It has been 50 years since Edge Hill opened its doors to male students and to mark this anniversary Derek Brearley, one of the first men to study at the then Edge Hill Teacher Training College, has organised a reunion event.

The four-course celebration dinner is open to those who studied at the college from 1959-1961. The event will be held at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport, on Saturday, 26September, 2009.

Derek said: ‘‘We are hoping to re-create those Stanley Hall dinners that we all enjoyed at Reeces Restaurant in Liverpool during our college days.

‘’It would be great if alumni from this era would come along and help celebrate this special anniversary and take the chance to reminisce about our student days.”

Read more about the first intake of male students in the next addition of Alumni, our magazine which will be sent out in September, 2009. Please register with the Alumni Network to ensure your contact details are up to date to receive your copy.

If you are interested in attending this event or would like further information on how to organise your own reunion, please contact Caroline Mitchell on 01695 584861 or email