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Class of 1968 Architecture alumni celebrate 50 years

Class of 1968

The Class of 1968 Architecture commemorated 50 years since graduating from the University of Liverpool by reuniting in the very place they met half a century ago to catch-up and reminisce over tales of the past.

The group met in the School of Architecture in Abercromby Square, before being taken on a guided tour of the facilities offered to current students by Reader, Dr Andrew Crompton.

During the tour of the building, the group stopped to meet with current first year students who, having started just days ago, were tasked with the very same brief as the Class of 1968 - drawing some of the fantastic architecture Liverpool has to offer. Undoubtedly, it was noted that the landscape of Liverpool has changed since the 1960s, but the passion for design remained the same and was demonstrated in the current students’ perspective drawings.

Reunion organiser, Richard Hall (BArch 1968), said:

"The city of Liverpool and the University have changed out of all recognition since we graduated 50 years ago. They both seem to be riding the crest of a wave looking into the future. It was very nostalgic for us to revisit the School of Architecture and immensely pleasing to see that it continues to prosper and produce outstanding young architects, many of whom are international. We wish them every success!"

If you would like to arrange a reunion for your class year or would like to discuss how the Alumni Relations team can help you to reunite with your former University friend, contact the team on: alumni@liverpool.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.

Click here for a list of upcoming University reunions.