Old Joe magazine

View the latest edition of Old Joe, the official magazine for Birmingham's alumni and friends.

Old Joe Email Signature V3Behind the lens: a career capturing wildlife

In the latest edition, alumnus Martyn Colbeck (BSc Biological Science, 1979) reveals some of his close encounters with wildlife when filming Planet Earth. Watch the videos for an insight into his 30-year filming wildlife.

Martyn is just one of several interesting alumni included in Old Joe. Meet equality champion Marilyn Comrie, Maiwand Rahyab, who is helping shape Afghanistan's future, and the extraordinary entrepreneur, Amrit Chandan.

Email-story-pic-Nobel-Prize-v2How to win a Nobel Prize

All you need is a broom to explain a ground-breaking scientific discovery...

Email-story-pic-miscarriageMiscarriage research gives couples hope

Hear Sue and Antony's story about life after miscarriage and meet the team of researchers determined to help families like them have babies.

Also in this edition, explore medical teaching for the 21st century, discover how your donations are helping students, and see if you can work out when our famous red-brick clock tower became old.

We hope you enjoy the videos, photo galleries and competitions, and the opportunity to chat with fellow readers in the comments section of each article.

The Alumni Communications team would love to know what you think about Old Joe and receive your news. You can let them know by emailing them or tweeting @birminghamalum

PS For a chance to win Planet Earth and Planet Earth 2 on Blu-ray, share this edition with your friends on social media and help send Old Joe across the globe! Share or retweet the pinned post on Facebook or Twitter and email your postal address to alumnicommunications@contacts.bham.ac.uk, and we’ll send you a clock tower fridge magnet in return. The prize draw will take place after the closing date on 31 May. Terms and conditions apply.

Old Joe goes digital

The launch in 2016 of a fully digital edition of Old Joe puts the University at the forefront of alumni communications, offering a greater variety of content and interaction with readers with exclusive videos, photo galleries and competitions. We also continue to produce a print edition once a year, supported by exclusive digital content.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the magazine, along with any suggestions for either web or print content that you'd like to see in future issues.

Please get in touch with us – and don't forget to update your personal details so we can ensure that you continue to receive relevant communications from us.

PDF editions

You can download PDF versions of previous print editions of Old Joe below.

Old Joe Autumn 2016 (8MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2015 (12MB)
Old Joe Spring 2015 (7MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2014 (7MB)
Old Joe Spring 2014 (6MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2013 (5MB)