Explore Timeline

Use the interactive timeline to explore key moments in Sir Bob's life, from his business and footballing achievements, to milestones in his personal life.










































































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James Murray joins board of kitchen brand leaders

May 5th, 2017 READ MORE

Beacon wins £1.5m boost from Sport England

January 13th, 2017 READ MORE

Work Starts on Beacon of Light

October 5th, 2016 READ MORE

On The Road To Wembley

October 5th, 2016 READ MORE

Sir Bob Thanks Backers

September 30th, 2016 READ MORE

Backing Sunderland 2021 Bid

May 20th, 2016 READ MORE

Beacon Green Light

September 29th, 2015 READ MORE

Important day for students at Leeds Beckett

August 13th, 2015 READ MORE

Honour for Restoration Man

July 24th, 2015 READ MORE

Leeds Beckett scholarships 2015

July 21st, 2015 READ MORE

Sir Bob Congratulates Graduates of 2015

July 20th, 2015 READ MORE

Premier League and Foundation visit House of Lords

January 30th, 2015 READ MORE

Beacon will be a powerful educator

January 28th, 2015 READ MORE

Thousands raised for Foundation

November 6th, 2014 READ MORE

Countess of Wessex supports Beacon of Light

November 5th, 2014 READ MORE

Proud to be Chancellor of Leeds Beckett

September 22nd, 2014 READ MORE

Chester-le-Street annual dinner

April 17th, 2014 READ MORE

Sir Bob’s Cup Final Review

March 1st, 2014 READ MORE

Sir Bob’s Cup Final Countdown

February 26th, 2014 READ MORE

Goodbye to the Football Echo

December 1st, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Bob returns to his roots

November 21st, 2013 READ MORE

The FA celebrates 150th Anniversary

October 26th, 2013 READ MORE

George and Marco visit SGP

October 5th, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Bob awards scholarships to Leeds Met students

September 11th, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Bob to celebrate student success

September 8th, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Bob’s support for Willow Burn Hospice building project

July 24th, 2013 READ MORE

Royal seal of approval for St George’s

July 22nd, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Bob attends first graduation ceremony as Chancellor

July 22nd, 2013 READ MORE

George Clarke joins Foundation of Light

July 4th, 2013 READ MORE

Campaign to honour Charles Alcock

May 1st, 2013 READ MORE

SAFC legend visits St George’s Park

April 23rd, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Bob chats to nebusiness and visits youth project in Derwentside

January 30th, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Bob Murray to be appointed Chancellor at Leeds Metropolitan University

October 15th, 2012 READ MORE

The opening of St George’s Park

October 9th, 2012 READ MORE

Academy of Light awarded top status

July 17th, 2012 READ MORE

Murray Family Coat of Arms Approved

December 11th, 2011 READ MORE

Freedom of the City of Sunderland

October 1st, 2011 READ MORE

Sir Bob knighted

November 24th, 2010 READ MORE

Sir Bob supports Brothers in Arms memorial

June 23rd, 2010 READ MORE

St George’s Park – The story behind the name

January 14th, 2010 READ MORE

Take That launch Circus Tour at Stadium of Light

June 15th, 2009 READ MORE

Sir Bob appointed Project Director for St George’s Park

May 23rd, 2008 READ MORE

Sir Bob steps down

January 8th, 2006 READ MORE

Invitation to join the Football Foundation Board

July 23rd, 2004 READ MORE

Duke of York officially opens Academy

July 15th, 2003 READ MORE

The Academy of Light opens

March 11th, 2003 READ MORE

Bob joins Wembley Board/ Awarded CBE

June 14th, 2002 READ MORE

University names Murray Library

October 6th, 2001 READ MORE

SAFC Foundation founded

September 6th, 2001 READ MORE

David Bellamy gives Academy thumbs up

October 19th, 2000 READ MORE

Sunderland revenge away day blues

December 4th, 1999 READ MORE

NUFC 1 – 2 SAFC

August 23rd, 1999 READ MORE

Club enjoys promotion party and record crowds

May 27th, 1999 READ MORE

Play off final thriller

June 12th, 1998 READ MORE

Stadium of Light Opens

July 31st, 1997 READ MORE

Stadium name unveiled

July 23rd, 1997 READ MORE

New club crest revealed

July 1st, 1997 READ MORE

Farewell to Roker Park

May 13th, 1997 READ MORE

Sunderland floats on London Stock Exchange

December 13th, 1996 READ MORE

Avoiding points deduction after Matteo

March 23rd, 1995 READ MORE

Omega PLC is founded

February 24th, 1992 READ MORE

Sterling Capitol Founded

May 1st, 1991 READ MORE

All seater stadiums introduced

August 29th, 1990 READ MORE

Community programme launched

June 12th, 1987 READ MORE

SAFC appoint Lawrie McMenemy

April 30th, 1985 READ MORE

Bob joins SAFC Board

October 7th, 1984 READ MORE

Spring Ram is founded

September 4th, 1978 READ MORE

Bob joins George A Moore

May 12th, 1972 READ MORE

First job and move to Yorkshire

November 7th, 1962 READ MORE

An ambition to succeed

January 1st, 1961 READ MORE

First Love

February 23rd, 1954 READ MORE

Consett born and bred

August 16th, 1946 READ MORE
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