UCL News


40-year alumni reunion

29 October 2007


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A 40-year alumni reunion took place on 27 October 2007, with 130 alumni who left UCL in 1966, 1967 and 1968 attending the day to celebrate 40 years since their graduation.

The event comprised a drinks reception, a three-course lunch, a choice of activities in the afternoon and a champagne reception. After lunch, Art Wasserman, UCL's Director of Development & Corporate Communications, introduced speeches by Jane Fenoulhet, Executive Dean of UCL Arts & Humanities, and Michael White (UCL History 1966), Assistant Editor of 'The Guardian'.

Jane spoke about recent developments at UCL and drew comparisons with the size of the institution back in the 1960s. Michael then gave a highly entertaining speech recalling memories about student days at UCL in the 1960s.

In the afternoon alumni had the opportunity to visit the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and attend a talk on 'The Cinema in the '60s' by Dr Melvyn Stokes of UCL History. The day concluded with drinks in the Flaxman Gallery, where alumni met with UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant.

To see pictures from the reunion use the link at the top of this article.