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Reunion news

20th September 2010

yes it is all over!

A great time had by all.
A big thanks to Paul and Ian and a little thanks to Danny (according to Paul and Ian anyway..) But I did enjoy Danny's speech and the joke he couldn't use in his speech.

Photo slide show here:

Please send me your snaps so I can add them to the collection. You can still send your biographies and photos for your own pages.

14th August 2010

Try this old test click here:
1976 Physiology Exam . You didn't pass it last time, do you think you would do any better today?

For those on nostalgia trip:

Meet 1.30 pm Apex hotel. Depart 1.40 prompt regardless of who is not on the bus. Tour of library , museum and clinical skills centre . Talk on "where we are and where we are going" from the Dean. Then reception hosted by the medical school during which we will present a donation. A particular thank you to those not coming who have contributed to the donation...most generous. Still time if any remaining non-attendees wants to send a cheque. It looks as if we will have about 60 donations in total raising about 1500.
Coach will leave Ninewells at 4.30 regardless of who is not on it!...sorry to be bossy but military precision is essential. Arrive students union 4.47 for a look round and a drink which will go on the year club slate. Depart union 5.45 regardless...back to Apex for 6.
Please note the hotel wont allow check in before 2.30 but they do have a baggage store.


Pre dinner champagne is served at 7.15pm. We will take our seats at 7.41 and Ian will conduct an "ice breaking" quiz. Bottle of champagne for the winning table. A string quartet will play throughout. After Dinner Danny will make an amusing, thought provoking reflective speech then I will say a few words and introduce our guest David Taylor. The men will then retire to play snooker,smoke Havanas, drink Brandy and talk about sport. Not sure what the women will do at that stage,


Includes pre dinner drink , table wine 1/2 bottle , string quartet , gratuities and guest expenses. ....54. What a bargain!!
In addition those on the Nostalgia trip pay 8 per head and we have added a 25 donation for year club members only...not guests. Most of you have paid the 25 deposit per person which can then be deducted. Please check the attached spreadsheet to see your balance due . ( For a couple with one year club member both going on the nostalgia trip who have paid 2 deposits the balance will be 99). All calculations were done on my abacus so by all means e mail if I have made a mistake

We have "rounded up" the costs and inevitably there will be a sum left in the account but this is a necessary evil to deal with any unexpected costs...and preferable to a shortfall which would be hard to correct on the day. There will probably be a few hundred pounds carried forward to 2020 if things go to plan...but the cost per person is negliable.

Please also check partner details when you look at the spreadsheet. Some of you have nameless partners!
How do I pay?
Wire the money to sort of code 83 20 03 Acc no. 00602896

or send check made out to "80 year club"

to 70 clunky gds
EH 10 6 BR
When do I pay?
NOW. Please make this your "job for the weekend". I'm keen to have all the money in the account before the end of August .
Well that's about it. Look forward to seeing you all on 17th,


21st July 2010
Paul is looking for a donation of about 12 per head from all the people at the meal to provide a donation to the Medical School. Contact him if you think it is a good or bad idea.

23rd June 2010

A message from our leader:

Reunion check list (version 1) (xls)

Here's the top 20 from may '78. Quality stuff. They don't make music like they used to!!
20 You Belong To Me–Carly Simon
19 Use To Be My Girl–O’Jays
18 Baker Street–Gerry Rafferty
17 Take A Chance On Me–Abba
16 Movin’ Out–Billy Joel
15 It’s A Heartache–Bonnie Tyler
14 Baby Hold On–Eddie Money
13 On Broadway–George Benson
12 Count On Me–Jefferson Starship
11 Disco Inferno–Trammps
10 Shadow Dancing–Andy Gibb
9 Too Much Too Little Too Late–Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
8 Your The One I Want–John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
7 Jack & Jill–Raydio
6 Lay Down Sally–Eric Clapton
5 With A Little Luck–Paul McCarthey
4 The Closer I Get To You–Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
3 Can’t Smile Without You–Barry Manilow
2 If I Can’t Have You–Yvonne Elliman
1 Night Fever–Bee Gees
Just a reminder to ask if you have booked the hotel yet? To summarise the "special rate" is 127,50 for a double per night B and B. The code to quote is Med1709-001.
However if you call today they have rooms at 115 if you ask for the best deal. Both these rates include last minute cancellation policy and pay later.
If you are prepared to prepay there is a rate of 101 , B and B but no cancellation option. That what I have opted for,

A block of rooms is being held for us till 17th July so book before then to be certain of accommodation.

All the plans are otherwise progressing and we will be touch in the next few weeks with more details. In meantime please check your details on the spreadsheet and let me know if there are any amendments. Details of spouse/partners names would be appreciated for the seating plan. Also please check the ninewells trip column. As it stands if there's a 0 or ? by your name we assume you are NOT going. ( this important because the bus is a 49 seater and we are right on the wire with this number).

Well I hope you all enjoy the summer no doubt trimming toning and tanning so we all be impressed in September.


20th October 2009

80 Year club Reunion. Friday 17/9/10.

We are pleased to announce preliminary details of our 30 year reunion.
The venue will be the Apex city quay hotel and spa, 1 W Victoria Dock Rd. DD1 3JP. 

The main event will be dinner on Friday evening. David Taylor has kindly agreed to be our guest speaker.
On Friday afternoon there is an optional nostalgia visit to Ninewells where we will be shown how the modern student is educated and shown plans for the new 8m refurbishment. On the way back the coach will stop at the students union where the president has agreed to “sort something out” for us!
The core is deliberately minimalist to allow plenty free time to chat, wander around and relax.


1. Please send a deposit of 25 per person. Either post a cheque made out to “80 year club” to Paul Chadwick, 70 Cluny Gdns, Edinburgh, EH10 6BR or wire the deposit by bank transfer to sort code 832003 acc no. 00602896. If the money is wired please be sure to reference it with your name so we can credit you accordingly.

2. Please let us know if you and your partner wish to go on the Ninewells visit. (The med school need numbers and we need to organise a coach.) Either include this info with your deposit or e mail to

3. Please reserve your own hotel room. A rate of 125 per double or 115 single has been agreed. We expect many of us will stay for 2 or 3 nights. DO NOT BOOK YET BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED A BOOKING CODE TO SECURE THE SPECIAL RATE. THIS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE CONTRACT IS SIGNED IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO. The phone number/ e mail for reservations is…….

Central Reservations
Telephone: 0845 365 0000
Fax: 0870 444 0808
Outside UK:
Telephone: +44 (0)131 441 0440
Fax: +44 (0)131 441 0444
More information will follow but at we have a plan in place. Any comments or suggestions welcome and don’t forget to keep an eye on the website. 

Paul and Danny,

September 13th 2008
Early discussions going on about speakers, venue and schedule amongst the committee.

Just a brief posting to let everyone know the cogs are beginning to slowly turn. Graeme and Mary are working behind the scenes trying to fill the gap in e mail addresses. Please keep your eye on the "wanted" list on the website and help us to contact as many of the year as possible. Suggestions for the venue and date are welcome. My own view is that it would be fitting to return to Dundee or near Dundee to see how things have changed and have a "nostalgia trip". I am told the union is unrecognisable now...more like a boutique hotel! Craig Murray, the current Rector (and colourful character) was a student in Dundee at the same time as us and would make an entertaining dinner guest. I also wondered about asking David Taylor (Obs and Gynae) who I recall as a friend of the year....anyone know where he is? It would be good to have somewhere booked in the next few months. Keep the chat coming! Paul.


If you have some suggestions go to the chat forum and say what you think...