This is the story of how a small teacher training college has grown into a world-class University, providing a full range of courses and actively engaged in a wide variety of research. We take a look at the many developments and achievements| of Canterbury Christ Church University on these pages from 1962 when we opened our doors at St Martin’s Priory in Canterbury to 70 trainee teachers, up until the present day. We have grown into a diverse, multi-campus University, with 20,000 students and provide hundreds of courses. 2012 was a very special year for us, as we celebrated a milestone in our history - our 50th anniversary. Our values| are as true today as they were 50 years ago and have helped make Christ Church the vibrant, successful and ambitious University it is today.