Sparkes 2022: Down to the Wire

Sparkes 2022 contestants

After a 3-year pandemic-enforced absence, we were delighted to once again compete for the Sparkes Cup, and better still, it was possible to hold the competition at Harlington. It took until the last kick of the tournament to settle this year’s closely contested competition. There was early disappointment as the RSM captain, out of action through injury, reluctantly conceded that our smallest constituent college would not be able to assemble a competitive team this year. But there were spectators to entertain and a very enthusiastic referee to keep busy, so the RCS and C&G captains agreed to retain the traditional […] Read More

The Sparkes Cup 2022

Saturday 18th June at Harlington! Imperial’s inter-college rugby competition continues after a covid-induced hiatus. Once again the RCS, C&G and RSM teams are preparing to go head-to-head in the Sparkes Cup’s 2022 match! The location will please many of you: we are returning to our traditional home of Harlington. Once again the RCSA, the CGCA and the RSMA are sponsoring this events making barbeque food, drink and even a certain number of coach spaces between the Union and Harlington available……..all free of charge. The date is now only a few days away. Keep it free and we look forward to seeing […] Read More

RIP Brendan Clements

Members of the RCSA will be deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of Brendan Clements. Brendan will be familiar to many as the much-loved manager of the Union Bar from January 1969 to December 1979. Brendan had been in good health, but collapsed on the 17th March, on Saint Patrick’s night, after suffering a cardiac arrest, brought about by a blood clot on the brain. He never recovered. The medics did all they could but it was a great shock to us all when they pronounced him dead on the 19th. Colin Fletcher composed a short […] Read More

New Dean Appointed

As we say our final farewells to Tom Welton, outgoing Dean of FoNS (or Dean of the RCS as we like to call him), we welcome the new incumbent, Professor Richard Craster, who will take up the role from 1 January 2020. Professor Craster will be familiar to many, particularly perhaps the mathematicians amongst us, as he completed his BSc and his PhD in the Maths Department and was head of the department from 2011 to 2017. Professor Craster said: “It’s an honour to take up the role of Dean in the faculty where I have conducted my entire academic career. I […] Read More

An Act of Remembrance – Monday 11th November 2019 at Imperial College

A two minute silence to remember those killed in the First and Second World Wars, and in contemporary conflicts. This short act of remembrance and personal reflection will be held, dedicated to members of the College killed during the two world wars. The event will begin with a short introduction at 10.55 including information from the College Archives. At 11am there will be a two minute silence. A British Legion wreath will be laid in honour of those mentioned by name on the College memorials. Flowers will also be laid to remember those killed in more recent conflicts. The event […] Read More

RCSA Young Professionals Bar Night – Thursday 24th October

Fellow science graduates and current students, We are proud to invite you to the second RCSA Young Professionals Bar Night! Come catch up with your recently graduated alumni over free drinks in a relaxed environment. We will also be joined by undergraduates interested in joining the RCSA Young Professionals and learning more from their alumni. Claim your free drink by registering!For undergrads, please register using: graduates, please register using: Where: Imperial College Union Bar (the bar beside FiveSixEight)When: Thursday 24 Oct, 18.30Facebook link: What to expect? The focus on the night is two-fold: 1) To allow graduates […] Read More

AGM Papers – Thursday 26th September 2019

The RCSA would like to invite you to its annual general meeting, which will be held on Thursday 26th of September in Meeting Room 3, Imperial College Union, South Kensington, with arrival from 19:00 and business commencing at 19:30. Come along to learn how the association plans to adapt itself to the 21st century, have a chat with some of the current members and – depending on how long the meeting lasts – have a few social drinks and possibly dinner afterwards. Papers for the meeting are available here: RCSA 2019 AGM Agenda 2019 Deputy President’s Report 2019 Treasurer’s Report […] Read More

Sparkes Cup Gets Better and Better

MATCH REPORT: On the 22nd of June 2019, a group of approximately seventy students and alumni of Imperial College London descended upon Grasshoppers RFC for the third annual Sparkes Cup since its revival in 2017. A competition steeped in history between the three constituent colleges of Imperial: the City & Guilds College, the Royal School of Mines and last but not least the Royal College of Science. The day started in West Kensington, when a group of students, players and spectators boarded a bus towards our hosts for the day, Grasshoppers RFC. Arriving at the venue for 12.30pm, the players […] Read More

RCSA Young Professionals Summer Event

19th June, The Union Bar: This free event is a perfect opportunity to welcome in the summer, meet recent alumni and gain an introduction to the RCSA Young Professionals community. Come along for drinks, food and the opportunity to meet interesting alumni who have recently transitioned from Imperial into the professional world. We look forward to seeing you all! To attend, please register on this form to tell us a little more about you! If you can’t make it to the event, registering will still let you be part of the mailing list. A link to the form can be […] Read More