The tradition begins
50 years ago Lynnie Porter née Beer (Chemistry, 1975), Dave Porter (Physics, 1974), Trish Parker née Stuart (Social Sciences, 1974) and Len Steed (Law, 1975) celebrated the end of their second-year exams with a picnic.
Along with eight other university friends they drove out to Sherwood Forest and spent the afternoon eating, drinking and singing the Robin Hood theme tune at bemused passersby.
Every year since, the tradition has continued and built - even through a Covid-19 lockdown - with celebrations being held everywhere from Wollaton to Colwick, criss-crossing the county. The gatherings attract attendees locations as far flung as Canada and Australia, allowing them to reconnect with friends they had temporarily misplaced.