We were joined by a host of alumni for a fantastic evening, hosted by Baroness Lynda Chalker, in the Peers Dinging Room at The House of Lords. The audience enjoyed an enthralling perspective on COVID from our guest speaker, alumnus Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy [Deputy Chief Medical Officer, England], as well as an interesting and informative address by our Vice Chancellor, Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng. The Vice-Chancellor also took the opportunity to award donor pins for the Dean’s Circle of Giving and the Chancellor’s Circle of Giving. There were 11 pins awarded in total. Our Giving Circles are a way of recognising donor gifts and a way of showing our appreciation for supporters of the University. The evening was our first alumni reception of 2022, and a much anticipated opportunity for alumni and friends to connect in person.