Fylde 50th Anniversary

Fylde College is 50 this year!

In October 1968 a group of young lecturers gathered together to form ‘College 6’. Just 12 months later, Fylde College was born!

Here we see Fylde still under construction

Time for a Party

Every birthday needs a party, but the big 5 0 calls for a really special one!  2019 is also the 50th birthday of both County and Furness colleges, so we decided to go big and hold 3 parties at once.

We will be celebrating these 50th birthdays with three days of celebrations starting on Friday 5th July 2019.

The weekend will include the following:

Friday 5th July

From 4pm, register for the weekend in Fylde common room, meet some old friends and get all the information you need for the weekend.

7pm, the return, For One Night Only – The Gallon Challenge

9pm, live music in the bar.

Bar sports will be running all evening, and street food will be available to purchase in the quad.


Saturday 6th July

We will be conducting regular tours of the campus, so join a current Fylde student in a trip down memory lane, and see whats changed and what has stayed the same.  We will also be running special tours of the Lancaster Wind Turbine, giving you a fascinating incite into this important, and often forgotten part of Lancaster University.  To book a place on either of these tours, please email fylde50@lancaster.ac.uk.

At 18.30, catch up with friends for County and Furness colleges also celebrating 50 years with a drinks reception in LICA, where the Vice Chancellor will be giving an opening address.

19.15 Fylde will host a Gala dinner in the LICA building, followed by a disco hosted by our very own professor Chris May, and the bar open til late!

Dress Code: Smart Evening Wear – Lounge Suits/dresses. 

Ticket Prices for the Drinks Reception and Dinner on Saturday 6th July:

Early bird tickets £40 per person, book before 31st March. Thereafter, tickets are £50 per person.


* Events on Friday and Sunday are free of charge so you do not need to book online. If you wish to attend on either of these days only please email fylde50@lancaster.ac.uk

Sunday 7th July

Join us in Fylde Common Room from 10.30am for Coffee, where Former Principal Frank Wareing will be giving a short talk on the history and development of Fylde College over the years.  This will also be a chance to say goodbye, until the next time!


Tickets for the weekend are limited – so please book early to avoid disappointment. Booking is strictly on a first come first served basis. For all enquiries regarding the event please email: fylde50@lancaster.ac.uk or phone 01524 592686.



If you are planning on making a weekend of it, we have secured some special deals on accommodation, both on and off campus.


On Campus:

A limited number of guest rooms are available on campus at special rates for Alumni –

  • Single – £41 per room per night
  • Double – £56 per room per night
  • Double (single Occupancy) £44 per room per night

These rooms will be either in John Creed building at the North end of Campus, or in Cartmel College on South West Campus – rates include breakfast.  For more details and to book, telephone The reception team on 01524 592899 and quote reference number 47488 to access this special rate.

 Off Campus

Lancaster House Hotel and various accommodation options are also available in and around Lancaster.

We have negotiated special rates for Alumni attending our 50th Anniversary. at Travelodge in Lancaster city centre/  Please follow this link for details: Travelodge – Please note, special rate is only available until Friday 15th March 2019!


If you have any questions or queries regarding this event, please contact Fylde College either by email Fylde50@lancaster.ac.uk or phone 01524 592686

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