1988 Chemistry Reunion

Published: 22 November 2023

The Chemistry Class of 1988 met in October to celebrate 35 years since graduating from the University of Glasgow.

Members of the 1988 Chemistry class met in Glasgow in late October to celebrate 35 years since our graduation.  This was the fourth such reunion: a great opportunity to catch up with former classmates including some who had not been to previous gatherings.  

It was a packed weekend consisting of food, drink (in moderation, of course!) and reminiscing.  The class had a very active social calendar back then and our reunions have attempted to keep up those “traditions”.  The finale of our weekend consisted of a gathering in the GUU Drawing Room, accompanied by hits of the 1980s, into the wee small hours.  1988 seemed like yesterday (well...almost...).  

Staff of the School of Chemistry hosted an extensive tour which included our first look round the ARC building. The first reunion tour was in 2008 and over the years we have been struck by the many changes in the School as well as the University on a broader front. Five years ago, the learning hub was still under construction and the ARC was still in design, not to mention the Joseph Black building being totally cocooned in scaffolding.  It was really inspiring to experience the vision that is developing the University in such a positive direction.   However, some things remain: as many of us remarked, the colour scheme of “Chemistry Department green” still persists.  The class is grateful to Profs Hargreaves, Jamieson and Connolly for generously giving their time and hospitality.  

Overall, it was another successful and enjoyable reunion for the Class of 1988 and we all look forward to our 40 year celebration in 2028 (with maybe something in between!)

First published: 22 November 2023