Reunion Weekend 2024

 

29 June 2024

Old Students Association and Alumni Annual Reunion

Celebrating Theatre Film and Television Studies 50th Anniversary

Come together with the OSA, alumni and friends for our annual Reunion which this year will also celebrate 50 years of TFTS.

Also available to book at time of registration

As in previous years, a reunion dinner will be hosted by the OSA on the Saturday evening (fee applicable). 

Registration now open

Book online now

 

Programme of events

 

28 June

19:00 An informal welcome event in the front bar of the Marine hotel, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, SY23 2DA 

 

29 June

Alumni Stories

Share your story to inspire current students and fellow graduates

Available throughout the day. See welcome pack for details

 

Check in at the registration desk to collect your welcome pack

09.30 – 11:00 MedRus Reception

or

12:30 – 14:00 Parry Williams building foyer

 

10.30 - 12.30 MedRus

OSA AGM

Members will have the opportunity to meet the new Vice-Chancellor, and a light lunch will be available.

 

13:00 – 15:00 Parry Williams Building

Foundry Studio

Introductions

Professor Jon Timmis – Vice-Chancellor

Dr Kim Knowles: Theatre, Film & Television Studies Head of Department

Snapshots of staff research:

Louise Ritchie: The Legacy of Mike Pearson

Jamie Medhurst: BBC Histories

Lucy Gough and Piotr Woycicki: Adapting a radio play to VR, plus VR demonstration

Cinema

A chance to see a selection of student films

Soft drinks available in the foyer.

 

15:00 – 17:00 Ty Trafod

Visit our Dialogue Centre

A chance to relax and chat with other alumni over refreshments. Featuring a taster session by Lifelong Learning.

 

15:00 – 16:00 Pantycelyn

Reception for members of the Vice-Chancellor Giving Circle and Donors  – By invitation only

 

16:30 – 17:00 Pantycelyn Tour

An optional tour for those interested in the development of this historic building.

 

18:45 – 22:00 Reunion dinner

Enjoy a superb three course meal with your Alumni / OSA friends (old and new!) during our annual Reunion dinner up in Medrus. Includes full table service including wine, tea, coffee and Petis Fours.

We will also be joined by guest speaker Jim O'Rourke to give us an update on the progress in the Old College this past year. Jim enthralled all of us last year with his popular talk on how the vision for the Old College hopes to be brought to life and it will be wonderful to hear the latest update!

 

30 June

10:00 Bandstand

OSA members are looking forward to meeting up at the bandstand to “kick the bar” – all welcome!

 

Other events happening in Aberystwyth over the weekend.

Please note these are not part of the reunion weekend and must be booked separately.

 

30 June

11:00 Rosemary’s Legacy

Ali Pierse is running an immersive story walk, based on the love letters of two undergraduates at Aber during WW2 for details visit https://aberdabbadoo.com/about/

 

If you would like to book accommodation with the University, further information can be found here.

Alternatively, please contact the Tourist Information Centre for options within the town: www.discoverceredigion.co.uk.

Please email development@aber.ac.uk or phone 01970 621568 during office hours if you require further information.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

With very best wishes,

Lauren Marks, OSA President

Lyndsey Stokes, Director of Development and Alumni Relations