2014 Preparations

It’s on Saturday 10th May!  Everyone who’s attending the dinner got this email a few days before the event.

Dear alumnus,

We’re delighted to welcome you to the Bretton Hall College reunion on Saturday the 10th of May 2014. Below you will find information on the wildlife and heritage tours in the afternoon organised specifically for Bretton Hall alumni, as well as the dinner being served at our restaurant. We have also attached a list of attendees for your reference.


Wild Walk

Here at YSP we are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of our historic landscape and nature reserves. Part of this dedication is passing on our knowledge and passion for wildlife. YSP Wild (Wildlife Information, Learning and Discovery) is a new project designed to promote learning and discovery at the Park through the interpretation of the flora and fauna found here.

Join expert members of the YSP Wild team on an informative expedition around the woodland and lakes. Find out what calls YSP home and uncover new and interesting sights along the way.

Meeting point: YSP Visitor Centre

Start time: 14:00

Approximate finish time: 15:30

Tour leaders: Dominic Rye and Claire Midwood


YSP Pleasure Ground Heritage Tour

Join YSP heritage volunteer and Bretton Hall alumnus Richard Flowerday for a guided walk and talk exploring the woodlands and Bretton Hall pleasure grounds in the historic estate. The tour will include a visit to the National Arts Education Archive and a short presentation of historic images of Bretton Hall, many of which have never been published.

Meeting point: YSP Visitor Centre

Start time: 14:00

Approximate finish time: 16:00

Tour leaders: Richard Flowerday, with a presentation by Tony Rigby

[Please note that the terrain is uneven and not accessible to wheelchair users. Sensible footwear and clothing is advised. Due to sensitive wildlife habitats, dogs are not permitted around the Upper Lake or in Menagerie Wood. If participating in the Wild Walk you may wish to bring binoculars or telescopes to help viewing.]


Bretton Hall alumni reunion dinner

Whether you were a student or staff member, Bretton Hall was a unique learning environment and holds a very special place in many people’s hearts. Get together with Bretton friends to reminisce and celebrate in the beautiful surroundings of the Estate. Price includes a two-course hot buffet YSP Restaurant, drink on arrival and free parking after 17.00.

Meeting point: YSP Concourse

Start time: 19:00

Finish time: 23:00