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 2013 Book Fair will start on Saturday 10 August and will run all week, closing after lunch on Saturday 17 August. There will be plenty of great books on offer!

Membership is open to all.

You can send e-mail to the Friends at