The aim of the day is to celebrate and show the OU community the dedication it takes to be an athlete, a challenge that we know is also faced by those who undertake OU degrees for them to be successful in their studies.
Guests of honour from the London Olympics 2012
Alan Campbell, bronze medal in rowing (Men’s single sculls)
Alex Danson, bronze Medal in women’s hockey
Helen Richardson, bronze medal in women’s hockey
Etienne Stott, gold medal in canoe slalom
With Dame Mary Peters DBE LL, pentathlete and honorary graduate of the OU.
10.30 Welcome Lucian Hudson, Director of Communications. Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University.
10:40 ‘Reaching My Olympic Ambition’ Presented by Alan Campbell, OU Alumnus Bronze medal, Rowing, Olympics 2012
10.50 Question and answer session with a panel of athletes from the Olympics 2012. Medallists - Etienne Stott: Canoe Slalom, Alex Danson: Hockey, Helen Richardson: Hockey, Alan Campbell:, Rowing. Hosted by Martin Bean
11:20 “How the Games have changed from 1972 to 2012” Presented by Dame Mary Peters, DBE LL, OU honorary graduate.