04 August 2006

Dinner held for Former Staff of the University

Photo: Former staff drinks reception

Almost 180 former staff of the University attended a dinner at Firth Court on Wednesday 26 July.

Guests survived the sweltering heat to enjoy a drinks' reception in the quad, where they were entertained by student string quartet, the Pisgah Ensemble. Dinner was then held in Firth Hall, where the Pisgah Ensemble continued with an impressive display of their musical talents.

Former staff had fun catching up with old friends who had worked at the University over many years. One of the earliest years was represented by former Senior Assistant Registrar Eric Bagnall who first began at the University in the 1930s.

The evening was rounded off with a short speech by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Boucher, who brought everyone up to date with developments at the University over the past year. His wife, Rosemary Boucher, then thanked those gathered for their continued support of the University.

This was the second year in succession that a dinner for former staff has been held and, with the evening again proving popular, it is sure to become a regular event.