World & UK Maps – Alumni Magazine – YOU CAN HELP!

The wheels of the first ever Butler Alumni magazine, ‘Comme Je Trouve‘ are well and truly in motion (thanks to Tom Hillman for the name suggestion).  Daisy Wyatt and I have been working together to draw up a plan of the contents of the magazine, taking in all of the suggestions from various alumni.  I won’t reveal the whole plan as I don’t want to ruin the surprise when it arrives through your letterbox.  However, there are a couple of things for which WE NEED YOU, the College’s alumni, to help out with.

MAPS OF BUTLER ALUMNI

Example of what the world map of Butler alumni might look like

We are producing two maps (one of the UK, one of the world) to show where some of our alumni are now living and working.  Around these maps, we will have short profiles written by you, Butler alumni, about what you are doing now and what it is like to live as a graduate in the place where you now live.  The profiles should be just around 50-80 words, with a thumbnail photo.

We have alumni all over the UK and the world, and it would be fantastic to have this truly represented on the map.  The international nature of our alumni community is evident in the fact that this blog has been read by people in the UK, USA, Germany, Spain, Japan, Norway, Belgium, France, Jersey, Australia, New Zealand, India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Latvia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Italy.

I have drawn up examples of what the maps might look like, with some examples of the sort of thing that you might want to write in your profile.  Click on the images below to see larger versions which are easier to read.  To contribute a profile, please email it to andrew.hodgetts@durham.ac.uk before Friday 1st June (although the sooner the better!).

Example of what the UK map of Butler alumni might look like

If you would like to contribute something more, just get in touch and we’ll figure something out.

PHOTOS FROM OVER THE YEARS

If you have any photographs which could go in the magazine, particularly from the earliest years of the College, we’d love to see them.  We are particularly lacking in photos from 2006 to 2009.

Thanks to those alumni who have already agreed to write articles for the magazine.  It is shaping up to be very exciting and full of variety.  All that we need now is for lots of Butler alumni to contribute to the maps!

BUTLER DAY & MEET THE ANGELS

Finally, it’s not too late to sign up to ‘Meet the Angels‘ on Saturday 2nd June.  The following day is Butler Day.  The full line-up has now been released, with 24 acts across 2 stages, along with lots of other entertainment.  The acts are a mixture of local bands, Butler musicians, and tribute acts, with the day being headlined by the Really Hot Chilli Peppers.  It will be a great way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend.

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About butleralumni

The Butler Alumni blog is aimed at all alumni of Josephine Butler College, Durham University. We aim to keep you in the loop with interesting interviews with alumni and current Butler students, reviews of Butler events and updates on what is going on in both the College and alumni communities. The blog is edited and managed by the Alumni Relations Assistant, Sally Crawford, but she is always looking for ideas or volunteer writers to help make the posts more interesting and interactive! If you're interested in contributing to the blog, Sally would be thrilled to hear from you at jbalumni.association@durham.ac.uk.
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