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Alumni Reunion September 2019

Sidney Sussex College Alumni Reunion, Saturday 28 September 2019

For those who matriculated in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969

On behalf of the College, I would like to invite you to your Alumni Reunion at Sidney on Saturday 28 September 2019.

Alumni Reunions are a wonderful way to meet old friends, reminisce about life at Sidney and catch up on the events that have shaped your lives since graduation. As is traditional at our reunions, your spouse or partner and other family members are welcome to join us for afternoon tea in the Cloister Court Garden from 3.30-5.30pm, so that they too can enjoy the atmosphere of the College. The Reunion for Sidney members will commence with pre-dinner drinks at 7pm in the Master’s Lodge.

You will be pleased to hear that a number of familiar faces from your time here are still at the College including Professor Derek Beales (1955), Professor Tim Blanning (1965) and Mr Donald Green (1966).

Of course there have also been changes. In recent years we have made a number of improvements to Sidney, none of which would have been possible without the support of our alumni and friends. In 2014 we opened Sidney House, which has provided the College with 28 new student rooms, and in 2016 we completed the conversion of 26-29 Sidney Street into student accommodation. The College has now embarked on an ambitious project to relocate the kitchen beneath the Master’s Garden and create a second dining space. Following afternoon tea, there will be organised informal tours of the gardens and buildings, so you can see some of the changes for yourself.


The closing date for booking is Friday 6 September 2019

Even if you cannot come back on this occasion, I would urge you to visit the online booking page to update your contact details and provide us with a ‘where are they now’ mini-autobiography.

I very much hope that I will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sidney in September.


Professor Richard Penty FREng