelerate and enhance an effective fundraising campaign

    • promote the reputation of Imperial

    • develop a sense of community throughout our key audiences

    • work across the College and internationally

    • be forward looking

  • Centenary marks the public launch of an ongoing 10-year fundraising campaign:

    • support for students and the learning community

    • evolving our academic strategy

    • renewal of campus infrastructure

  • Comprehensive, coordinated and effective programme of events during 2007

  • Overarching strapline will be 100 years of living science

Centenary project timeline
Centenary project timeline

Jan 2000

Start of Centenary fundraising campaign (silent phase)

Oct 2005

Internal launch of Centenary programme and consultation period

Jan 2006

Logo, strapline and fundraising priorities defined and finalised

Oct/Nov 2006

Launch of fundraising campaign and events programme to alumni and College community

Programme and campaign preparation

Jan 2007

Public launch of Centenary fundraising campaign and events programme

Centenary year

Dec 2007

Close of formal Centenary celebrations

8-14 July 2007Birthday Week

Continuation of Centenary fundraising campaign

Dec 2010

Close of Centenary fundraising campaign

The centenary campaign accelerating and enhancing an effective fundraising campaign
The Centenary Campaign Accelerating and enhancing an effective fundraising campaign

Centenary communications building reputation and community
Centenary CommunicationsBuilding reputation and community

Promoting the reputation of imperial
Promoting the reputation of Imperial

Confirmed media plans include:

  • A media launch event

  • Press pack including Imperial’s achievements over the last 100 years and its history

  • Briefing of journalists and editors to raise awareness of anniversary year

  • Special event at the BA Festival of Science in York, September 2007 attended by all major science journalists

  • Increase general awareness in all speeches and media interactions

    • 16 August 2006 The Daily Telegraph Personal View column by the Rector included a Centenary mention

Developing a sense of community
Developing a sense of community

Centenary website was launched in July 2006


In January 2007, the new Centenary website will be launched and will include:

  • Centenary eventscalendar

  • Campaign information

  • Centenary news

  • Interactive historical timeline

  • Testimonials/memoriesof current staff, students,

    alumni, donors

  • Podcasts and webstreams of

    Centenary events

  • Current and historical images

  • Downloads including a screensaver and e-postcards (historical and contemporary)

Developing a sense of community1
Developing a sense of community

Campus Decoration

  • Visual Centenary presence on every campus, including internal and external banners

  • Centenary Exhibition – to tour

    campuses where possible


  • The History of Imperial College by Hannah Gay

    • Book on the History of Imperial College London

    • Book launch to be held 1 May 2007

  • Centenary branded 2006-7 academic diary, currently available to purchase

  • A select range of Centenary branded goods through ICU shop and website

  • Centenary branded gifts for VIP guests and international visits

Centenary logo toolkit
Centenary logo toolkit

  • Centenary branded letterhead will replace the standard stock from October 2006 – December 2007

  • Personalised business cards and compliment slips are now available

  • All external post will have a Centenary frank added from November 2006

  • Event invitations and posters are now Centenary branded

  • Branded stationery and PowerPoint templates and logos are available from the website


  • All publications Centenary branded where possible

  • Suite of Centenary publications is in development including:

    • Campaign brochure

    • Events leaflet

    • “A Century of


      brochure and poster

Centenary events working across college and internationally
Centenary eventsWorking across College and internationally

Centenary events key events
Centenary events – key events

  • Centenary Launch Gala Dinner

    • At Banqueting House

    • Audience – corporate supporters of the College.

    • After dinner speaker, plus Centenary Launch speech by the Rector

  • A Royal visit (tbc)

    • Official opening of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering

    • Award of the first Imperial College London Honorary Degrees

    • Presentation of the new College Charter

Centenary events examples
Centenary events – examples

  • Prestigious Lectures

    • Gabor Lecture, 22 November 2006, Sir David King

    • Diversity Lecture, 8 February 2007, Trevor Phillips

    • Athena Lecture, 16 May 2007, Dame Julia Higgins

    • Gabor Lecture, 15 November 2007, Sir John Rose

    • Christmas Lecture, 6 December 2007, Roger Highfield

    • Lord May confirmed speaker for prestigious lecture

  • Staff event

    • For all staff across all campuses in Summer 2007

  • Union events

    • Lord Mayor’s Show, 11 November 2006

    • East meets West, 11 February 2007 (tbc)

    • Centenary Summer Ball, June 2007

  • Alumni

    • Centenary reunion weekend, 15-16 September 2007

      Plus a re-badged regular programme of events and more…

Events rector s international programme
Events – Rector’s international programme

  • India (January and March)

    • address at CII Partnership Summit

    • official launch of Rajiv Gandhi Centre

    • alumni event/launch of Imperial-India Foundation

    • meetings with government and business leaders

  • Hong Kong (April)

    • alumni dinner

  • Australia (April)

    • alumni dinner

  • Singapore (November)

    • Asia Regional Convocation Ceremony

    • Distinguished Visitors Lecture by Rector

Events international programme
Events – international programme

Other opportunities:

  • Korea and Japan

  • Malaysia

  • Greece

  • Africa

    • Uganda and Kenya

    • Nigeria

  • USA

    • California

  • China

  • IDEA Sports Event in

    June 2007

Centenary project structure
Centenary Project Structure

  • Project Board chaired by Rector, Project Champion

  • Programme Team chaired by Chris Towler, Project Director

  • Programme management driven by College PMO

  • Five workstreams:

    • Fundraising (Fiona Kirk)

    • Communciations & Events (Pamela Michael)

    • Faculty (Stephen Reid)

    • International programme (Mary Ritter)

    • Imperial College Union (Shiv Chopra)