The Friends organise three or four events each year to which they and other guests are very welcome. Sometimes members of the University will come to speak to us about their research or other interests. In addition, we try to visit projects which we have helped to fund, particularly if these have been student projects.
Recent event topics have included research on racing greyhounds, investigations into ancient human remains found in local peat bogs and body-snatching in 19th century Liverpool.
Notable recent visits have included:
- The Sports Centre to see some of the equipment we have bought being put to use; students practising on the trampoline was a high spot of that afternoon – in every sense.
- The curators of the very successful Hittite exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, also given financial assistance by the Friends, led a memorable visit, and gave us some insight into the amount of work entailed in setting up a major exhibition.
- A visit to the School of Dentistry enabled some Friends to try their hands at filling teeth – on a model, not a live patient!
- A trip to Speke to see in action a racing car built by final-year Engineering undergraduates allowed us to witness the results of a project to which the Friends had contributed.
The University Women’s Club also organises a busy social programme to which all members of the Friends are made welcome.
Details of their events can be found on their website.
Friends Annual General Meeting
The next Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the University of Liverpool will be held in Autumn 2016.
Further notice will be provided in advance of the meeting.