Thursday, April 02, 2020

Leeds University Reunion 1981-84 (and at 8pm we #ClapforOurCarers)

We live in a very strange and somewhat scary world and in the midst of this international emergency a group of us decided to make the best of a very bad lot to organise a virtual reunion on Zoom and "meet up" after in some cases 36 years apart.

We were all students in Leeds University and most of us at one stage shared a house together (6 Stanmore in Headingley, Leeds) and/or were members of the University Territorial Army unit LUOTC.

Many thanks to Mike (still in Leeds) for organising; Vicki, Claire, Sue, Fiona (in Holland) and Max (in Australia) for taking part.

Apart from it being great to meet up again after so long and share memories, it was also really fascinating about how "C19" had impacted on their lives across the UK and Holland/Australia. Amidst the many happy 1980s reminisces, we are all very aware of the many difficult and tragic situations going on in this country and the rest of the world.

We hope to meet up again online in 3 weeks time and invite others from our memory bank to participate. We stopped at 8pm to "#ClapForOurCarers" but I am not sure that Max could participate since it was 6am in New South Wales.

Finally, apologies to all for the Zoom picture and instead check out this one below (not all of us) #WhenWeWereYoung

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