Nine (and a half) degrees of Birmingham



The last issue of Old Joe featured three generations of Birmingham alumni from the same family, and asked you to share your family history at the University.


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Pete Aston (BSc Geography and Geology, 1999) got in touch to say that an amazing  nine members of his family are UoB graduates including:

  • Pete’s parents: Brian Aston (BDS Dentistry,1968) and Pamela Aston (née Brook) (BDS Dentistry,1969), who met on the first day in High and Ridge  and later married.
  • Pete’s aunt and uncle: Elizabeth King (née  Brook) (BDS Dentistry, 1976) and Roger King  (BSc Chemical Engineering, 1973) also met at  Birmingham and later married.
  • Pete’s brother and sister-in-law: Philip  Aston (BSc Electrical Engineering and Computer  Science, 1995) and Sara Grierson (BA History, 1994;  PGCE Education, 1997) met here and later married.
  • Pete’s cousin once removed and his wife:  William Brook (BSc Physics, 1983) and Angela Brook  (née Groark) (Mathematics) also met at Birmingham  and later married.
Pete now works at the University and his 19-month-old son Marin (seen above)
is even at nursery here, making a grand total of nine and a half Birmingham
connections for the Aston family. 

Is that a record or could your family beat it?


 



 

If you would like to share your family connections with the University of Birmingham get in touch.