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The University of Bradford has appointed a new Chancellor.

Imran Khan will succeed Baroness Betty Lockwood on her retirement on 31 July 2005 as the University's fifth Chancellor since its foundation in 1966.

Chair of Council, Martin Bousfield said, "We are delighted that such an internationally renowned figure has agreed to be our next Chancellor. The University is looking forward with great pleasure to welcoming him at his installation later this year and to the contribution that he will make when in office".

Professor Chris Taylor, Vice-Chancellor at Bradford also welcomed the appointment and said: "Through his achievements and endeavours Imran Khan embodies the interest and style of the University and continues a Bradford tradition of distinguished Chancellors. He will be a role model for young people in the University and City, he will strengthen our links with South Asia and he will be a valuable bridge between east and west."

The University of Bradford's first Chancellor was Harold Wilson who, despite his commitments as Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition for many of the years he was Chancellor, was extremely generous with his time.

Imran Khan was born in 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan. He was educated at Aitchison College, Lahore where he proved to be a fine cricketer and made his first class test debut for Lahore against Sarghodha at the age of sixteen. He was selected to play for the Pakistan cricket team in 1970 and very soon made a permanent place for himself in the national side. He finished his high school education at Royal Grammar School at Worcester in England where he excelled in cricket. He went on to study Economics and Politics at Keble College, Oxford in 1972, where former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, was his classmate. He was elected captain of Oxford's cricket team in 1974 but gave up the captaincy in 1975 to concentrate on final exams.

During the seventies he became a leading all rounder in the world and was rewarded with the Pakistan captaincy in 1981. He was declared international cricketer of the year in 1989-90 and led Pakistan to numerous victories all over the world, finally clinching the World Cup in 1992.

He retired from cricket in 1992, and moved into Pakistani politics in 1996, launching the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI; in English the Pakistani Justice Movement).

In 1996 he opened the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) Cancer Hospital in memory of his mother who had suffered from the disease. Today SKMT is one of the leading institutions for free cancer treatment in the world and has received international recognition.

Imran is amongst a number of actors, artists, singers and sports figures who donate their talents to advocate for children on behalf of UNICEF as Special Representatives. He has used his international profile in cricket to support health and immunization programmes in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The UN has designated 2005 as the International Year of Sport and Physical Education to highlight the power of sport to bridge cultural and ethnic divides and improve people's lives.

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The role of Chancellor
The Chancellor's role is an important one for universities. A Chancellor not only acts as a figurehead for the University's activities but is also chosen as an individual who will appeal to, and provide a role model for, the various constituencies the University serves, including most obviously its students and its local, national and international stakeholders. Formally, the Chancellor's role under the University's Charter and Statutes is to confer degrees of the University at Congregations which are held twice a year, over three days in July and two days in December.
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Another addition to a glittering CV. He recently came over to officially take charge.
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Who cares?
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:rofl:

damn....why didn't I apply there!
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Who cares?
:eek: he is one of the legends of cricket...........
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:eek: he is one of the legends of cricket...........
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SOOOOOOOOOOOO
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I'm glad my university has a proper chancellor, not some cricket player!
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What is a proper chancellor?
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I heard Bradfords s*** with all the racial tension between muslims and whites
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I'm glad my university has a proper chancellor, not some cricket player!
cricket player turned politician....who happens to have studied at Oxford too
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Akhoza: yes, it has a very high non-white population. It also has quite a strong BNP presence though.
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cricket player turned politician....who happens to have studied at Oxford too
What he study Islamic studies???? :confused:
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What he study Islamic studies???? :confused:
Economics and Politics I believe.
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Economics and Politics I believe.
Interesting combo for a cricket player
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Interesting combo for a cricket player
James woods the actor studied political science at MIT. Interesting combo for an actor too.
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Not just a cricket player, a big politician aswell...

I met him when he came to my Uncle's car and he's a pretty nice guy, he's opened severals of hospitals for the poor people in Pakistan.
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I think it's more about wht he can bring to the uni? not wht he can do on a cricket pitch and not about how he can voice his opinions
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A good choice I'd say. He's an oxford graduate not just a cricket player by the way.
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What he study Islamic studies???? :confused:
Perhaps read the post before making stupid comments?
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cricket player turned politician....who happens to have studied at Oxford too
OK a cricketer who can lie very well...wonderful.
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OK a cricketer who can lie very well...wonderful.
Good politician then.
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