During lunch, Roddy Meagher addressed his philosophy of collecting - it is indeed the essence of eclecticism.
Eric Fisher, who grew up and later practised in West Wyalong close to Temora, Roddy’s home town, thanked him on our behalf. The generous terms of the bequest will benefit not only students and academics but will be made freely accessible to visitors to the University.
As the buzz grew, we were escorted upstairs to tour the Wilson Museum of Anatomy, where we mingled with members of the year of 1964 who were holding their reunion on the same evening in the Great Hall.
However the event wasn't only a reunion but also the long-awaited launch of our 1998 senior yearbook, so after our group photo and a toast to the University, the yearbook's eventual but reluctant editors Tim Shortus, Phil Rome and Paul Nicolarakis proceeded to hand out the long awaited tome to their gracious peers.
Proceeds from the evening will be directed to supporting indigenous medical students enrolled at Sydney Medical School and a Facebook group (Usyd Class of '99) has been established to share photos taken on the night, stay in touch and also make the next reunion just that little bit easier to organise.
On 25 September 2009, graduates of 1948 SU Med came to the University for the anniversary.
Few felt the urge to leave by the official conclusion of the evening with a merry band making their way to the Ancient Briton in Glebe to continue catching up through to closing time.