The saga of Imperial’s inter-college social rugby competition continues, with the RCS, C&G and RSM once more preparing to go head to head for the Sparkes Cup’s 2019 match! The proposed date and location is Saturday the 22nd June at Grasshoppers RFC in Osterley. Further details are to follow, so stay tuned! (You can read about last year’s Sparkes Cup here.)
The RCSA has now scheduled its summer committee meetings for the evenings of Thursday 13th June 2019 and Thursday 18th of July 2019, to take place at Imperial College. The meeting on the 13th June is to give updates on recent activites and engagement events, and to discuss the association’s future direction. The meeting on the 18th July is to review papers and matters relating to the next AGM (planned for late September 2019). More details will be posted in the future, as will the plans for the AGM. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not […]
Imperial has announced that their annual alumni weekend is scheduled for the 29th and 30th of June this year – further details can be found here. This year Imperial is planning on holding the event alongside a special version of the Imperial Festival – the Great Exhibition Road Festival. The RCSA is often able to co-host a bar night for the alumni weekend – so make sure to come along to the Union Bar in the evening afterwards! Whether you’re an alumnus or a student celebrating the end of your exams, come mingle with Imperialites of ages gone by (some […]
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 […]
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 […]