WHAT'S ON & WHEN
We are planning a host of events throughout the Anniversary year.
Here is a preview of some of the ways in which you can join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
The programme of events will develop throughout 2014, with details and new events added.
Roses Alumni Reception
Alumni and their families are invited to this informal daytime event to catch up with old friends and watch the legendary Roses tournament in this Anniversary year. The team will be in a welcome marquee in the Roses village (outside the Sports Centre) offering a glass of cava, strawberries and an alumni Roses supporter pack. This is free, but you will need to register your interest on the link below to ensure we have enough to go round!Register here Add to my calendar
The annual sporting competition against York University is back and bigger than ever. This year is the 50th Roses competition, right here on home turf at Lancaster. We are hoping to take back the trophy and triumph in front of a home crowd; the current score is York 25 – Lancaster 23, with 1 draw in 1974. The fierce rivalry draws supporters every year to the competition, including returning alumni.Find out more Add to my calendar
Roses Ride 2014 with Olympic champion Jason Queally
On Saturday 3rd May 2014, LUSU (Lancaster University Students' Union) is hosting a FREE family friendly bike ride open to everyone. Olympic Champion Jason Queally will be on hand to start the ride – you could cycle with an Olympic Gold medallist!
Places are filling fast, so register for your ride to avoid disappointment.
Starting and finishing at the University Campus, Roses Ride 2014 gives cyclists of all ages and abilities a range of mileage options… from an easy guided campus route, to a gentle easy-going route exploring the local cycle ways, and a longer steady ride for those that want to challenge their family! So, whether you have only just learnt how to ride a bike or have been doing it for years, get your helmet on and start pedalling; we want you to ride for Lancaster!
All rides are on cycle ways and marshalled road routes, and we are working with British Cycling to ensure that these rides are fun and accessible for all.
Also on Saturday 3rd May, there will be a free event where Jason will talk about his journey into cycling and take your questions. The event, at the University Sports Centre, starts at 12pm, with the talk beginning at 12:15pm. Registration is necessary for this event. Register online here.
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Jason Queally: My Journey into Cycling. Talk and Q+A with the Olympic Medallist and Lancaster alumnus
Olympic Medallist and Lancaster Alumnus Jason Queally will share his journey into cycling before taking your questions at this free public event.
Jason Queally is an English track cyclist who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, setting a new record in the 1km cycling time trial on the opening day of competition. He followed this up with a silver in the sprint. He won gold in the men's team pursuit event at the European Track Championships in Poland in 2011.
Jason attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he was part of the swimming squad in the mid-1980s, later representing Lancaster and British Universities in water polo, while a student at Lancaster University, where he graduated with a BSc in Biological Science. He took up cycle-racing at 25 and received an Honorary Degree from Lancaster in 2001 in recognition of his achievement in Sydney.
Tickets are still available for this event.
Also on Saturday 3rd May, LUSU (Lancaster University Students' Union) is hosting a FREE family friendly bike ride open to everyone. Jason Queally will be on hand to start the ride – so you could cycle with an Olympic Gold medallist! Find out more and register here.Register online Add to my calendar