Events diary

The University runs hundreds of events each year that are open to alumni and guests

<p>London Alumni Quiz<br></p>
<p>London Alumni Quiz - Invenite<br></p>
<p>London Alumni Quiz - Invenite<br></p>

London alumni quiz

The latest in the series of our London Network events, November 2019 saw the return of the popular Quiz Night, where around 40 alumni met at the Dickens Inn to test their knowledge of music, pictures and Plymouth. With the help of the London Alumni Committee, events are held in the capital three times a year, giving graduates based in the area an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new contacts.

<p>Geography 50 Invenite<br></p>
<p>Geography 50 Invenite<br></p>
<p>Geography 50 Invenite<br></p>

Geography 50 

In 2019 the University celebrated the 50th anniversary of geography being taught as a degree subject at the institution. At a special event on campus in November, academics past and present, students, alumni and members of the public joined together to pay tribute to the achievements of one of the University’s most respected scholarly communities. 

Launched in 1969, geography as a subject has flourished at Plymouth, with more than 5,000 graduating in the years since, and has also developed a world-class research culture. To celebrate the anniversary, Dan Charman, formerly Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Plymouth and now Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter, provided a special guest lecture, and there was an exhibition of materials from the last 50 years, curated by Tim Absalom and Jamie Quinn of the GeoMapping Unit. And there was also the launch of a new book – Challenges, Changes and Achievements: A Celebration of Geography at the University of Plymouth – written by Mark Brayshay, Emeritus Professor. 

More than 220 people attended the event, including the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Judith Petts CBE.