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Aston rounds up a year packed with celebration

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1st December 2016

As our 50th anniversary draws to a close, Aston University thanks all of its alumni, staff and friends for making the celebrations such a success.

This year the University hosted a Big Alumni Reunion that attracted over 1,000 visitors; welcomed guests from around the world; hosted alumni events in 24 countries; graduated 35 honorary graduates; launched the Pioneers for Change campaign; held countless lectures and special events; welcomed a new Vice-Chancellor; devised a new commemorative medal and was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen with a Regius Professorship in Pharmacy.

See below for some multimedia highlights from the last 12 months plus archive footage from 1966. 

The History of Aston in 20 Objects

The History of Aston in 20 Objects

Big Alumni Reunion (Day One)

Big Alumni Reunion (Day One)

Big Alumni Reunion (Day Two)

Big Alumni Reunion (Day Two)

Anniversary Cake-cutting

Anniversary Cake-cutting

Birmingham Cathedral Celebration

Birmingham Cathedral Celebration

50 Aston Greats

50 Aston Greats