Forthcoming Events

The Alumni Relations Office works hard to bring you a range of events, in the UK and overseas, which we hope will include something to appeal to everyone. If you have any suggestions for new events, or comments on the existing programme, please let us know at ARevents@soton.ac.uk. Also, if you would like us to publicise your reunion, please let us know.

You can now register your interest for the Reunion Experience 2014!

Date Event Location Details
Saturday 3 May 2014 Lifelong Learning Events Avenue Campus, University of Southampton Lifelong Learning offer continual development opportunities including study days, topic specific evening courses and language classes.

On all of the study days our alumni can benefit from the discounted rate of £21 instead of the full price £31. Please see below for the upcoming study days:

Saturday 3 May - 'Wittgenstein’ Study Day
Saturday 17 May - 'What is Mexico?' Study Day
Saturday 31 May - 'Viewing the Past/Framing the Future: History, Heritage and the Cinema' Study Day

To find out about the latest Lifelong Learning opportunities and for more information on their study days please click here.
Tuesday 29 April 2014 Singapore Alumni Branch Gathering Lantern Bar - The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore We are pleased to invite alumni to a branch meeting in Singapore - Jo Fretwell, the International Officer for the region would be delighted if you could join her for drinks and nibbles at The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s Lantern Bar.
This will be an informal event where you will have a chance to find out more about the alumni branch and how you can get involved as a branch co-ordinator or member, as well being able to catch up with alumni in Singapore and meet Jo Fretwell who is based in the area.

Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Location: Lantern Bar - The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore

If you would like to attend please RSVP to ARevents@Southampton.ac.uk with your name, degree course and year of graduation by Friday 25 April 2014. This event is free of charge and there will be a welcome drink and nibbles for everyone.
Wednesday 30 April 2014 F.T.Prince poetry workshop Special Collections, Hartley Library, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ In this afternoon workshop, Will May a senior lecturer from Humanities will be introducing you to the wonder and richness of F.T. Prince's poetry. You will have the chance to explore early drafts of Prince's work, see letters by some of his most important correspondents, and explore the various literary and intellectual contexts for his work, which include Hasidism, African kingship, and the Chinese T'ang Dynasty.

The workshop will start at 2pm and finish at 5pm. It is a free event but space is limited so please ensure you book asap - to book please e-mail Will May on w.may@southampton.ac.uk.

For more information please click here.
Saturday 3 May 2014 Alumni Sports Day 2014 Jubilee Sports Centre, Highfield Campus and Wide Lane, University
of Southampton Sports Ground
The University of Southampton Athletic Union is organising this years Alumni Sports Day and welcomes all alumni to get involved, whether it's on the playing field or supporting on the side line we need your involvement to make the event a success.

We are looking for alumni that are interested in being the official contact for each of the sports listed below:
• Archery
• Men's Basketball
• Ladies Basketball
• Men's Cricket
• Ladies Cricket
• Men's Football
• Ladies Football
• Men's Hockey
• Ladies Hockey
• Judo
• Men's Lacrosse
• Ladies Lacrosse
• Netball
• Ladies Rugby
• Men's Rugby
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Men's Waterpolo
• Ladies Waterpolo

If you are happy to be the point of contact for your sport please contact ARevents@southampton.ac.uk as soon as possible.
Sunday 4 May 2014 Shanghai Alumni Reception and Branch Celebration Crown Lounge, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, 88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai 200002 The Alumni reception and Branch Celebration will be hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, along with Professor Mark Spearing - Pro Vice Chancellor, Sue Martin - Director of Alumni Relations and Professors from the Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences. The event is a perfect opportunity to hear a University update and to meet and catch up with fellow alumni, staff and academics.

The branch in Shanghai has been in existence for some time and is currently being co-ordinated by Chairperson Ariel Yue. They organise events throughout the year to enable alumni to get together and meet old friends, make new ones and to enjoy the shared Southampton connection. If you would like to get involved in the branch then please contact Ariel to find out more at ariel.yue@soton.cn.

Time:
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Crown Lounge, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, 88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai 200002

If you would like to join the event, please RSVP to: ARevents@southampton.ac.uk
Tuesday 6 May 2014 Beijing Alumni Reception and Branch Celebration Garden Wing Lotus Room, Shangri-la Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Road, Beijing 100089 We would like to invite alumni in Beijing to a University of Southampton Alumni Reception and Branch Celebration. The reception will be hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, along with Professor Mark Spearing - Pro Vice Chancellor, Sue Martin - Director of Alumni Relations and Professors from the Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

The aim of the branch is to provide opportunities to engage with the University and to help build a community in Beijing for Southampton graduates. This event will help us to celebrate the achievements of the branch to date and provide us with an opportunity to look forward and discuss future plans with you. The evening will also provide you with the perfect opportunity to hear a University update and to meet and catch up with fellow alumni, staff and academics.

