Priorsfield Society Coniston weekend took place from 28th August to 1st September 2009.
The Priorsfield Society consists of MBA alumni, staff and their families and has met up over the final August bank holiday weekend for the last fifteen years to relive the Coniston experience they had as students.
The name Priorsfield is taken from the building in which the MBA programme was taught from its inception until the move to University House in 2004.
The group were not quite as lucky with the weather as in previous years, but everyone joined in and enjoyed a wide variety of activities, both out on the water and on (relatively) dry land.
Given the societies close association with the Coniston centre, they decided to offer their support to a very worthy charitable effort; Norman Beech, Manager of the Priestley Centre in Coniston and his son James are rowing the Atlantic in the Woodvale Challenge Atlantic Row 2009.
The event starts from La Gomera, in the Canary Islands and finishes 3000 miles later in Antigua. You will be able to follow their progress on the race website www.woodvale-challenge.com from 6th December 2009. They will be the first father and son team ever to achieve this feat and James will become the youngest male to row the Atlantic. They are raising funds for Water Aid and their website is at www.wateraid.org and their fundraising page is www.justgiving.com/beechboysatlantic
If you are interested in participating in future Priorsfield society weekends please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.