A weekend to remember

1980s Reunion

Throughout August social media was buzzing in anticipation of the 1980s Reunion scheduled for the weekend of the 19th to 21st. The weekend kicked off with over 50 alumni checking in to rooms at the Hill followed by drinks at the Lass. Over the course of the evening there must have been close to 100 assorted alumni and former faculty renewing old acquaintances and making new friendships.

The Saturday started with the bleary-eyed guests sampling the delights of the Richmond breakfast before a special one-off lecture by Ray Hilditch. Speeches then followed with a special mention to Claudia Botero who managed to bring back memories of the farewell speech she gave at Graduation almost exactly 30 years earlier.

Lunchtime was an opportunity to mingle and for alumni to see the likes of Deirdre Simpson, Peter Leuner, Sara Chetin, Alice Tomic, Richard Harrison and the one and only Lenny. The rest of the afternoon was serene and calm as people wandered, rested, visited the pub and prepared for the evening ahead.

In true Richmond style the guests partied away into the small hours at the Purple and Black themed 1980s Prince Disco - in fact Security even had to close the event just before 1am!

Sunday came, and after a hearty breakfast the alumni showed what true athletes they still are by competing in the Richmond mini Olympics. The Haka by Davey Bakhshi's team was a particular highlight. An excellent barbecue finished off proceedings at Richmond, although many of the guests did decamp to the Builder's Arms afterwards for old times sake.

Please do look at the pictures of the weekend here.

We would also like to pay special thanks to the guests for their incredible generosity in organising a collection - over £2,000 was raised on the day towards Scholarships. If you would like to further contribute to the scholarship fund, please visit here to donate.

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