Skip to main content
30th June 2015

Exeter marks 50th anniversary of the MCR

Exeter celebrated the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the William Petre Society (MCR) in June, with current students and alumni from as far away as Finland and the USA coming together to take part.

We are delighted with the support the event received from both alumni and students, showing a great interest in the MCR and its expanding role in the future of Exeter College. There was a great mix of attendees, including individuals who matriculated to perform graduate study at Exeter prior to the MCR’s foundation. The day was a great opportunity to connect and make new friends and share experiences.

The guests were treated to student talks in the morning followed by a hog roast lunch with a number of events and activities such as a tour of the newly built Weston Library, tours of the town, punting, croquet and a wine tasting to entertain people over the course of the day. The day ended with the consumption of a spectacular cake adorned with the Petre Crest after a banquet was held in hall.

Photos from the event can be found here.

The presentations included:

  • Obesity Policy – Michael Essman
  • Words, words, words: a study of speech words in Old English Poetry – Myriam Frenkel
  • The International Dimension of Drug Policy Reform in Uruguay – Jonas von Hoffman
Share this article