Alumni diary

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 spend some time with us in person or virtually.

There are plenty of interesting and fun events coming up to which Alumni are most welcome to attend. If you live in or near London or are planning a visit to the Capital over the coming months please check out Goodenough Global or this Alumni diary page for the latest information on what’s on.

We are also delighted to announce a week-long celebration of our amazing Alumni community taking place next Summer 2024 including a second trip to the Burn (30 June – 3 July) and the Annual Summer Party on 5 July.  More details to follow on these and other events taking place.

Coming up in February – March are:

February-March, London House

The Resolution Revolution
Jonathan Dingle FRSA and Andrea Barnes
Thursday 8 February, 8pm
Wellington’s truth is one that has defined Jonathan Dingle’s life in conflict resolution. Jonathan became a leading barrister following a distinguished career with the Royal Navy. He is a Founder of the Civil Mediation Council, Clerksroom and the Society of Mediators and his brand of creating effective conversations through mediation and conciliation has changed hearts, minds, and futures – and influenced the course of justice around the Commonwealth.
Jonathan will be joined by Andrea Barnes, an internationally accredited mediator with over 16 years’ experience.
You can find out more and register to attend here

Can We Improve Our Debates on Thorny Legacies?
Hans Gutbrod
Thursday 14 March, 8pm
Questions of how to remember are everywhere – in societies, across continents, in institutions, and at universities. These questions are likely to also resonate with Members and Alumni of the College, with their diverse backgrounds, but sometimes these questions can be divisive.
In this talk Alumnus Hans Gutbrod, Professor at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, will argue that an ‘Ethics of Political Commemoration’ can help, at least, to order many of the debates on remembrance and can also contribute practical guidance, for citizens, scholars and decision makers.
You can find out more and register to attend here

23 May and 20 June

Enjoy dinning by candlelight in the Great Hall with friends and current Members of the College. You can bring up to three guests along, so friends and family can share the experience with you. Tickets cost just £37 (including VAT and a small external processing fee) per person and includes two courses and coffee. A bar service will be available throughout the evening with drinks charged at College prices.

Thursday 23 May, 6:15 pm – register to attend here

Thursday 20 June, 6:15 pm – register to attend here


Also coming up in June and July…

A special 3-night trip to The Burn in Scotland
30 June – 3 July

Once again we are offering a fabulous 3-night trip at our Scottish retreat, exclusively for Goodenough Alumni and their family and friends.

The Burn is a historic mansion house owned by the College and set in acres of rolling countryside in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.  If you didn’t visit there when you were at the College, now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a 3-night stay.  The trip includes accommodation, delicious food (full board) daily excursions and a Scottish-themed evening, complete with ceilidh band!  There will also be a guest Fellow of the College joining us. Offering a unique blend of home comforts and an idyllic location, The Burn is a magical place to recharge and enjoy Scottish hospitality in the company of your fellow Alumni. The complete Alumni Burn Experience costs £470 pp and numbers are limited. C

Click here for full details and to book your place.


Summer Party 2024
Friday 5 July, 6.30pm

Save the date! Our annual drinks party is coming up in July
Register your interest here


For more details on these events and to book tickets visit Goodenough Global


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Missed an event?

Did you miss some of our online Alumni talks?  You can still watch Christian Busch discuss Serendipity with Director Alice Walpole; John Snelson explore Opera, Crowds and the College; and Jennifer Faust and current Member Margaret Sui talk about business, community and leading a purpose driven life. Exclusively available on Goodenough Global.

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