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125 years and counting

Last weekend Teviot Row House was filled to the rafters with students, alumni and staff who came together to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the oldest purpose built student union in the world.

125 years and counting

To mark the occasion, Development and Alumni, in collaboration with EUSA, hosted a series of events including a prohibition themed night with live jazz, a music and comedy extravaganza and University Challenge: Students vs Alumni.

Dancing into the night

Highly renowned Scottish comedian, Craig Hill, headlined the Saturday evening; supported by the EUTC presents: The Improverts and student comedians Joe McArdle and Becky Price.

The evening continued well into the early hours of Sunday morning with the Hector's Heroes Ceilidh Band serenading dancers in the Debating Hall.

You never forget the unique experiences you have at uni: to have the opportunity to recreate some of these moments in such an incredible venue, with the people you care about, is truly very special. I am already looking forward to the next alumni event. Cheap drinks also help.

Michael McCuishEnglish Literature MA 2009

Intellectual jousting

On Sunday afternoon, the alumni team was narrowly defeated in University Challenge: Students vs Alumni. The final score stood at 190 - 255 to our victorious student panel.

The gracious losers, who included Ruth Davidson, Nicholas Grier, Stephen Jardine and George McGavin, congratulated the students on their outstanding performances and wished them the best of luck for the official show.

With BBC Scotland’s political editor, Brian Taylor, the event was very good humored and greatly enjoyed by all.

The Wrinklies, after a life-time of professional caution, no longer had the ‘go-for-it’ attitude that you need to do well in the quiz. The students made a good team and were a credit to the University, while Brian Taylor was clearly preparing himself for a new career once Jeremy Paxman retires.

Nicholas Grier

Another milestone

With audiences of over 200 alumni and students attending the events, the weekend went down a storm and stands as another milestone in the history of Teviot Row House.

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