Association of Open University Graduates


Chichester Market Cross

Welcome to AOUG in the London and the South East (01)

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I am writing to introduce myself as your Executive Representative for London and the South East (01).

My name is Rosemary Hammick and I have lived in South Croydon for many years in a house with a large garden which is an "area of natural regeneration"  in other words, a jungle. My family live in Christchurch, New Zealand (daughter, son in law and two grandsons). In a previous life I enjoyed a varied and interesting career as a secretary. My many interests include: Voluntary work for the Imperial War Museum, Membership of the Friends of the City Churches ("watching" in some of the beautiful Wren churches in the City of London so they can stay open during the day) Membership of the Natural History Museum, attending Members' events and outings Visiting museums and art galleries Member of local walking group: swimming: yoga: pilates.

We have over 400 graduates in Greater London alone. We meet for lunch in London every 2-3 months and are at present planning visits to places of interest as well as "handshake" events with other regions. I would particularly welcome information about venues in your local neighbourhood which might interest members from other parts of London. Please feel free to contact me at any time with your ideas; I would be delighted to meet anyone for coffee and a chat and to get to know as many members as possible.

If you're on holiday in the Region, you’ll be welcome at any of our events – see the Diary Dates page for further details.

There are two Local Contacts outside London – Marie Linwood in Eastbourne and Paul Emerson in Hastings. We hope to see you at one of our events soon.

Could you organise three events a year in your area? Perhaps meeting up for coffee or a meal? Visiting a local historic building or town or attending a local theatre?  Please read Marie's report and think about becoming a Local Contact. If you would like to discuss the idea before committing yourself, please phone or email Rosemary.


Executive Representative – Rosemary Hammick 020 8688 6629 / 07908 371529
London Lunches - Margaret Brett – 020 7387 4975
Eastbourne Group – Marie Linwood 01323 722144 (if no reply, please leave a message).
Hastings Group – Paul Emerson 07789 564102