Grand Alumni Ball Brings Down Curtain on 50th Anniversary Celebrations
The event took place on 6th February and was attended by over 150 people. Hosted by alumnus Mike Dormer, and attended by special guests that included fellow alumnus James May and the Pro-Chancellor, Lord Liddle, the evening was also a chance to say ‘farewell’ from his role as Chancellor to Sir Chris Bonington. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith, spoke warmly of Sir Chris’s contribution to Lancaster and announced his continuing connection in the new role of Chancellor’s Ambassador.
The largest formal event ever organised by Lancaster in London, alumni from every decade travelled from far and wide to attend, some flying in from the USA, Japan and Kenya to participate. With music provided by the Hit Squad for a packed dance floor, this special evening’s entertainment was further enhanced by charismatic magician and alumnus, Sam Fitton, recent winner of an award for the UK’s ‘Best Wedding Entertainment’ 2015.