On November 4, 2016, Bath Spa University installed its first ever Chancellor, the Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, who in his acceptance speech stressed the importance of the arts and the humanities as a vital part of a global education. GALA members from Australia and Sweden attended the ceremony, delighted and honored to be part of an event that promises well for the future. We agreed that the choice of Chancellor is in keeping with the values expressed in the "creativity, culture, and enterprise” credo of Bath University but also reflects the philosophy of a global liberal arts education that initiated the Global Academy of Liberal Arts two years ago.


Greg Hearn, Queensland University of Technology
Chancellor Jeremy Irons, Bath Spa University
Vice-Chancellor Christina Slade, Bath Spa University
Claudia Egerer and Adnan Mahmutovic, Stockholm University