Alumni events

We run a variety of events for our alumni community each year. If you are interested in hosting your own alumni event with support from the Alumni Office please get in touch:

Upcoming events 2024

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Wednesday 8 May

18:30 - 19:30

2024 Bledisloe Lecture delivered by Teresa Wickham at the Royal Agricultural University

Teresa has extensive experience of developing complex areas of business, primarily in food, agribusiness, and the retail sector. Teresa was a non-executive Director of the New Covent Garden Market Authority and Co-Founder of the Women’s Farming Union.  Teresa was the first female Director of UK retailer Safeway, an adviser to Sainsbury’s board on its £1 Billion CR Programme. She has also chaired the London Tourist Board and played a key role in developing plans for the largest affordable housing development in London and mentors a number of SMEs in the food sector.

Teresa, a former governor of the RAU, will be sharing insights into her fascinating career, as well as looking at the challenge facing supermarkets, and how farming goes forward.  Please book by sending an email to or phone 01285 889858, to secure your place.

Thursday 16 May

17:30 - 20:30

Alumni get together, Lechlade Marina

Join us for a fun-filled alumni get together at Lechlade Marina Ltd!   Join Ian (‘93) and Jules Lindsay, owners of Lechlade Marina for an informal get together and tour of Lechlade Marina. The marina has 100 moorings, a slipway and a self-storage business. Over the last few years, the marina has undergone extensive refurbishment and they have plenty of tales to tell. The tour will be followed by refreshments and canapés.  Perfect opportunity to catch up and enjoy the scenic views of the marina.

Please book a place in advance using the link in the RAU newsletter. Tour, drinks, canapés at a cost of £10 plus eventbrite fee or contact

Wednesday 29 May

17:30 - 18:30

Brown & Co Drinks Reception for Alumni at The Suffolk Show

The kind folks at Brown & Co are inviting RAU/C alumni who are attending the Suffolk Show to join them for drinks.  Please rsvp to to book a place.

Wednesday 10 July

10:00 - 13:30

Alumni farm walk, hosted by alumna Alice Parsons, Redditch, Worcestershire

Join us on 10th July for this alumni farm walk, kindly hosted by alumna Alice Parsons at their farm in Redditch, Worcestershire focusing on Hereford Cattle, Shetland Sheep, and responsible stewardship of land through organic and biodynamic practices. The farm is also the inspiration ‘The Archers’ farm, with the very first episode being recorded in their dining room! After the walk a summer BBQ lunch will be provided using primarily meat and vegetables produced on the farm.

Tickets are priced at £25 (+the Eventbrite booking fee) and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Any proceeds will go towards the Cirencester Fund to enhance the student experience!  Spaces are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment!  If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch at