Celebration of two former Heads of School
28 September 2010
Vernon Lloyd Lecture Theatre - 28th September 2010 - Lloyd family groupLink to full size image 550.1 Kb
The Pharmacy Lecture Theatre was renamed the Vernon Lloyd Lecture Theatre and Professor Stephen Denyer unveiled his photograph to hang in the main stairwell at a double celebration held on September 28th.
Professor Gary Baxter, the new Head of the Welsh School of Pharmacy, welcomed members of the Lloyd family, former and current members of staff and other invited guests to the School. He gave a brief outline of the career of Vernon Lloyd, who was Head of School for 37 years from 1930 and saw huge developments during the transition of the parent body from a technical college to university.
Vernon Lloyd Lecture Theatre - 28th September 2010 - Paul Nichols respondingLink to full size image 508.9 Kb
In 1959 Vernon Lloyd took on the additional role of Vice-Principal of the then Welsh CAT and hence was personally involved in the creation of the 'New Building', now the Redwood Building, including the Pharmacy Lecture Theatre. It was thus fitting that 80 years after he started in the school, 'his' lecture theatre be re-named in his memory.
Professor Paul Nichols, son-in-law of Vernon Lloyd and former Deputy Head of the School, responded on behalf of the family, who deeply appreciated the honour paid to their father.
Professors Stephen Denyer & Gary Baxter with the photographLink to full size image 552.3 Kb
Professor Stephen Denyer was the sixth Head of School from 2003 until his appointment as Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Students from August 1st of this year. He was invited by Professor Baxter to unveil the portrait photograph of himself, which would subsequently be hung in the main stairwell, alongside his predecessors. Professor Denyer was then presented with a crystal whiskey decanter as a token of appreciation from the current staff.
To conclude the celebrations, refreshments were served in the refrectory area.
Further details of the history of the Welsh School of Pharmacy can be found here .
Vernon Lloyd Lecture Theatre - 28th September 2010 - Lloyd family seated with audienceLink to full size image 673.0 Kb