“It was the first alumni event I have participated in and it brought back a lot of memories.” - Mike Bryan (Natural Sciences, 1985) joined in from New Zealand.
On Saturday 26 September, we welcomed over one hundred alumni from Girton and the wider Cambridge University community to our very first Online Roll of Alumni Event.
The programme featured live Zoom sessions, pre-recorded talks, virtual tours, poetry readings, the unveiling of the latest addition to the People’s Portraits collection and an inspired guitar recital by Girton student Kevin Loh (Music, 2019), one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. These events can now be viewed on this page.
Although virtual events cannot replace the joyfulness of in-person events, meeting friends and the emotions felt when returning to College after many years, it has certainly opened up new ways of communicating and helped us think more deeply as to what kind of future events we could offer that our alumni would enjoy! It has given us a great chance to connect with alumni who are unable to travel to attend in-person events whether in the UK or globally. Alumni from 25 different countries registered to attend this year’s events.
“Living as I do in the far west of Cornwall it is not easy to get to Cambridge, so I have seldom attended alumni events. To be able to feel so connected whilst not stirring from home was delightful!” - Lesley Michell née Coleman (1962, Geography and Theology)
We would like to thank all our wonderful speakers and contributors for their help in making the occasion such a great day of events.