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University Hosts First Spotlight Suffolk Event

5 May 2023 11:45AM

Ipswich and the potential for it to become a city of the future was this week the subject of a major event organised and hosted by the University in collaboration with Ipswich Central.

The panel discussion and audience question and answer session were the first in a series of similar events planned by the University to address a wide variety of themes and topics.

“Spotlight Suffolk: Ipswich – the first city in Suffolk?” took place at The Hold in Ipswich and was chaired by actor, comedian and Suffolk resident Omid Djalili.

Panellists included University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Langton; Alex Gooch, President of the Students’ Union; Sophie Alexander-Parker, CEO of Ipswich Central and All About Ipswich; John Dugmore, CEO of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce; Elma Glasgow, founder of Aspire Black Suffolk and Karen Turnbull, Economic Strategy Specialist at Colchester City Council.

A large audience at the venue heard the panel discuss issues ranging from the economic, cultural and educational issues around Ipswich potentially one day achieving city status to the experience of neighbouring Colchester which became a city last year.

Video highlights of the event will be available online soon.

Photos by Gregg Brown.


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