Welcoming back our Alumni

Reunion Tour lab session

Alumni from across the decades were welcomed back to the University of Southampton in September for the ‘Your Reunion 2016’ celebrations.

Returning alumni were treated to a host of activities and tours of our research facilities, including visits to our Chemistry laboratories, inflatable Astrodome and High Voltage Laboratory.

Alumni also heard from a selection of our world-renowned academics including a lecture on dementia and neuroscience from Emeritus Professor Roy Weller, and a talk on our pioneering research into cancer immunology by Professor of Experimental Oncology and Director of the Centre for Cancer Immunology, Tim Elliott.

Reunion tour 2016

Despite the efforts of the weather, the walking tours of the campus proved popular as alumni explored the University. Many of the guests expressed surprise at just how much the University has grown and changed over the past decades.

Reunion tour Highfield Campus
Reunion Tour

At the celebration dinner on the Sunday evening, University President and Vice-Chancellor Sir Christopher Snowden, gave a well-received speech, reflecting on how the institution has changed over the years and the positive impact our alumni community has on the University.

Reunion tour dinner

We hope all returning alumni had a fantastic time and were able to reconnect with old friends as well as make new ones. You can view pictures of the day below and see some of the exciting activities in action!

Reunion Tour 2016
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