November 28, 2014, by Genelva Meikle

Autumn Alumni Self-organised Reunions

Autumn is a season for reflection, making preparations for the New Year ahead.  For some, a time to relax whilst being hypnotised by a roaring open fire.  For others, a time  to step out into the crisp air, kick the leaves and enjoy a range of Autumnal festivities.  The Alumni Relations team had the pleasure of supporting a range of self-organised reunions both on campus and further afield.

 “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

William Cullen Bryant



Alumnus Jonathan Kelly (Modern History 1992) organised a reunion with 13 fellow alumni who met during their time at Rutland Hall in 1992.  The group met on 27 September at The Granary Restaurant in Kings Cross, London; where they spent the evening catching up and reminiscing about their memories at The University of Nottingham.


Bottom left, clockwise: Stephanie Toal, Jonathon Kelly, DaveJackson,Alastair Worth,Katie Haines, Liz Faber,Matthew Lawman, Mark Foster, Steve Weller, Adrian,Tina Sanderson, Emma Stone, Paul Miller.


Our team were also busy on campus welcoming an array of alumni back to campus to make their visit memorable.  Alumnus John Nash (Physics 1967) who with fellow alumni visited the University Park Campus on 3 and 4 October to celebrate 50 years since they first met at Hugh Stewart Halls in 1964.


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The group stayed in the University’s hotel, The Orchard Hotel and were taken for a tour around Hugh Stuart Halls, by one of our student ambassadors and were able to replicate a number of photographs last taken during their time at the University.


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In November, Alumnus Phil Spencer (Mechanical Engineering 1986) visited the campus on the 1stand took a tour around Sherwood Hall, where he had stayed as a student.  During the same weekend, alumna Zena Cooper (Geography 1963) organised a Geography Reunion attended by husband, Justin Cooper and 15 other alumni.  The group spent the weekend at the Orchard Hotel and were taken by a student ambassador on a tour of the campus, visiting Nightingale Hall , the School of Geography, Trent Building, Portland Building and the Millennium Gardens .


Alumna Zena Cooper and Guests, Group photo during their evening meal at The Orchard Hotel

If you are thinking of organising a reunion in the UK; please feel free to contact Alumni Relations Manager, Genelva Meikle, who will be more than happy to help.

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