Open Eye: Invitation to dinner

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There are still places available at some of the Graduate Dinners being organised by the Alumni Association in partnership with the Association of OU Graduates , the OUBS MBA Alumni Association, and the Students Association (OUSA)

Most of the dinners are directly linked with this year's graduation ceremonies - an innovation to mark a significant year in the OU's history.

The three-fold themes of these celebrations will be 25 years of graduations, 30 years of the OU and its partnership with the BBC - and 250,000 degrees and major awards.

A schedule of the planned dinner venues is below. Except for the black- tie, event in Central London, dinners will cost about pounds 20.00 per person (guests are welcome) and will include a three-course meal followed by either an after-dinner speaker or a disco.

We are planning to invite all new graduates attending the following day's degree ceremony as well as past graduates who live in the area.

It is rare that OU graduands and graduates get the chance to come together - and this represents the perfect opportunity to share the OU Experience.

We hope you will mark the dates in your diary now, and make a point of coming along.

You can obtain more details of the dinners - and make a provisional reservation - either by e-mail to, or by phone on 01908 655751. The list of dates and venues is as follows:

9 April Harrogate

16 April Nottingham

23 April Exeter

23 April California

30 April Edinburgh

7 May Birmingham

14 May Cardiff

15 May Dublin

21 May Eastbourne

12 July Singapore

11 June Carrickfergus

11 June Newcastle upon Tyne

19 June Central London

29 June Milton Keynes

9 July London Crystal Palace

11 September Brussels