27 March 2014
In 1965, Paul Preece, Rae Bridal, David Burbidge and Ian Burton began their studies at The College of Advanced Technology, the fore-runner to Aston University. They celebrated their 49th anniversary with dinner and an overnight stay in Cheltenham.
The 1969 graduates who claim they ‘were a significant part of the Aston Rugby Union XV’, lived together for nearly three years in the then called "Sutton Flats”. Paul Preece commented: “We shared everything - literally. Our food was sourced from a weekly £2 each in the kitty. If there was enough left over, we ate steak on Fridays. We all cooked, shopped and washed-up according to a rota stuck up on the kitchen wall. My own post-university-aged children find this hugely amusing, if not unbelievable”.
For their 50th anniversary in 2015, the class are organising a reunion in Paris! If you, too, are a 1969 chemical engineering graduate and want to renew your links with your former classmates, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org