Robyn Humphreyes-Reid - 1985
|The Great Court race|
UQ staff member, Robyn Humphreyes-Reid, recalls the Great Court Race - now an annual UQ tradition, but what started out as part of the University's 75th anniversary celebrations.
"In 1985, we celebrated UQ’s 75th anniversary. An event that captured the attention of staff and students alike was the inaugural Great Court Race– our very own 'Chariots of Fire’!
On race day, hundreds of staff and students lined the Great Court cloister. We watched as the runners were set and the starting gun was fired. It was exciting – even, it seemed, for the visiting HRH the Duchess of Kent. She clambered (elegantly!) up on to a chair to see the runners.
It was a memorable moment in our institution’s history and I was glad to be there."