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Annual London Reunion


Alumni Events

Staff, Alumni, Prospective Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduates, Academics

Saturday 12th July 2014, 15:00 - 19:00
Great Hall, City University London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB

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All alumni are warmly invited to attend the Annual London Reunion, 2014. The afternoon will include a speech from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Paul Curran on developments taking place at the University, some optional activities to explore City in 2014 and the opportunity to catch-up with former classmates from your time at City. The event will conclude with some refreshments courtesy of the University.


Great Hall
15:00 - 15:45 Registration and Cream Tea
15:45 - 16:15 Opening address by Vice-Chancellor Paul Curran
16:15 - 16:30 Official Photographs

16:30 - 17:30 Please see detailed information below

Great Hall
17:30 - 19:00 Refreshments and Networking
19:00 Onwards A room has been reserved at the Blacksmith and Toffeemaker for those who wish to continue socialising

Our Enterprise Office will also be speaking about how they help our alumni who are setting up their own business and you can hear from a couple of alumni entrepreneurs about their experience. If you are an entrepreneurial alumnus and would like us to include information on your business in the Enterprise section, please contact us on

Another new feature this year will be Memory Corner where we will be interviewing alumni on video about their time at City so that we can build an archive for our website. We would like to talk to alumni from across the decades and from all Schools as we would like to have a representation of the changing nature of education at City over the decades.


Each of the sessions below are open to all alumni, regardless of which school you were a part of during your time at the University. 

Experience the variety of the arts and social sciences

Professor Peter Ayton, Deputy Dean of the School of Social Sciences will welcome alumni to the school. Professor Jean K Chalaby, Head of Sociology will then talk about the cultural significance of the €3.1 billion per annum TV format industry adapting shows like The X Factor for local audiences. Professor Ronen Palan, Professor of International Politics then examines where concepts of a fair, economically stable and politically legitimate society stand after US$50 trillion of global wealth was wiped out in just two years by the Global Financial Crisis. To conclude the proceedings, Professor Stephen Cottrell will present a session which will cover the latest operations of Music at City, and play a selection of recent student work.

Learn about the latest developments of the Business School

Professor Steve Haberman, Dean of Cass Business School, will give a talk on developments in the School. There will then be the opportunity to speak to representatives from various areas of the school including Executive Education, the Alumni Office and Corporate Development.

Explore the School of Health Sciences Research Centres and interactive demonstrations in the new Clinical Skills Centre

Professor Stanton Newman, Dean of School of Health Sciences and colleagues will showcase our world-leading research and its impact on policy, service delivery and practice. This will cover different areas of the School including Applied Vision, Health Services, Language Communication Sciences, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health and Public Health. There will also be an opportunity to see the new six-bedded ward learning space and participate in interactive demonstrations. The room is one of many new spaces in our Clinical Skills Centre which has been designed to mirror real healthcare environments, providing an adaptable, modern appropriate space for both teaching and research.

Discover exciting new resources available to our Law students

Law Librarian Emily Allbon with show guests the Law Library and talk about the online resource Lawbore. Lawbore is an online resource created for City Law students but used nationally too - featuring news, interviews and articles, as well as multimedia guides to help students with mooting, legal research and their future career.

Introducing the new School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Engineering

Professor Roger Crouch, the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Engineering will lead a tour of the new laboratory facilities, where senior staff of the Engineering departments will also be present. Professor Crouch will finish the tour with a short presentation on the recent achievements of the School and its future direction.

Enterprise Showcase

This year for the first time, our Enterprise Office is giving you the opportunity to find out about our very own entrepreneurial alumni, a few of which will be sharing their experiences on the day. The department will also be sharing their expertise on how they are helping City alumni establish their own businesses.

If you are a Twitter user the hashtag for the event is #CityReunion2014. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates @cityalumni.

If you have any questions regarding the day, please email

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When & where

3.00pm - 7.00pmSaturday 12th July 2014

Great Hall College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom