All engineering alumni are invited back to their School to reconnect with previous colleagues and classmates
2018 is a special year as we mark 150 years since Queen Victoria bestowed the first Regius Chair of Engineering in the UK to the University of Edinburgh.
Join us on 5-7 October 2018 to celebrate the achievements, innovations and people that have contributed to our history, and discover the exciting developments taking place in the School of Engineering today.
Our weekend programme includes a range of activities, talks, demonstrations and events at our King’s Buildings campus and across the City. There will be lots of opportunities to catch up and connect with friends, classmates and mentors, old and new.
Programme PDF download
Alumni Weekend Timetable
Friday 5 October
Welcome drinks at the Pear Tree.
Saturday 6 October
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast; rediscover the beautiful City of Edinburgh; attend one of the optional tours at KB*.
Buffet lunch and welcome talk at King’s Buildings.
Join your discipline for an afternoon of talks, tours and demos. Each discipline mini-programme can be viewed in further detail:
- All discipline programmes
Tea, coffee and cake.
Depart King’s Buildings—time to freshen up before dinner.
7pm – late
Alumni & Friends Dinner at Dynamic Earth – welcome drinks, tour of the galleries and three course dinner with wine at Edinburgh’s incredible science venue at foot of Arthur’s Seat.
Tickets cost £59 per person – open to alumni, partners and friends of the School.
Sunday 7 October
12 noon until 3pm
School-wide BBQ with live music for alumni, staff and students.
Tickets cost £10 and include burger/hot dogs (veggie options available), salad and corn on the cob. Complimentary drinks will be provided.
*Saturday 6 October morning tours (optional)
Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library Tour (with an Engineering focus)
Start times: 10am and 11am
Location: Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library, The King’s Buildings
FloWave Demos – the School’s Ocean Energy Research Facility
NB: Mechanical alumni will attend FloWave as part of their afternoon tour.
Start times: 10am, 10.30am and 11am
Location: Max Born Crescent, The King’s Buildings
Special event: Design by Disaster
An innovative collaboration between the School of Engineering and Braw Fox Theatre, Design by Disaster follows the fictional aftermath of a devastating fire in a commercial high-rise. It explores the struggle for experts to make their voices heard and how change can happen when the world never acts until disaster strikes.
Book tickets on EventBrite (Free event. Limited tickets available)
Friday 5 October, 7.30pm
Sunday 7 October, 12pm & 3pm
(No performances Saturday 6 October)
Location: Sanderson Building, School of Engineering, The King’s Buildings
For further information or enquiries regarding the Alumni Weekend, please contact the Alumni Relations Team on email@example.com.