Natural Philosophy Honours Class of 1969

Published: 3 July 2019

Natural Philosophy graduates reunited after 50 years to attend Commemoration Day

The group were one of only two classes that had organized 50th Reunions at the Commemoration Day Lunch on 12th June. The group of fifteen seated at two tables comprised eight Nat Phil Golden Graduates, six spouses and a Maths/Astronomy Golden Grad who was their guest.


After lunch, they went to the Kelvin Building which they discovered has undergone many alterations internally since their day to accommodate the extra staff and students in what is now the School of Physics and Astronomy. They were met by Professor Martin Hendry, the current Head of the School.  He gave a PowerPoint presentation on developments in the School and current research interests followed by a tour of the building.  Two classmates from the United States who were unable to make the trip to Glasgow for the reunion were able to join via Skype.

The following day twelve of their group met for an afternoon cruise on Loch Lomond followed by a dinner, affording the opportunity for more extended reminiscences. It was mentioned that some had attended the Fresher’s Camp held in 1965 in the Balloch area, so this highly successful reunion had brought them full circle, as well as reconnecting old friendships and making new ones.

For further information about planning a reunion or attending a tour, contact the Development and Alumni office at

First published: 3 July 2019