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The BISC Celebrates 25 Years in Style

Simply put, we had an amazing weekend! Our thanks to everyone who made the trip to sunny Sussex for the BISC's 25th anniversary celebrations. We counted 180 reunion participants over the two days, making the event the largest gathering of Castle alumni ever!

Special thanks must also go to the many volunteers who helped to make the event possible, and to the event and catering staff who worked tirelessly in the heat to keep our guests hydrated and happy. Our photographers, Alex, Dan and Sara snapped away for two days straight and have taken some great photos of the event. Check out the Flickr carousel on the 25th Anniversary Highlights page to see how the weekend unfolded. For enquiries, be sure to contact Alex Read at Alex Read Photography. You can also find more of alumna Sara Greenwood's work @maplegreen on Instagram. 

For those Castle alumni that were unable to attend, we trust at least some of the images we posted of the weekend on social media using #Castle25 reached you, wherever you are in the world. We very much hope to see you next time. If you did spend the weekend with us and have a favourite photo or treasured memory of the celebration that you wish to share, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would love to hear from you!

Read more about our celebrations in the Queen's Gazette

“Our challenge now is to build on what we have so that we will have even more to celebrate by the time we mark our 50th anniversary.” Dr J. Hugh Horton, Vice Provost & Executive Director, BISC


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We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

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**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

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