On 29 April 1952 Queen Elizabeth II founded the University of Southampton by granting it a Royal Charter. Since then it has developed into a world-class university and our people have changed the world for the better. We continue to work at the cutting edge of research, solving global problems. In 2012 we celebrated our 60th anniversary.

On this site, we recall and celebrate 60 years of world-changing achievements, with the help of our current and former staff and students.