Forthcoming Events

For full details and to get involved in the day whether as a supporter, player or team captain - please register online now and we will keep you updated about the proceedings for the day.
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 Also, if you would like us to publicise your reunion, please let us know.

Date Event Location Details
26 February 2015
Humanities Alumni
Lecture Theatre A,
Building 65, Avenue Campus
This year’s alumni lecture will be given by alumna Rosemary Squire OBE (BA Spanish, 1979), entilted 'From Woking to the World' and will take place at Avenue Campus at 6pm. For further details about the lecture and to book a place please click here.
Wednesday 4 March 2015 LLM Networking Event Arlott Bar, Building 38, Highfield Campus, S017 1BJ LLM alumni are invited to a wine and buffet networking event on Wednesday 4th March. As in the past one of the aims of the event is to enable our current LLM students to meet some of our LLM Alumni.

This will not only be an excellent opportunity for alumni to meet fellow LLM graduates, but also to engage with our current LLM students, who we know will benefit from your advice and experience since completing your masters.

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Arlott Bar, Building 38, Highfield Campus, S017 1BJ

If you would like to attend please RSVP to by Thursday 26 February. To facilitate with networking on the evening, please provide us with your employer’s name and position when you RSVP.
Wednesday 11 March 2015 59th RJ Mitchell Lecture Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton Professor Richard Holdaway CBE, FREng, Director of Rutherford Appleton Space Science will deliver the 59th RJ Mitchell Lecture entitled 'Exploring the Unknown'.

18:00 - Reception
19:00 - Lecture
21:00 - Buffet

The reception and lecture is free of charge to attend and the buffet will cost £7.50 per person. For more information and to book a ticket please call 07802 430110 or email
14 March 2015
Science and Engineering Day Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ The Science and Engineering Day showcases the University’s world-leading science and engineering research through a number of interactive tours, shows and hands-on activities.

This is a free event for all to enjoy, please keep an eye out on the website as details about the programme will be published soon.

The event takes place on Highfield Campus between 10:30 - 16:30.
Monday 16 March 2015 Engineering@Southampton Inaugural Lecture Building 46, Lecture Theatre A (3001), Highfield Campus Professor Andrew Cruden and Professor Alex Rogers will be giving a joint Engineering@Southampton inaugural lecture on Monday 16th March, entitled ‘Smart Grids, Smarter Vehicles, Informed Consumers'.

The lecture will be taking place between 18:30-19:30, with teas and coffees beforehand from 18.00 in the Physics Seminar Room (5081). All are welcome to attend. To reserve tickets and to find out more about the lecture visit Eventbrite.
Wednesday 18 March 2015 Chemistry Drinks Reception
and Alumni Panel
Chemistry Common Room, Building 27, Highfield Campus This is a great opportunity for you to meet fellow Chemistry alumni and also network with current students who will benefit from your advice and experience since completing your studies.

17:00 – 18:00 Alumni Panel
18:00 – 20:00 Drinks Reception

Our Alumni Panel will take place from 17:00 and will be an interactive session discussing the challenges graduates faced when entering employment and the lessons they have learned. This will then be followed by a drinks reception with nibbles.

If you would like to attend please register online via Eventbrite.
Thursday 19 March 2015 Sir Roger Carr Distinguished Lecture Lecture Theatre 1, Building 45/0045, Highfield Campus Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems plc will be giving a lecture entitled 'The Defence Industry: a moving target', which will take place at 6pm on Highfield Campus.

For further details about the speaker and the lecture and to book a place please click here.
Thursday 19 March 2015 Inaugural Lecture -Professor Mike Grocott Lecture Theatre 2, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital The Faculty of Medicine are organising an inaugural lecture on Thursday 19 March 2015.

The lecture will be delivered by Professor Mike Grocott, a Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton and a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The title of his lecture is ‘Variable feast: from Everest to emergency surgery’.

Details of the event:
Date: Thursday 19 March 2015
Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6YD

For further information and to register for this lecture please visit Eventbrite.
26 March 2015
Russell Group Drinks Reception Senate Suite, Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW University of Southampton alumni are invited to a joint Russell Group drinks reception.

Hosted by Durham University in the Senate Suite of Durham’s eleventh-century Castle, the evening will be an opportunity to experience the unique surroundings of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also to meet with alumni peers from across the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Among the institutions taking part are Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial College, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, University College London, Warwick and York.

Date: Thursday 26 March 2015
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Senate Suite, Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

To reserve a place email by Friday 13 March. Please be aware that places are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday 25 April 2015 Alumni
Sports Day
Wide Lane Sports Ground and Highfield Campus Alumni Sports Day is one of the biggest events in the Team Southampton calendar, where our previous club members get the chance to compete against the current students.

Please visit our Eventbrite page for a full list of sports that are hopefully being included on the day.

For full details and to get involved in the day whether as a supporter, player or team captain - please register online and we will keep you updated about the proceedings for the day.
25 April 2015
The Moose 40th Celebration The Rose (Ageas) Bowl, Southampton The Southampton University Hospitals Rugby FC are organising a 40th anniversary event on Saturday 25th April.

The event is a formal three course dinner located at the Rose (Ageas) Bowl, Southampton and will start between 6pm and 8pm. Confirmed times; details of menu choices and happenings at the event will be given nearer the time.

The price is £50 per person and is a plus one event so please bring your better halves. The deadline for booking is Friday 17 April. If you would like to book a place please email George Greig on

Weekly emails are sent to the old boys with match reports and what the club is up to; please email George on if you would like to be added to the mailing list. Alternatively join the old boys group on Facebook -
25 April 2015
Ocean and Earth Day National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH The Ocean and Earth Day is a free event and is superb for all the family. When visiting you can find out about the exciting work undertaken at the National Oceanography Centre and enjoy hands on experience with members of the scientific and engineering teams.

The event is from 10:30 - 16:00 and further details can be found here.
Wednesday 29 April 2015 Gift of Sight -
Beating Blindness
Turner Sims, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ A public lecture by Professor Andrew Lotery, Professor of Ophthalmology, is being organised by Gift of Sight, a charity based in the University of Southampton. Gift of Sight raises funds to support vision research in the University.

Professor Andrew Lotery, who is also a clinician working from University Hospital Southampton, will give an insight into the latest progress towards beating blindness. He will be joined by clinical and vision research colleagues.

To book your place at this event please contact Turner Sims Box Office on 023 8059 5151, or email

There will be no charge to attend the Lecture but provision will be made for voluntary donations to be made on the night. Hot and cold drinks may be obtained at the bar from 5.45pm and the lecture will start at 6:30pm.
11 July 2015
Reunion Experience 2015 Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ Reunion Experience 2015

Celebrating the graduating years of: 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995

We are delighted to invite alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation. Relive your student days - take a tour of Highfield Campus, stay in the University's Halls of Residence and toast the past, present and future over dinner at Garden Court (formerly the West Ref).

To find out more and to register your interest click here.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions about this event.
Summer 2016 1991 Reunion Football Match TBC Alumnus Paul Chesworth (BA French, 1991) is looking to organise a football match for two former Sunday league teams called the Bobchester Wanderers and Dead Radish Society. In the summer of 1991 these two teams played on the day of their graduation ball and next year will mark 25 years since that match took place.

To mark this occasion Paul and the Bobchester Wanderers would like to hold a reunion football match in the summer of 2016. He is currently in touch with players from the Bobchester Wanderers but needs help getting in touch with the opposing team, Dead Radish Society. If you can help us contact alumni from this team or any contacts that may be able to help Paul, please do get in touch with him on