Welcoming YOU back CONNECT 2013 – Saturday 8th June Don’t miss your chance to reconnect with old friends and discover what’s new at QMU! Whether you graduated five years ago or 50 years ago, this event has something for everyone including fun, tutor-led wine tastings, and a chef demonstration by Neil Forbes of Café St. Honoré. Connect 2013 is a great way to renew old friendships, meet new friends and find out about some of the amazing developments taking place at the University. You’ll also have the opportunity to check out our fabulous purpose-built Musselburgh campus if you haven't already visited. Graduates and former staff of QMU and its predecessor institutions are all welcome to what promises to be a great day out. Visitors will gain an insight to the innovative and highly-relevant research being carried out at the University in a series of short, interactive presentations. 24 After brunch, the afternoon will provide a relaxed atmosphere in which to catch up with friends and participate in some interesting food and drink sessions. These will include a chef demonstration by Neil Forbes, Scottish Chef of the Year in the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2011, who will give visitors top tips on how to make the best of local produce. Richard Bouglet, director of leading wine merchants, L’Art du Vin, will present two wine tasting sessions: “Do you know your classics ?” (including a fun wine quiz) and “Wines of the season” – offering an expert insight to which wines QMYOU / Alumni & Development News best complement seasonal foods. Both wine tastings will include cheese tastings with artisan cheese-maker and QMU graduate Jane Stewart of St. Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company. Numbers for the wine tastings are limited to 30 people per session, so get your group’s booking in now ! Why not make a weekend of it, and stay in the halls of residence on campus and take advantage of events going on in Edinburgh? And remember, the new campus is only six minutes by train from Waverley station.