Friends of the University of Newcastle

Welcome to the Friends of the University of Newcastle blog.

The Friends was founded in 1981 to provide a means of contact between members of the public, who may not have any other direct link with the University, and the University.

In every odd-numbered year, the Friends conducts a Book Fair which raises money for spending on projects of benefit to the University. The 2015 Book Fair will start on Saturday 8 August and will run all week, closing after lunch on Saturday 15 August. There will be plenty of great books on offer!

Membership is open to all.

You can send e-mail to the Friends at