Spirit of '67
It was the Spirit of ‘67
It was the era of the Vietnam War, the Summer of Love, the switch-on of the new BBC2, race riots in the US, and the Beatles’ Sgt pepper album – it was the spirit of 1967!
Memories of the era were recaptured by nearly 40 Nottingham alumni who returned to the University for a Spirit of ’67 reunion.
The weather was damp but spirits were high as the graduates renewed old friendships. There was also an opportunity to re-visit their old School buildings as the reunion coincided with one of the University’s Open Days.
The alumni were welcomed back by PVC Professor David Riley who highlighted the sheer size and scale of the University operation which these days attracts more than 35,000 students on UK campuses alone.
The event was based at Cavendish Hall and included a strawberries and cream tea under cover, a 60s quiz, tours of University Park and the award-winning Jubilee Campus as well as a formal dinner and dance.
One group of Hugh Stewart alums – John Hackney, Alan Gray, George Kendall, Steve Lawler, Noel Griffin and Peter Makeham – chose the event to get together again to discuss old times. A couple of them had not been back to the University for 40 years. Three other members of the Lincoln Guild – Richard Wiseman, John Stone and David Macaulay – also chose to meet up again at the Spirit of ’67.
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