Bristol Alumni Weekend 2019

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Enjoy a weekend in Bristol and rediscover your University with friends old and new.

This year’s Alumni Weekend sees a full programme of events including tours, talks, lunches and dinners, with lots of events organised by the Halls Associations, with all alumni welcome.

No doubt you have fond memories of your graduation ceremony at the Wills Memorial Building so why not join us for a celebration lunch in that same grand building?

This year we also have a wonderful event taking place in the Auditorium of the Victoria Rooms – an afternoon Tea Dance to while away a few hours in the company of your friends.

In addition, the Bristol Harbour Festival 2019 takes place over the Alumni Weekend. So why not enjoy a visit to the harbourside to celebrate the City’s rich maritime history? With tall ships, music stages and food markets, there is lots on offer.

The Alumni Weekend is a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new ones and see the City of Bristol and the University today.

Friday 19 July, 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Welcome Reception, Botanic Gardens and The Holmes

Saturday 20 July, 10 am

Walking tour of the University precinct public art

Saturday 20 July, 10 am – 12 pm

Tour of Clifton Hill House restored garden

Saturday 20 July, 11 am – 12 pm

Tour of Wills Memorial Building tower

Saturday 20 July, 12 pm to 2:30 pm

Reunion Lunch, Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building

Saturday 20 July, 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Tour of Wills Memorial Building tower

Saturday 20 July, 2 pm – onwards

Guided tour of SS Great Britain

Saturday 20 July, 2 pm – onwards

Visit to Aerospace Bristol, Filton

Saturday 20 July, 3 pm – 5 pm

Tea dance, Auditorium, Victoria Rooms

Saturday 20 July, 3 pm - 5 pm

Manor Hall Reception, Manor Hall

Saturday 20 July, 5 pm - 5:30 pm

Wills Hall Association (WHA) Annual General Meeting, Wills Hall

Saturday 20 July, 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm

Tour of Badock Hall

Saturday 20 July, 6:30 pm

Drinks reception and Alumni Association Dinners

Sunday 21 July, 10:30 am

Alumni and WHA Morning Service, Wills Hall

Sunday 21 July, 12 pm

The 3rd Arthur Graves Memorial Lecture, Wills Hall

Sunday 21 July, 1 pm – 2 pm

Wills Hall Association Buffet Lunch, Wills Hall

How to Book

For details of how to book for the weekend.

See who's coming

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For details of how to book rooms at Clifton Hill House, The Holmes and Wills Hall

Frequently asked questions

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Get friends together

Why not make the weekend extra special and organise a mini-reunion for you hall or society friends, sports team or classmates?