Sir Adrian Cadbury joins students for Aston University’s ‘Guild on the Grass’

18 June 2004

Sir Adrian Cadbury joins students for Aston University’s ‘Guild on the Grass’

ASTON UNIVERSITY are staging their own version of party in the park this Saturday, a summer festival dubbed ‘Guild on the Grass’, with special guests Sir Adrian Cadbury and Lady Susan Cadbury.

The event will be one of the last that Sir Adrian attends before he steps down as Chancellor of the university on August 31st 2004, after spending a quarter of a century in the position. He will be joined by some of the other most important figures from the university.

A large proportion of the funding for the festival was contributed by Sir Adrian himself, with other donations coming from Secretary-Registrar David Packham, head of Aston Business School, Professor John Saunders, and all of the university’s academic schools.

Guild on the Grass is a 12 hour event beginning at midday on Saturday 19th June, with a whole host of entertainment and refreshments available throughout. It is being held by the Chancellor’s Lake in the middle of the Aston University campus. There will be two stages which will provide a medley of live music, from Rock to Reggae, performed by Aston students from the Live Music Society and local bands. In between acts entertainment will be provided by a host of DJ’s playing music to cater for all tastes. Other activities that student’s can take part in include bungee running, gladiator duels and a bouncy castle.

‘The event is being used as a celebration of the 3000 Aston students who are taking up one year placements, or moving on from the university after graduation to work for some of the most recognised companies all over the world,’ explains Barri Coen, one of the event’s organisers.

‘It’s a great opportunity for leaving students to say goodbye to their friends, course mates, lecturers and professors.’

The event is only open to NUS members. Tickets cost �3.00 and are available from Einstein’s bar on the lower ground floor of the guild building.

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Written by Babs Coombes. Please contact me for further information on 0121 204 4549 or email: b.a.l.coombes@aston.ac.uk.

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