30 July 2005

Alumni celebrate the Centenary Year

Pre 1965 alumni gather at Firth Court

Alumni who graduated before 1965 returned to the University for a Special Centenary Dinner on 30 July.

The dinner, hosted by Professor Peter Fleming, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs, was a great success. Firth Hall was full to capacity as nearly 200 alumni returned to celebrate the University’s Centenary Year and rekindle friendships that for some started before World War Two.

Almost 200 guests in Firth Hall

Guests were entertained by Professor Frederick Holliday’s speech, which was full of reminiscences of Sheffield in the 1950s, including colourful tales of lodgings and their associated landladies.

People travelled from as far as Malaysia and the USA and from all across the United Kingdom to attend.

If you would like to see photographs from the event, please click on the link to the right. If you would like to order copies of the photographs, please email Claire Rundström (c.e.rundstrom@sheffield.ac.uk) directly.