Wednesday June 21 2017

Vivienne Westwood brings climate change debate to Cumbria

British icon, entrepreneur and fashion guru Vivienne Westwood entertained a packed audience at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside when she spoke about her passion for the environment. In a wide-ranging and sometimes challenging discussion about life, climate change and her love of constant learning through reading, her talk enthralled an audience made up of students, staff, university supporters and fans of the designer.

Friday April 7 2017

Fiona Armstrong visits University of Cumbria Brampton Road campus

When Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell & former Border Television and ITN presenter Fiona Armstrong (now Lady McGregor) were introduced at the recent Royal Television Awards, North East and Borders, Professor Mennell proposed a visit to the university’s Brampton Road campus. A tour of the campus was arranged, to demonstrate the development that has taken place since Fiona’s last visit to the site, when it was the estate of the university’s legacy institution, Cumbria Institute of the Arts.