Brookes to celebrate successes of past students with special reunion events

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Alumni Ball

As part of its 150th anniversary, Oxford Brookes University will be celebrating the achievements and successes of their alumni with two special reunion events.

The two events, which will be hosted by the University, will take place in September; the Alumni Reminiscence Ball which is open for all Oxford Brookes alumni to attend and a commemorative event, for any students who graduated before 1970 from predecessor institutions including the College of Technology, Art and Commerce, Lady Spencer-Churchill College, Dorset House, Westminster College and Singletree.

As Oxford Brookes University continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary there has never been a better time to recognise our alumni and the excellent contribution they are making to the regional, national and global community.

Prof Alistair Fitt, Vice Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University

The Ball, which will be held on Saturday 26 September 2015, is the UK event of the International Wave series which has seen reunion events held for alumni all across the world throughout Oxford Brookes’ anniversary year. 

The event will be hosted by Vice Chancellor Alistair Fitt who said: “As Oxford Brookes University continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary there has never been a better time to recognise our alumni and the excellent contribution they are making to the regional, national and global community. 

“The Reminiscence Ball celebrates our connections with the past and our confidence in the future of the University. 

“I personally see this ball as a very special occasion; an opportunity to reconnect and celebrate with our alumni from across the decades, as well as giving our former students the chance to catch up with old friends and to make new ones.”

The commemorative event on Friday 11 September will recognise the contributions of our pre-Polytechnic alumni to both the city of Oxford and to Oxford Brookes. 

The Ball will be held in The Terrace of the John Henry Brookes building on the Headington Campus and will include a Prosecco reception, three course dinner and live entertainment. The Commemorative event will also be held in the John Henry Brookes building and will begin with Flintlock Theatre performing Educating Oxford – the play performed at Brookes’ official birthday on 22 May 2015 followed by afternoon tea and an exhibition of the Oxford Brookes archives.  

Information about ticket prices and how to book can be found on the Brookes Alumni events webpages

In the film below Doris Simms, Oxford Brookes’ oldest living alumna, reminisces about being a student at the Oxford School of Technology, Art and Commerce in 1935.