It is with begrudging admiration that we must congratulate CGCU Rugby on their overwhelming victory in the 2018 Sparkes Cup competition. It was a hot summery Saturday 23rd June when the teams and supporters assembled at Wasps FC Sports Ground. But the writing was immediately on the wall – CGCU had turned up with noticeably more players than had their adversaries. In an attempt to give small squads a bit of a sporting chance, the format was switched from Rugby tens (that were so successful last year), to Rugby sevens. Club Captain, Toby Simpson, took the whistle and the carnage began. […]
The pinnacle of the Imperial inter-college social rugby calendar – the Sparkes Cup 2018 – is happening on Saturady 23rd June! If you’re in the area, feel free to come along as the event is free and open to all, whether as a player or a spectator. The Sparkes Cup first brought together the RCSU, RSMU and CGCU rugby teams in 1950. Over time the rebranding of Imperial has seen these college teams fall by the wayside; RSMU play The Bottle Match once a year, and CGCU make their way to Oxford. The Sparkes Cup was restarted in 2017, and […]
We had a full house for the Eleventieth Anniversary Dinner at the House of Lords. Thank you all who celebrated the 110th year of the Royal College Science Association with us at the Cholmondeley Rooms. We hope you enjoyed the occasion with friends, both old and new, and look forward to welcoming you again to future events. A special vote of thanks to our host, the Lord Fox of Leominster, and our esteemed guests: the Honourable Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Fiona Fox OBE and Professor Tom Welton OBE, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. For more […]
Book Now for the 2018 ‘eleventieth’ anniversary dinner! Prices rise at 11pm on Friday 2 February and close completely no later than 12noon Thursday 15 February. The ‘eleventieth’ anniversary dinner (110th) will be held on Tuesday 27 February at the House of Lords. If you would like to express interest, please email the RCSA Secretariat with your details and if you would book as a group. Tickets close at 12noon Thursday 15 February or earlier if we (as likely) sell out! Details of the honoured guests and invited speakers to be announced 22 January.
For current and new members of the RCSA, and those who join the RCSA before 2 December (the date of the anniversary dinner of The ’22 Club), you will receive £10 off the cost of the ticket. Full details are on the RSVP booking page of the anniversary dinner.
I would like to invite you to come along to some or all of the first Convention of the RCS “family”. In our draft strategy being presented at the RCSA AGM, I am seeking to foster stronger connections between our natural friends, allies and champions from across the University – the faculty staff, our student clubs and organisations, the Imperial College Alumni Department, alumni generally and create or re-establish links between us all. So, as an RCSA member, if you have time to pop along at some point in the afternoon or evening, there is a good networking opportunity. I […]
The papers for the AGM and supporting documentation, including for the short post-AGM Committee meeting to appoint sub-committees and members to the Board of Management of the Charitable Trust can be read and viewed here. RCSA Rules updated September 2017 Details of the 2017 AGM: The AGM was held on 14 September at Imperial College Union, Beit Quad. In our draft strategy presented at the RCSA AGM, we sought to foster stronger connections between our natural friends, allies and champions from across the University – the faculty staff, our student clubs and organisations, the Imperial College Alumni Department, alumni generally […]
The Revival of the Sparkes Cup – Saturday 24th June 2017 at Rosslyn Park RCSU vs. CGCU vs. RSMU Free beer. Free food. Rugby. The intercollegiate rugby tournament first kicked off in 1950 and will return this week. Thanks to the RCSA and RSMA the event is completely free – beverages and a BBQ will be provided, as well as transport to and from for the first 76 people. All are welcome to play or spectate. Day Plan: 8:30 – Meet at Famous 3 Kings, North End Road to watch the Lions vs All Blacks (optional) 11:00 – Bus departs […]
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