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Alumni Day, Commemoration of Benefactors  and 2009 Reunion

Saturday 28 September

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our annual Alumni Day. The programme will include talks of general interest in the afternoon, as well as dinner in the evening.

The event is open to all alumni and guests, but in particular, we encourage those of you who matriculated in 2009 to join us to celebrate 10 years since you matriculated at Selwyn.

12.00 talk by Professor Nick Butterfield: Life on Earth, Co-evolution of life and the planet
Darwin correctly predicted that the Earth is very old, and that it has 'swarmed with living creatures' through most of this time. What he didn't anticipate was the conspicuously non-gradualist fashion in which major evolutionary innovations emerged over the course of Earth history.

2.00pm talk by Professor Katharine Ellis: Slow opera: open-air spectacle in the French Midi around 1900
This lecture traces the early history of open-air opera and stage spectacle in the South of France, where it spawned a new genre and created a new kind of immersive theatrical experience for audiences.

6.00pm Choral Evensong and Commemoration of Benefactors

6.45pm for 7.30pm Dinner

Partners/guests warmly welcome. Accommodation is available at Selwyn. Single rooms only. 

We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate children under  the age of 16 for dinner or overnight.

To book, please click here.

If you require further information please contact Shona Winnard: (01223) 767844,


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