09 October 2008

House of Lords Drinks Reception - Wednesday 1 October 2008

Photo: Professor Keith Burnett and Lord Hattersley

University of Sheffield alumni and friends attended an exclusive drinks reception at the prestigious House of Lords venue. The event was very kindly hosted by The Rt Hon the Lord Hattersley, an honorary graduate of the University.

Many of the 250 guests enjoyed a tour of the Houses of Parliament which included a visit to the House of Lords, House of Commons and Westminster Palace. A drinks' reception was then held in the Cholmondeley Room overlooking the River Thames.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett, FRS, welcomed the guests to the House of Lords and thanked the alumni for their continuing support. Lord Hattersley then gave a short speech about the strong relationship that the city has with the University of Sheffield.

The event was very popular with the guest list filling up in less than 24 hours and a reserve list of over 300 people. We therefore hope to organise a similar event in the near future.