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Heathrow: The Journey

This permanent exhibition follows Heathrow's remarkable journey from its humble beginnings over 70 years ago to its current status as one of the world's biggest transport hubs. This fascinating story is brought to life by period photos, film footage and artefacts dating back to the 1940s.

  • Admission: Free for students, staff and members of the public 
  • Open: 10am-5pm, daily including weekends and holiday periods
  • Where: University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF


Guest past, audience members, lecturer and Claude Littner - collage image

There are currently no planned lectures. We will be announcing more lectures in the coming weeks. 
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See images from previous lectures that have taken place at the University of West London.


  • Claude Littner books

    'In Conversation with Claude Littner' was a public lecture in November 2016 with the Apprentice Star and one of Britain's Business icons. He is also a visiting Professor at The Claude Littner Business School here at the University of West London.

  • Claude Littner and Torin Douglas in conversation.

    Claude was interviewed in front of a packed audience by former BBC Media Correspondent and Director of Chiswick Book Festival, Torin Douglas MBE.

  • Claude Littner addressing the audience.

    Claude Littner discussed his new book, 'Single-Minded - My Life in Business'. He recounts moments on the journey from his childhood all the way to the boardroom, finishing with his experiences of grilling candidates on the BBC’s The Apprentice.

  • students holding copies of Single-minded.

    Claude's single-mindedness has seen him through numerous challenges and his story will inspire anyone starting out and wanting to learn from the good decisions as well as the mistakes.

  • Claude Littner signing one of his books.

    The event ended with a book signing and a chance for fans to meet the man behind the frosty demeanour on The Apprentice.

  • Carloyn Curiel delivering public lecture

    Ambassador Carolyn Curiel, former Senior White House Speechwriter, presented a unique perspective on the 2016 presidential race at our October 2016 public lecture.

  • Woman asking question during public lecture

    The Ambassador considered what role the news media has played in the historic election; as well as what Americans know, engage with and believe, about the state of their nation. After the talk she took questions from the audience.

  • From left to right: VC Peter John, Ambassador Carolyn Curiel, Madam Mayor Patricia Walker and Mayor Consort Lawrence Walker

    From left to right: VC Peter John, Ambassador Carolyn Curiel, Madam Mayor Patricia Walker and Mayor Consort Lawrence Walker

  • audience listening to the lecture

    The UWL public lecture series brings in brilliant minds who deliver thought-provoking talks open to everyone.