School Alumni & Friends Dinner 2011
On 21 October a gala dinner was held for alumni and friends to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of our School. Over 150 guests enjoyed the wonderful food and views from the Star Room, atop the Imax Theatre in Darling Harbour. Alumni from the 1950’s to the present day were able to catch up with friends and colleagues, and meet our current students and School staff, as well as representatives from our valued industry partners. We were honoured to have Sir Rupert and Lady Myers join the celebrations. Sir Rupert was the Foundation Professor and first Head of the School of Metallurgy, as our School was then known.
The guests were addressed by Prof Merlin Crossley, Dean of the Faculty of Science at UNSW, Alan Jostsons (1960’s graduate and former Director of the Materials Division at ANSTO), and Brendan Ratter (2008 graduate and University Medallist). The keynote address was given by the Vice Chancellor of UNSW, Prof Fred Hilmer, who spoke warmly of the high regard in which the School and its graduates are held, and the splendid successes of the School in research and collaboration with industry.