Keith and Teresa
One of our favourite alumni stories comes from Keith and Teresa Rogers, who met here in 1967. They certainly got more than a qualification at Leeds Trinity - not only did they meet here, they also got married in the chapel and in 2012 celebrated their Ruby Wedding anniversary on campus.
We were delighted to welcome them both back to campus again in June 2015 when they kindly took part in an oral history project led by History students that will be showcased as part of the 50th celebrations in 2016. During their visit Teresa very proudly remembered the time in 1968 when she met The Duke of Edinburgh during his campus visit. A picture of Teresa and The Duke of Edinburgh featured in the Celebrating 40 Years of Teaching at Leeds Trinity book.
Keith fondly recalls his time with us despite an early setback:
"Within days of arriving at Trinity and All Saints College (TASC, as it was known then) in September 1967, I was whisked straight to sick bay with a stomach complaint, where I remained for a couple of weeks. By the time I was released everyone had found their way around and begun attending lectures, seminars and tutorials. I was completely lost until I met another English student, Teresa Seager, who took me under her wing and escorted me to my first seminar. Little did we know that this was to be the start of a lifelong relationship!
When Teresa and I decided to marry, in May 1972, there was only one venue for us – the Chapel on campus.
In 2012 we celebrated our Ruby Wedding anniversary and again decided that Leeds Trinity was the only place to hold a celebratory Mass and party. Leeds Trinity University Chaplain, Fr. Paul Grogan, who had been a pupil in Teresa's first school and attended our wedding with his father in 1972, agreed to say the Mass and many of our TASC friends returned for the occasion; for many this was their first visit since leaving in the early 70s."
We look forward to welcoming Keith and Teresa back again in 2016 when we will celebrate our fiftieth anniversary.