Reunions - past and future
This page will provide details of the next reunion and a countdown to it. When tickets are available for sale and overnight accommodation available for booking we'll provide links to how you can do those things. If you want detailed information (such as who is going) or information and photographs from past reunions then you need to log-in to the site.
We've now had a number of reunions for alumni who first attended the College during the 70s. Over time these have slowly extended themselves to cover all those who did their time between 1965 and 1985. This was a very unique period for the students; as the sixties got into the swing of things, male undergraduates were admitted for the first time changing the environment forever. New halls were built to accommodate this strange new species, the character of the social life changed forever but the college remained relatively small with only around 1000 students. This number grew slowly and the balance between female and male students grew towards equilibrium until 1985 where a merger with Bedford College took place and numbers grew rapidly.
Reunions covering the 70s decade were held on a three year cycle between 2007 and 2019, and prior to that there had been some smaller events, several of the earlier events were organised by Pete Challinger and the 2007 event was organised by thye alumni team at the College.
Those since 2007 were organised by the tone-deaf Jon Cutter with Pete Challinger providing the musical accompaniment and the evening disco.
Details of all of the earlier reunions can be found on the various pages of the web site - provided you have registered your alumni details and are signed in. There you will see all the attendees with badges showing how they used to look to compare with how they look now. It is one of the few indicators that we have all aged!
Tickest are now on sale for the event and tickets and accommodation can be booked via the College systems using the links below
The date will be the weekend of Sept 10th / 11th 2022. The event is being organised by John Parker who studied Chemistry from 1979 - 82 and his wife Janet (was Wilson) who studied history between 1981 and 1984.
Countdown to September 10th 2022
Tickets and overnight accommodation
Now available via the college website
Clicking on the link below will open a new window on the College website where you will be able to buy your ticket(s):
Ticket numbers will be limited by the number of people that can be fitted into the dining hall (fewer than last time because of building layout changes) so book early and encourage others to book early as well.
Please provide as many details about each person you buy a ticket for as you are able so that the badges can be created in a timely way.
After you buy a ticket you'll receive a draft badge for the event - please check any details on it. Copies of badges will be included in the secure area of the website so you can see who else is attending. ("After" could be anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days as its a bit of a manual process)
There will be overnight accommodation for those who require it and this can be booked via the College systems using the link below:
The accommodation will be in Tuke Hall which is very close to the event itself. There may be some overflow into other Halls if required and there will also be special arrangements for those who have special needs. There will be breakfast in Founders on the Sunday morning included with the room.
Tuke Hall has apartments arranged over several floors and each apartment has eight bedrooms and a shared Kitchen / Dining / Social area. Where possible 'friend groups' will be housed in the same apartments but you will need to make your preferences known.
You will be able to book rooms for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights if required. (Though it will only be the Sunday morning that includes a breakfast in Founders). Just enter your desired 'arrive' and 'departure' dates where it says - start your booking.
Register / Sign in to get more information
There will be a lot more information about the 2022 reunion for those who are registered on the website and signed in. This will include information about who already has a ticket (there will be copies of draft badges) and more information about what is happening over the weekend.
You will also be able to see details of all the previous reunions as well as a messaging service to allow youto contact other alumni and make arrangements for your own plans over the weekend.