Goodricke College's 50th Anniversary

The 2018/19 academic year marks 50 years since Goodricke College first opened its doors to students. We're well underway with planning lots of events to celebrate,  here's just a few that we can announce!

London Launch

Goodricke College's 50th Anniversary London Launch!

Goodricke College held a launch in London to kick-off our our 50th-anniversary celebrations. We, along with lots of our alumni, met for drinks and snackson Thursday 8 November  at the  The Cork & Bottle in the middle of London(Leicester Square) 

It was great to catch up with University friends and staff and many of you stayed well after the launch! 



Goodricke College's 50th Anniversary Ceilidh

DATE: Thursday 1 November 2018

LOCATION: Atrium, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

TIME: From 7.30pm, 



We held a Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) on the 1st November with Fiddler's Wreck playing for us! It was a great night of laughter and dancing, all very sociable even though many of didn't know the dances.  There was a bar at the event many of us couldn't stop enjoying the dancing!



Treasurer's House visit

Goodricke College's 50th Anniversary : Visit to Treasurer's House

DATE:  Saturday 16th March, 2019

LOCATION: Treasurer's House, York




We're planning a visit to the Treasurer's house, once home of John Goodricke, astronomer, on Saturday 16th March. The house is normally closed to visitors at this time but we have exclusive access to the house and into areas not normally open to the public.  There will be celebratory cakes and tea/coffee to enjoy!

This will be limited to just 50 people, details of how to get tickets will be released very soon!


Goodricke College's 50th Anniversary : GOODFEST WEEKEND

DATE:  Saturday 1st June & Sunday 2nd June, 2019

LOCATION: Goodricke College, York




This is our big weekend, planned for Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.  

Sunday will be our big music festival that starts midday and goes on into the evening.

Saturday we're planning a series of events/activities for the day and in the evening we have a formal celebratory dinner at the Merchant Taylors Hall , it's a stunning venue and it promises to be a great gala evening!

50th Lecture

Goodricke College's 50th Anniversary : Goodricke Lecture






We're planning on hosting a formal lecture as part of our 50th Celebrations, open to the public, more details to follow later

Want to help out with our celebrations?

If you are a member of staff, a current student or an alumnus living in York and you'd like to help out during our celebrations, please email

All Alumni: Register to receive updates

If you are an alumnus of the college, make sure that you are registered on York Space and have updated your details. We’ll be using the contact information that you’re registered under to get in touch once a programme has been finalised, and once tickets are on sale, so if you know you want to be in attendance, it’s really important that we have the right details.


Stay in Touch with Social Media

We’ll be posting updates on the anniversary plans and photos from the archives on our Facebook page, so it’s a great place for instant updates on upcoming events and a way to connect with other alumni.


  • Join our Alumni Facebook Group
  • Tell us and your friends you are attending the event (or interested) on the Goodricke Weekend Event


Want to be an Alumni Leader in your area?

You may already have a thriving friendship network including alumni of Goodricke College and the University of York, or you may want to contact alumni in your area and share you experiences.  If you would like information or support on being an Alumni Network Leader in your region, country or just in your friendship group contact if you want to get involved.


Share Your Memories

If you have photos or memories that you would like to share with us, and you’re happy for them to be featured either on our social media or during the anniversary events, then send them to :