At the beginning of September, nine alumni from the MSc Management class of 1976/77, a predecessor of our current MBA programme, visited Durham for the weekend for their 45-year reunion.
The School welcomed alumni from a range of career backgrounds who had travelled not only from across the UK but also from countries including Germany and as far away as the USA. They enjoyed revisiting Durham and also visited local attraction, ‘Beamish, the Living Museum of the North’.
On the first day, alumni and Alumni Relations Coordinator, Matteo Lai, had dinner at the Cellar Door in Durham for an evening of fond memories and interesting discussions touching on the new developments at the Business School and the changes that have taken place in Durham over the years.
On the second day, alumni joined Alumni Relations Manager, Penny Hawley, and Matteo at the School for a tour and video call with two other alumni who were able to join virtually from Australia.
"It is testament to the abiding impact of studying at Durham University that our graduates are still keen to return after 45 years. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to welcome them back to the Business School and hear their recollections. Although so much has changed, I was struck by the international nature of the cohort and much heartened to hear from the women how their studies in Durham had enabled them to progress careers - values that are still important to us today." Penny Hawley commented.