UK Fulbright Alumni Network

Fulbright and Summer Institute/SUSI Programme Alumni

 “I felt honored for the last forty plus years simply by being called a Fulbright scholar ever since 1967 when the Fulbright Commission sent me over to London to study for two years, as it turned out, at LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. A fantastic experience where a team of brilliant and eccentric teachers tore me down and built me back up, gave me lessons in voice and diction and stage movement and historical dance and choral singing and fencing and fighting and tumbling and, basically, turned me into the actor that I have been ever since.”

-John Lithgow, at the 2011 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal Dinner

There are a variety of ways that our awards programme alumni can stay involved with the work of the Commission and connect with other alumni. 

The UK Fulbright Alumni Network

Fulbright Alumni attending a reception.

Through a range of events, networking and volunteer opportunities, the UK Fulbright Alumni Network enables Fulbright alumni to stay connected to each other, with the Commission and to the on-going mission of the Fulbright programme. 

Formerly known as the BFSA, the network is now open to all alumni of awards programmes offered by the US-UK Fulbright Commission (Fulbright and Summer Institute/SUSI programmes), as well as other Fulbright alumni who reside in the UK – no membership is required. For more information on how to get involved, visit our website or join our mailing list to receive regular updates on network activities. 

Fulbright Frontiers Lecture, Canterbury Christ Church University

FFLCCU2015Tuesday 13 October 2015 saw Canterbury Christ Church University host a Fulbright Frontiers Lecture by alumnus Dr Simon Hayhoe.

During his Fulbright Award (2011-12), Dr Hayhoe developed an understanding  of  blind visitors’  appreciation  of  the painting collections  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the representation of paintings on their website.

Dr Hayhoe has published  and  lectured  internationally  on  the psychology  of  blind visual  art  students,  the history  of blindness and visual computer programming and web design by blind people.

You can view photos from the event, or listen to an audio recording of the lecture.

The idea for Fulbright Frontiers came from alumnus Dr Chris Pallant, who felt the travelling lecture series would provide a great opportunity to do more events for and with alumni outside of London. The series allows alumni to bring their latest research or work, across all disciplines, to a wider audience.