Portrait of Professor Hugh Brady on display

Professor Brady speaks to well-wishers at the portrait unveiling.

Former Vice-Chancellor celebrated with official photo portrait

A photographic portrait has been unveiled of the University of Bristol’s recently departed Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady. Professor Brady led the University from 2015 to 2022 and is the latest Vice-Chancellor to be captured for posterity at the end of their tenure.

The portrait, taken by photographer Jessica Augarde, is now on permanent display in the Wills Memorial Building’s Great Hall.

In the Great Hall on Friday 17 February Professor Brady was joined by current Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Evelyn Welch, and around 20 other well-wishers as the photo portrait was officially unveiled.

Speaking after the event, Professor Brady said: “It’s been fantastic to return to the University of Bristol today, to once again thank the many colleagues who make this institution so special.

“Bristol is a magnificent University and it is humbling to see this portrait next to those of my predecessors.”

Professor Welch said: “Professor Brady led the University with passion and rigour during a time of great change in the higher education sector.

“Like all Vice-Chancellors before him, Professor Brady was instrumental in shaping Bristol’s world-leading research portfolio and education offer.”

The Vice-Chancellor is the academic lead and chief executive of the University of Bristol. They lead with the help of University’s Board of TrusteesCourt and Senate. The University of Bristol also has a Chancellor – currently Sir Paul Nurse – who acts at the ceremonial head of the institution.

L-R: Vice-Chancellor Evelyn Welch; Senior Estates Assistant Gary Nott; former Vice-Chancellor Hugh Brady; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Judith Squires.<br />
Photo: Bhagesh Sachania Photography