As you will remember from your time as a Member there is always a wealth of activity going on at the College.
Below you can find listed some of the upcoming events that are also open to Alumni, giving you the perfect reason to come and spend an evening at the College. Don’t forget that you also benefit from an exclusive discount on catering in the Great Hall and Freddie’s so why not enjoy a meal at the College before going along to an event? You can find full details of how to access your discounts and other benefits here.
Champagne Gala - 2nd March, 20:00, William Goodenough House, Large Common Room.
Join the Wine Society for Goodenough's annual, highly anticipated Champagne Gala. This year's theme is glitter and gold, so come dressed in your best and enjoy the jazz, dancing and free-flowing champagne at the tasting event of the year. The dress code is black tie. Tickets are priced at £22, £8 for non-alcoholic and are available through Eventbrite:
Special Lecture by Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse FRS - Science as Revolution - 6th March, 18:30 to 20:30, London House, Great Hall.
Nobel prizewinner Sir Paul Nurse FRS gives a special lecture to the College. Sir Paul is currently the Director of the world-renowned Francis Crick Institute in London. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Leland Hartwell and Tim Hunt for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division (duplication) of cells in the cell cycle. This lecture should not be missed.
The lecture is prefaced with a drinks reception hosted by the Dean at 18:30 in the Great Hall.
Latin American Cultural Party 2019 - 9th March, 18:30 - 23:00, London House, Great Hall.
The party of the year is here! Get ready for hours of the best music, atmosphere and lots of fun at the Latin American Party 2019. Tickets are priced at £10 and include two drinks and a surprise. A pre-party salsa lesson is taking place at 18.30. Demand for tickets is likely to be high, so we recommend purchasing your tickets ASAP. They are available through Eventbrite:
Port Talk by Henrietta Hill QC: Mind the (Gender Pay) Gap - What more can be done to promote equality for women in the workplace? 12th March, 20:00, London House, Churchill Room.
Henrietta Hill QC is a leading equality, discrimination and human rights lawyer, who specialises in inquests and public inquiries, claims against the police, related public law cases and discrimination law. She regularly writes and lectures in her specialist areas.
Ms Hill has a wide international experience including work with the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and teaching/research in Colombia, Montenegro and Hong Kong. She is a former recipient of the Liberty/JUSTICE Peter Duffy Award (previously the Young Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award). Please join us for what will no doubt be a fascinating talk.
Law Faculty Lecture by Professor Conor Gearty: Can Human Rights Survive? 13th March, 19:30 - 20:30, London House, Large Common Room.
Professor Conor Gearty is Professor of human rights law in the LSE's Law Department. He was Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights from 2002-2009 and has published widely on terrorism, civil liberties and human rights. He is also a barrister and was a founder member of Matrix chambers from where he continues to practise.
Professor Gearty has been a frequent adviser to judges, practitioners and public authorities on the implications of the UK Human Rights Act, and has frequently lectured at home and abroad on the topic of human rights. He has appeared in human rights cases in the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.
A drinks reception is taking place before the lecture at 19:00, which all are welcome to join.
Political & Social Sciences Faculty Lecture by Matt Anderson - 18th March, 19:30 - 20:30, London House, Large Common Room. The title of the lecture is to be confirmed.
Mr Anderson is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and currently serves as Australia's Deputy High Commissioner to the UK. Mr Anderson has previously served as Ambassador to Afghanistan (2015-16), High Commissioner to Solomon Islands (2011-13) and High Commissioner to Samoa (2007-2011). He has also been posted to Papua New Guinea and South Africa.
Mr Anderson was Chief Negotiator of the Australian-led Peace Monitoring Group on Bougainville and undertook a Short Term Mission to Cambodia. He was awarded the Public Service Medal for his role leading the humanitarian and consular response to the 2009 Pacific tsunami.
Please join us beforehand for a drinks reception, which starts at 19:00.