Edinburgh graduates from around the world will descend on the city later this month for the University’s first alumni weekend this century.
The ambitious event will take place between Friday June 21st and Sunday June 23rd as graduates from the 1950s through to the class of 2012 return to the city to re-discover the place where they studied.
Events range from a comedy and music night at Teviot Row House, hosted by renowned Scottish comic Craig Hill, through a Professor Tom Devine-fronted independence debate at McEwan Hall, to a traditional Ceilidh at Pollock Halls.
Participants will be travelling from as far afield as New Zealand, Dubai and the USA.
With over 200,000 alumni all over the world, devising a programme for a celebratory weekend combining intellectual stimulation, nostalgia, networking and fun was always going to be a challenge, but we think we’ve come up with something to suit all ages and interests.
The entire weekend can be booked as a single package, an option that has appealed to those attending alone or in small groups.
Events can also be booked individually so that friendship or class groups can base their own reunions around the weekend and local alumni can dip in and out of the main programme.
A range of ticket options are available, including a weekend package deal and a recent graduate discount.
Friday 21 June 2013, 12.00am
Sunday 23 June 2013, 12.00am
Saturday 22 June 2013, 4.00pm
Saturday 22 June 2013, 5.30pm
McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
The weekend also includes the General Council Half-Yearly Meeting which takes place at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and includes lunch, guest speakers and tours of the School.
The Business School is also hosting complimentary events on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June including a keynote address from Fraser Doherty, founder of SuperJam.
Alumni Weekend 2013