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.
Port Talk by Tom Bree: The Cosmos in Stone - Cosmological Symbolism in the Design of Wells Cathedral - 2nd May, 20:00 - 21:00, London House, Churchill Room.
Tom Bree is a tutor at The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts. This illustrated talk will look at the underlying geometric design of the ground plan of Wells Cathedral and the way in which it embodies a Jerusalem-centred cosmological symbolism that is still used today in the symbolic layout of a Freemason lodge room.
Business Faculty Lecture by Eitan Jankelewitz - 2nd May, 19:00 - 20:30, London House, Large Common Room.
Eitan Jankelewitz is an intellectual property lawyer specialising in digital media and interactive entertainment, with a particular focus on blockchain. He advises on Bitcoin exchanges, bitcoin miners and businesses accepting payment in Bitcoin. Eitan will discuss the cryptocurrency and blockchain landscape, now over a year since the Bitcoin bubble burst. Please join us for drinks beforehand at 19:00 in the Vestibule. The lecture will start at 19:30.The lecture is prefaced with a drinks reception hosted by the Dean at 18:30 in the Great Hall.
Port Talk by James Partridge OBE: Living in a Face-Perfect World - 8th May, 20:00 - 21:30, London House, Churchill Room.
James Partridge OBE is the founder of Changing Faces, the leading charity for the 1.3 million people in the UK living with a visible difference. When he was 18, James was involved in a car accident, sustaining 40% burns which permanently altered his appearance and his life. James wrote and published his book, Changing Faces: The Challenge of Facial Disfigurement in 1990. Following its success, he established Changing Faces in 1992. His talk will discuss the challenges presented by a society which is obsessed with physical perfection.
Port Talk by Kamal Alam: Why we were all wrong about Assad - 9th May, 20:00 - 21:30, London House, Churchill Room
Kamal Alam is an adviser on Syrian affairs to former Chief of Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces Gen. The Lord David Richards of Herstmonceux. He is also a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and teaches Syrian military history at several army colleges. Join us for what will no doubt be a fascinating talk.
Port Talk by Dr Agnieszka Kubal: Human Rights and Migration in Russia: Who are the Humans Behind the Legal Cases? 13th May, 20:00 - 21:30, London House, Churchill Room.
Dr Agnieszka Kubal is a Lecturer at UCL, a distinguished socio-legal scholar and an expert in Russian refugee and migration law. Her talk will be based on first-hand data presented in her recent book Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia. Socio-Legal Perspectives.
TEDxGoodenoughCollege 2019 - 1st June, 14:00 - 20:00, Goodenough College.
TEDx is once again taking place at the College. This year’s theme is “eQuality.” eQuality is at the forefront of today’s thinking, but what does it really mean? Technological advances bring the possibility of true equality ever closer, yet increasing numbers are left behind. At the same time, the quality of our relationships, spiritual life, and social discussion is at risk. We here aim to bring out the positives of eQuality together!
Alumni receive a 30% discount on tickets for this event. To purchase your ticket, please click here.
Annual Alumni Reception 2019 – 28th June, 18:30 - 20:30, William Goodenough House.
We are delighted to once again hold the Annual Alumni Reception at the College in 2019. One of the highlights of the annual Alumni social calendar, the event is always eagerly anticipated with many returning to visit the College and catch up with others from the Alumni community over drinks and canapés. We encourage you to save the date. Invitations will be circulated soon. We very much hope that you can join us!