Date: Tuesday 6 May 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Garden Wing Lotus Room, Shangri-la Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Road, Beijing 100089

If you would like to join us, please RSVP to: ARevents@southampton.ac.uk by Tuesday 29 April 2014.
Tuesday 13 May 2014 Electronics and Computer Science Alumni Reception BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP Electronics and Computer Science alumni are invited to this year's ECS Alumni reception.

On the evening you'll have the opportunity to catch up with friends, network will fellow ECS graduates and meet academic staff and current students over drinks and canapés. You can also hear about how our alumni have supported current students through ECS mentoring, get involved in our new 'ECS-Inspire' programme and enjoy a University update.

Date: Tuesday 13 May
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

If you would like to attend please register here by Tuesday 6 May 2014.
Friday 20 June 2014 Ship Science Alumni Reunion Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ We have great pleasure in inviting you to a reunion event at the University of Southampton for all alumni from Ship Science, Nautical Studies, Maritime Engineering Sciences Masters Programme and PhD's from the Fluid Structure Interactions Group (FSI).

In conjunction with Lloyd's Register, we are creating a Maritime Centre of Excellence in Southampton. Join us as we celebrate our achievements to-date with our alumni, students and staff and look forward to our exciting future as we start life in our new home at the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute on the newly re-developed Boldrewood Campus.

Programme:
11:30 - 13:45 - Registration and buffet lunch
14:00 - 15:30 - Welcome and Speakers
15:30 - 17:30 - Tours of Highfield and the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute at Boldrewood Campus
18:00 - 21:00 - Drinks Reception and Dinner

To express an interest in this event please e-mail ARevents@southampton.ac.uk - booking forms and further information to follow shortly.

There will be a buffet lunch and refreshments during the day and a drinks and canapé reception and three course meal in the evening; there will be a nominal charge of £20 for this - further details will be provided at the time of booking.
Saturday 5 July 2014 Geography Reunion - 40 Years Later BBQ Lepe Beach, Southampton Melvyn Elias a Geography alumnus from 1977 is organising a reunion for his fellow classmates. This is an informal gathering down Lepe beach.

If you would like to attend the reunion, or for more information please contact Melvyn Elias on melvyn.elias@btopenworld.com or at 5 Turner Close, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0NP.
Saturday 12 July 2014 The Reunion Experience 2014 Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ Make Saturday 12 July 2014 a day to remember and celebrate your Anniversary Class Reunion with friends from ‘54, ‘64, ‘74, ‘84, ‘94 and ’04.

This is your opportunity to come back to Southampton for the weekend, take a trip down memory lane with your friends and experience first-hand everything that makes the University what it is today.
Explore the astrophysics of the universe in the ‘Soton Astrodome’; experience an exciting live-action lecture all about particle physics ‘Accelerate!’; listen to live music and hear topical lectures on research that is currently taking place.

Have a go at experiments in our Chemistry labs; take a trip on the Toastrack bus or have a tour round our Humanities campus. With a program of exciting and interactive activities for you and your friends to experience and enjoy the only thing missing is you!

If there is eight or more of you in a group when you book we can offer you a discount per person on your ticket price so now is the time to get in touch with your friends and make sure they register their interest too!

To find out more and to register your interest in this event please click here, or email ARevents@soton.ac.uk or call + 44(0)23 8059 2747.

To see what happened at the 2013 Reunion Experience visit our past events page.
Saturday 11 October 2014 Engineering Reunion for
1964 Graduates
Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7PT This Engineering Reunion is being organised by two 1964 graduates Angus Marshall and John Hackworth.

The event will take place on Saturday 11 October at Chilworth Manor and will cost around £40, which includes an evening hot fork buffet with wine and possibly a reception with canapés and drinks. A deposit of £20 per person will be required by the end of June and the full balance by August. If you would like to attend please contact Angus or John on the below e-mail addresses for a booking form.

As on previous occasions there will be a lunchtime gathering on the Saturday at the Jolly Sailor. There may also be a get together on the Sunday morning with a visit to Highfield campus and a possible appearance of the Toastrack.

If you would like to attend or for more information please contact Angus Marshall on alma.consulting@tesco.net or John Hackworth doc_john@btinternet.com.