4 April 2008
On Tuesday 1 April 2008, UCL hosted a 50-year reunion for UCL graduates of 1957, 1958 and 1959. Participants travelled from New York, Australia, the Caymen Islands, Germany, Austria and France to attend.
The day began with a reception in the North Cloisters, where former students were able to acquaint themselves with UCL and their contemporaries, some for the first time in 50 years.
Alumni then had lunch in the Jeremy Bentham Room, with an introductory speech from Art Wasserman, Director of Development & Corporate Communications. Art then introduced Professor David Price, Vice Provost (Research) who spoke about UCL, its research agenda and worldwide standing. Dr Jim Parkin (UCL Chemistry 1959) spoke briefly about the UCL Alumni London Group, encouraging participants to join.
Attendees then enjoyed guided tours of UCL's architecture and collections, with a number also visiting their former departments, including Chemistry and Geography. The day ended with tea, attended by UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant, who addressed and circulated among the guests.
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