Alumni and friends

Celebratory weekend marks alumni anniversary

Hotel and Catering Administration graduates know how to celebrate! Twenty-three alumni enjoyed a weekend of festivities in London to mark 40 years since starting at Surrey in 1977, and were joined by former lecturers Professor David Airey and Dermot Tredget.

Hotel and Catering Administration graduates, class of 1981

Activities over the two days included a treasure hunt, wine tasting, cocktails and dinner, jazz entertainment and lunch, complete with 70s quiz. Many of the group are still in regular contact professionally and personally, proving that university can be the foundation of lifelong relationships.

The weekend was such a success that the group has decided to make it an annual event.

Pictured are:
Back row standing:
John Dunlop, Tim Knowles, Ian Eldridge, Kim Porrelli, Doug Grant, Judith Richardson, Richard Richards, Nick Smart, Richard Maxwell, Marc Finney, Tony Gallagher, Simon Palmer, Syd Slater, and Aileen Richards.

Middle row sitting:
Jillian Malone, Kim Maschoff, Ruth Blamey, Ann Smart, Carol Pearson and  Caroline Gilroy.

Sitting on floor:
Peter Flaxman and Vince Pearson.

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