CTG are grateful to Esther Weller – Chair of the Lampeter Society for this blog: Esther will be officially opening the Lampeter Food Festival on Saturday 23rd July at 12.30 along with Mr Leno Conti.
The Lampeter Society is pleased to support the Tir Glas initiative. As well as acting as a focus for alumni, the Lampeter Society exists to support the Lampeter Campus of the University. All Lampeter graduates and staff are automatically members of the Lampeter Society and we are pleased to support the campus whenever we can. The University has seen a lot of changes in its 200 year history and it is initiatives like the Tir Glas project which will ensure its survival and growth over the next two hundred years.
Sustainable living has to be our immediate priority and the local landscape, rurality and active community make Lampeter well-placed to be leading the way in this work. The diversity of the Alumni base reflects the diverse nature of Lampeter and its surroundings – rolling hills, lively communities, the West Wales coast not far away; all contributing to making a very special environment – one which is truly loved by us all.
The Lampeter Society has just published its bicentenary flagship project, Eight Decades of Lampeter Voices. With 200 years of student experiences, we realised there were many stories and memories that needed to be captured. The contributions are as diverse as the history of the University at Lampeter itself. Yet one feeling and emotion shines through contribution after contribution: the feeling of love, respect and a heartfelt attachment to Lampeter, in all its guises – SDC, SDUC, UWL and latterly, UWTSD.
Our key event each year is our annual reunion. We are meeting in Lampeter between 22nd – 25th July 2022 after a 2 year break and we’re very excited to be back on campus. We have lots planned for this celebratory year and we are pleased to welcome to the reunion, Sir Mark Harford, great-great-great grandson of John Scandrett Harford, whose gift of land in 1820 enabled the founding of Saint David’s College two years later.
There is an incredible bond between Lampeter alumni. We are passionate supporters of the campus and want to see it thrive and flourish. As an alumni body, we have a great deal of skills and experience between us. We hope that we can support the Tir Glas project in working sustainably by sharing this knowledge and experience to future generations of students at Lampeter, through the Tir Glas project and wider across the University.