Essex 50th ‘HOMECOMING WEEKEND’

People have asked me to clarify the  Essex re-union weekend. Here is a simple guide as I understand it.

September12th-14th

University of Essex

 Homecoming is “a celebration event with a street festival vibe and we’ll be staging a huge range of activities and events to showcase our strengths and keep you and your family entertained!”.

The weekend event launches a yearlong series of activities that celebrate the University of Essex.

Here are some of the things that may interest you if you visit on Saturday 13th

Sociology Departmental Lunch, where the book Imaginations: 50 years of Essex* sociology will be officially launched. 12.30 -2.30 Tony Rich Centre

Bite-sized lectures from all departments, including from sociology:

11.30        Pam Cox on Shopgirls: Making a TV history

14.30        Paul Thompson on the early history of the university

15.30        Nigel South on ‘Consuming the planet’

All will be in LTB7. Re-live past memories!


Mustard
– a film charting student activism in 1968

 Architectural tours of campus/student rooms from the decades

 Art Exchange open Exhibition

 Exhibition in the Hex – Something Fierce**

plus: Sports activities; ‘street event’s; Things for children: Adventure trail (for 6 – 11 year olds) Brain science activities Comedy Club 4 Kids (6 years +) Entertainment; Music, late night

*Imaginations: fifty years of Essex Sociology is a major new book about the department. The Sociology Department at the University of Essex is a leading international sociology department. Through fifty contributions from past and present, the students and lecturers in the department tell the story of its history, its ideas and its community. It provides an unusual insight into the workings of a British university department as well as the shape of modern British sociology.

**Something Fierce is a major new exhibition which examines the history of the foundation of the University of Essex and 50 years of student life. The exhibition celebrates the bold, ‘brutalist’ sixties architecture of the Colchester Campus; the unique academic vision and the vibrant community of scholars and students they created. The Hexagon – one of the iconic buildings built at the birth of the University – hosts the displays and has been especially refurbished in time for our 50th anniversary.

It includes

  • Designs, artist’s impressions and scale models of the original plan
  • films, audio and photos spanning the decades
  • memories from staff and students
  • a new virtual model of today’s Colchester Campus
  • reconstructions of student rooms from the past

Booking is free and you can find more details of this on: https://www.essex.ac.uk/fifty/

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