Upcoming Events

Keele University is delighted to be hosting a calendar of exciting public events, ranging from our programme of Inaugural Lectures given by newly established Professors within the University, to live poetry readings, concerts and official ceremonies.

For subject-specific public lectures please view our public lectures page.



16th May - Golden Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1954 to 1965

Golden Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1954 to 1965 

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th May 2015

Every Anniversary is special but the Golden Anniversary – 50 years since graduation – reflects a lifetime of loyalty and lifelong Keele friendships and exemplifies the Keele community they created for later generations of Keelites to enjoy. A special concert was given by "Keele Voices" - a choir of accomplished staff and students - and unexpected glamour was lent by the elegantly attired students attending the Faculty of Humanities Ball alongside us in Keele Hall Ballroom.

For more information on our reunions please visit our Alumni webpages

21st May- Professor Kate Dunn Inaugural Lecture

Professor Kate Dunn Inaugural Lecture

Thursday, 21 May 2015 6pm

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor’s Building

How long have you had this pain? Explorations of pain and time

Musculoskeletal pains, such as back pain, are something that many people experience throughout their lives, sometimes having severe pain, but also having periods with no pain at all. This lecture will explore these patterns of pain using time as a focus, including defining pain episodes, describing trajectories of pain, estimating prognosis and investigating the potential for prevention of pain conditions.

Kate Dunn is a Professor of Epidemiology focusing on describing and understanding patterns of chronic pain in primary care



30th May - Homecoming


Saturday 30th May

Keele University Students' Union and KPA will welcome Keele alumni for the evening - a social occasion with friends in familiar haunts.

Accommodation will not be available on campus (still occupied by students) but rooms may be booked direct with the Keele Management Centre in Keele village or we can provide a local accommodation list.

Keele's Homecoming falls at the end of the academic year to welcome back our alumni, especially last year's leavers, and we also invite current students to mix with their predecessors. The Homecoming tradition didn't really exist in the UK until Keele invented it! We know that the campus and the Union are important places in people's memories . So each year we invite you back to your old home from home. We extend an especially warm welcome to last year's leavers - our newest alumni - so you can share your "Life after Keele" with your Keele pals.

The Alumni team and Students Union created the first Keele Homecoming in 2008 and the first "Never Forget" disco was attended by over 350 alumni. Numbers each year exceed 200. Our dream is for Homecoming to be a regular sunny date in the diary around which you can build plans to get together with your own circle of friends. Homecoming will never become "institutionalised" - it's a day for you and your friends - and we focus on offering a good time back at Keele! In 2014 we decided to coincide with Community Day to offer opportunities for alumni with families also to enjoy coming home.

Homecoming began as an annual tradition at American colleges and universities. People come together to welcome back alumni and friends to their university or college or school at the start of the new academic year. It always features traditions unique to the institution and is typically built around a game of American football or other sports; there is often a parade by a marching band or a banquet and sometimes a Homecoming King and Queen are crowned.

We acknowledge the generous support of Keele University Students' Union and the Keele Postgraduate Association for hosting and helping with Homecoming.

31st May - Community Day 2015

Sunday 31st May 2015 - Community Day 2015


Keele University Campus, Keele

Come along and join us for our family friendly Community Day here at Keele University. The campus offers a wide variety of over 50 activities and experiences to explore PLUS live performances to entertain. It’s FREE, fun packed and interactive, what’s not to like?

For more information and photos from 2014 please visit our Community Day web pages


2nd June- Prof David Furness Inaugural Lecture

Professor David Furness Inaugural Lecture

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 6pm

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor’s Building

“Hearing under the microscope: a personal view”

The ability to communicate via the spoken word and to hear or create music are vital to our quality of life, yet most adults as they age begin to lose that ability. My research of the last thirty years has focused on the microscopic study of our hearing organ, the cochlea, and has been a journey of discovery and understanding of the normal processes of hearing, the way hearing can be impaired in disease and how it deteriorates with age. In this lecture I hope to reveal the highlights of that journey and provide some basis for hope for the hard of hearing in the future.

20th June - Silver Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1980 to 1990

Silver Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1980 to 1990

Saturday 20th- Sunday 21st June 2015

In 2015 we will invite the Silver Class of 1990 (and preceding Classes of 1981 to 1989) to celebrate their Silver Anniversary. Other "Silver Graduates" from 1966 onwards are also welcome to attend.

Whether you return to Keele regularly or this would be your first visit since graduation, we hope you are ready for your Silver Reunion. We help you to enjoy spending time with your friends, exploring the beautiful campus and visiting your old haunts.      

For more information on our reunions please visit our Alumni webpages


13th September - Heritage Open Day