Bangor University is one of the oldest “forestry universities” in the UK – and the first to offer a degree in forestry. Bangor forestry graduates and staff will be celebrating the 110th anniversary over the weekend of 21st-22nd June 2014 with a dinner, a trip to Gwydyr Forest in Snowdonia and a commemorative tree planting in the grounds of the University’s new arts and innovation centre. There will be “open house” in the Thoday building, which opened 60 years ago in 1954 and has been the home for forestry staff and students ever since. Click here to download the booking form.
To celebrate 60 years since attending Coleg Normal, a reunion will be held on 6th & 7th September 2014. The reunion will include a dinner on the Saturday evening in the University’s Management Centre and you will have opportunity to visit your old haunts. For further details, please contact Bethan Perkins, Alumni Development Officer on 01248 388332 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following a successful event in 2012, a second reunion for those Bangor students of the 60s and 70s will be held 5-7th September 2014 in Bangor.
The reunion will include a buffet meal on the Saturday night (£22) and a chance to see the University today. For further details, please contact Barry Evans on: email@example.com or Foster Edwards on: firstname.lastname@example.org
To book accommodation at the University’s halls of residence contact Karen Evans at: K.Evans@bangor.ac.uk or tel: 01248 383577.
To mark half a century since leaving Coleg Normal, a reunion will be held on Saturday September 27, 2014 at the University’s Management Centre (the former Top Coll canteen). The two-course dinner will cost £20 and accommodation is available in the Management Centre. For further information, please contact Alun Roberts on 01286 677208 or email: email@example.com
Bangor University's School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGY) held an alumni reunion as part of the World Congress on Agroforestry in Delhi in February 2014.
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Prof. Dermot Cahill and Dr Ama Eyo from Bangor’s School of Law hosted an event for Bangor alumni in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday, 17th January 2014. The event was attended by alumni from the Schools of Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Linguistics, Education and Law.
My friends and I recently held a reunion, planned because it was forty years since we met in University Hall. We were all freshers in 1972, but quickly made a tight knit group of friends in University Hall. The common thought at our reunion was that we had made such a close bond during that time that we could just pick up where we left off, no matter how long it had been since we had met. We chose to meet in Oxford because it was the most accessible base for all of us. The weekend of the 24th/25th November wasn't the best for travelling or weather, but it was a great weekend anyway. Even in our late fifties, we could still pretend that we were meeting in Room 9 of University Hall!
Lesley Vaughan (nee Williams) 1975, Biblical Studies
In September 2012, a reunion was held in Bangor for alumni involved in sports teams during the 60s and 70s. Over 100 alumni attended a lecture by Dr David Roberts, Bangor University's Registrar and an evening event held in Bar Uno on the Ffriddoedd Site. A good time was had by all! See photos from the event.
Recently some '57-'59 St. Mary's College students held a reunion, which has now become an annual event. This year they went to York for two nights on the 11/12th September. Sixteen '57-'59 attended, staying in a hotel in the centre of York. There was a lot of talking and reminiscing, but also a great deal of laughter. The group move their venue annually so that travelling distances are more evenly distributed. Anyone wishing to join them should contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office and mail will be forwarded.
Nine members of the Climbing Club from the period 1957 - 1961 got together during the first week of October staying at the University's Management Centre. Many of them had not seen each other since leaving College but managed to keep in touch 'by grape vine and smoke signals!' and they all recognised each other.
The group walked to Idwal on the morning of the 5th October which really did bring back the memories - Gale Force 6/7 wind and rain! They then had a visit to the College Archives where they saw the Climbing Club record books. It was a most enjoyable time. If anyone wants to get in touch with the group, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
In August 2010, we welcomed back over 100 of our 1970s alumni from UCNW, Normal College and St. Mary’s College.
View some photos from past reunions in our event archive.
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Bangor University has joined up with the University robe maker Ede and Ravenscroft to sell a range of quality gifts, accessories and memorabilia. Visit our Alumni shop.