50 Anniversary Event

50 years on – the past, the present and the future

The event is to celebrate the past, present, and future of SAFAD. It has been a great journey so far starting with Agricultural development in Iran, the organisation now has volunteers from all three schools in Cranfield i.e. the School of Water, Energy and Environment (SWEE), School of Management (SOM) and SATM.

It will be attended by the Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, Sir Peter Gregson, Professor Tom Stephenson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Professor Simon Pollard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Water, Energy and Environment who also doubles as the Executive’s lead on International Partnerships and Student Recruitment, Professor Sean Tyrell, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education will all be present at this event. Other staff members and donor organizations will also grace the occasion. The event is also open to the student body.

Program Outline

  • Exhibition: 5:00pm – 5:30pm

The event starts at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • Opening remarks – SAFAD President – 2 minutes
  • Documentary/Film – 20 minutes
  • Speech – SAFAD President – 8 minutes
  • Video of Past Volunteers – 5 minutes
  • Presentation – Vice-President of SAFAD – 8 minutes
  • Speech (SAFAD Trustee) – Dr. Tim Brewer – 5 minutes
  • Video from present volunteers – 5 minutes
  • A word from VC and cutting of Anniversary cake – Sir Peter Gregson – 5 minutes
  • Vote of thanks – CSA President – 2 minutes
  • Networking/fundraising session with refreshments