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    Harper Reunited – Harper Adams Club planning a day of 100 localised events to mark its centenary and reconnect past students

    Posted 3 February 2021

    “It’s ambitious, but it would be fabulous to get 100 events to celebrate 100 years since the Harper Adams Club was formed"

    graphic of number 100 over an old black and white group photo

    The Club's first event on campus was held in 1921

    Former students now living and working across the globe are being asked to host a series of mini-meet ups that together will make up the biggest ever Harper Adams alumni celebration, to mark the centenary of the Harper Adams Club.

    Pandemic permitting, the Club’s Centenary Planning Committee has devised ‘Harper goes Local at 100’ to reconnect alumni near and far.

    “In the interests of safety and to make the event as accessible as possible, we’re seeking the assistance of many alumni to each host a small gathering, perhaps a farm walk or a pub social, a business tour or even afternoon tea at their farm shop café,” explained joint Centenary Year Chairman, Simon Jones.

    “It’s ambitious, but it would be fabulous to get 100 events to celebrate 100 years since the Harper Adams Club was formed.

    “The provisional dates are July 3rd and 4th, but we might have to reconsider that, depending on the level of restrictions in place. But small gatherings can happen in a socially distanced manner, and this might just connect alumni living close to each other without realising it.

    “We don’t wish it to be restricted to the UK - we know we have communities of alumni overseas and if they could get involved, there might be celebrations around the clock! And the beauty of it all is that nobody should have to travel far nor face any great expense if we can get hosts in all the right places.”

    Event hosts will be able to access a celebration fund to support their efforts. For more information, contact

    The Club has welcomed a small number of new committee members since its appeal in the annual magazine, but Simon stressed that more are still sought.

    “We are also so much more used to having virtual meetings now, it has become simpler to get involved from wherever you are. Fresh ideas will keep us moving forward and the more volunteers we have, the easier it will be. Please get in touch if you are interested.”

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