Golden Graduates' Reunions
Keele University is proud to hold an annual reunion to celebrate its Golden Graduates - those who are celebrating the 50th anniversary since their graduation from Keele University or the University College of North Staffordshire.
Our latest Golden Graduates' Reunion took place on 27 April 2019
A Reunion for the Classes of 1954 to 1969
The seventh Golden Graduates' Reunion welcomed the Class of 1969 as new Golden Graduates, joining all the preceding Classes of 1954 to 1968.
The event included campus tours, a Q&A surrounding the film Marvellous and dinner in Keele Hall.
|Name||Graduation year||Subject studied|
|Allan Mawdsley||1969||Philopshy & Psychology|
|Ann George||1969||Biology & Geography|
|Anthony Budd||1963||Geology & Geography|
|Jillian Budd (Garnett)||1963||French & Latin|
|Barbara Crane (Whittington)||1968||Biology & Geology|
|Alan Crane||1968 (1972 PhD)||Geology & Geography|
|Bina Caulfield (Steedman)||1965||Maths & Physics|
|Brian Walker||1970||English & French|
|David Powell||1969||Politics & Geography|
|David Gregory||1967||History & English|
|Rosaleen Gregory||1966||English & French|
|Ffrancon Whelan (Price)||1955||English & Philosophy|
|Francis Beckett||1969||History & Philosophy|
|Gretel Jones (Van Houten)||1969||Economics & Sociology|
|Howard Lomas||1969||Physics & Social Psychology|
|Iain Marshall||1967||Economics & Social Psychology|
|Jane McQuillin (Bateman)||1969||Sociology & Social Studies|
|Brian McQuillin||1969||Physics & Philosophy|
|Jane Roberson||1969||German & Geography|
|Jean Lawrence (Kirton)||1969||Biology & Psychology|
|Aubrey Lawrence||1969||Latin & History|
|Jo Sinclair||History & Philosophy|
|John Meager||1968||History & Politics|
|Alice Meager||1969||Physics & Economics|
|John Turner||1963||Geography & Geology|
|Pat Buckmaster||1963||Geography & Geology|
|Judith Anderson||1969||English & History|
|Malcolm Clarke||1969||Philosophy & Sociology|
|Lesley Clarke||1972||Sociology & Applied Social Studies|
|Marian Wade (Wood)||1969||Geography & Biology|
|Mary Garrett (Jackson)||1969||History & Politics|
|Maureen Compton||1974||History & Politics|
|Andrew Compton||1965||English & History|
|Michael Brereton||1969||English & Philosophy|
|Michael Buneman||1969||Germany & Economics|
|Pamela Ribot Caravera|
|Mike Stanton||1969||Politics & Sociology|
|Mo Waddington (Brown)||1965||Chemistry & Maths|
|Neil Baldwin||2013||Honorary Degree|
|Pamela Maddison (Groves)||1969||Law Psychology|
|Glenise Scott||1970||Latin & German|
|Patricia Stewart||1969||English & Psychology|
|Paul Kellett||1969||History & Politics|
|Paula Comber (Frankson)||1969||Geography & Geology|
|Peter Weightman||1967||Physics & Mathematics|
|Philip Davies||1971||American Studies & Sociology|
|Richard Hubbard||1969||Philosophy & English|
|Richard Slator||1969||Chemistry & Economics|
|Stuart Judge||1969 (1976 PhD)||Physics / Maths & Education|
|Susan Fraser (Patten)||1963||English & Philosophy|
|Susan Heath (Hindshaw)||1969||Economics & Psychology|
|Susan Owens||1968||Economics & Psychology|
|Susan White (Robinson)||1969||History & Politics|
|Susan Wright (Magee)||1969||Law & Politics|
|Chris Wright||1969||Law & Sociology|
The Royal Charter of the University of Keele was granted in 1962 and in 2012, to mark the 50th anniversary of this Charter, we launched our first Golden Graduates' Reunion.
Who are the Founding Graduates?
One hundred and fifty-seven students attended the University College of North Staffordshire in October 1950 and the first 150 graduated in 1954. Anyone who was part of that first founding Class is termed a Founding Graduate.
Right: Front Cover of the first Graduation Ceremony programme 3rd July 1954 - this particular copy was donated to the Keele Oral History Project by Bill Lighton (Class of 1954)
Who are the Pioneers?
The term “Pioneer” refers to the Classes of 1954 to 1961 who attended the University College of North Staffordshire. They and the Founding Graduates founded the Students' Union, the Athletic Union and the Keele Society, and created the heritage and traditions that have exemplified the Keele spirit for all later generations.
Please visit our Past Events page to see photos from our previous Golden Graduates' Reunions.