A famous torchbearer, VIP guests and entertainment will be on show as the Olympic Torch makes a scheduled lunchtime stop at Middlesex University on Wednesday 25 July.
Middlesex Vice-Chancellor Michael Driscoll, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Mayor of Barnet Cllr Brian Schama will welcome the torchbearers, including 100-year-old Diana Gould, a local resident, and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint.
The Torch will arrive at Middlesex University's Quadrangle at 12.47 and leave an hour later. Barnet Council anticipates as many as 35,000 people will come to see the torch as it passes along The Burroughs.
Entertainment will begin at 12pm with performances from several talented Middlesex students, as well as the Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade, Barnet Youth Brass Band and quartet Simply Sax. Former Middlesex student Denis Muggaga will perform with Ganda Boys bandmates Craig Pruess and Daniel Sewagudde, who all met while producing BAFTA-nominated music for the 2009 TV series ‘Moses Jones’.
Middlesex staff and students have been involved in a number of activities in the lead-up to the Olympics.
Middlesex students are also representing Team GB in the Games. Psychology student James Davis and Sports Science student Lutalo Massop-Muhammad will compete in fencing and taekwondo respectively.
Sport & Exercise Science student Theo Spalding-Mackintosh is a reserve in the men’s Judo while Middlesex alumnus Simeon Williamson has been picked for the men's 4x100 relay team.
Recently, the University unveiled the new Human Movement Laboratory in Hendon and the Team GB fencing team prepared for the Games by taking advantage of the hi-tech training equipment.
During Universities Week, Middlesex organised a number of sporting activities, while other events in the run up to the games included a visit by five-time Olympian Steve Redgrave, ‘meet the athletes’ sessions with aspiring and former Olympians, sports tournaments and a range of work with local schools and colleges.
Middlesex will also be providing performers for the opening and closing ceremonies, train food safety officers to work at the many public events during the Games and provide hundreds of students to be security marshals.
* Olympic Torch image from LOCOG