1961 - ?

Falmer House

University of Sussex was established as a company in 1959, with a Royal Charter being granted on 16 August 1961. Apart from Keele University, this was the first university to be established in the UK since the Second World War. The university's organisation broke new ground in seeing the campus divided into Schools of Study so that students would emerge from the university with a range of background or 'contextual' knowledge to complement their specialist 'core' skills in a particular subject area. Arts students spent their first year taking sciences while science students took arts. After starting at Knoyle Hall in Brighton, the Falmer campus was gradually built with Falmer House opening in 1962. From around 50 students in in 1960 the University had nearly 20,000 students in 2022.