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.)
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 valuable networking opportunities!) – we’ll be an eclectic mix of current students and alumni, so it should be a fun evening following a busy day at the Festival. More details will be posted in the future, closer to the event. (The previous Alumni Weekend was held on the 28th & 29th April 2018.)
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 will conclude with a short piece played by musicians from the Blyth Music Centre. The event has been prepared by Andrew Willson, the College Chaplain and Anne Barrett, the College Archivist & Corporate Records Manager. The event is open to all members, friends and alumni of the College. No registration is required. 9th November 2018 10:50-11:10am College Main Entrance Please gather at 10:50am by the big screen in the College Main Entrance
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. Even when the opposition were fresh, CGCU seemed able to pile on the tries. As everyone tired, the CGCU supremacy became yet more heightened. Not all the good Rugby came from CGCU, but they walked off as comfortable victors overall. RCSU came in a creditable second and were certainly the best dressed team in the splendid strip donated by the RCSA. A few warm handshakes from Club President Rees Rawlings, a few kind words from Club Captain Toby Simpson, enthusiastic applause, poses for photographs, plumes of champagne sprayed everywhere and then we progressed to the second important matter of the day. […]
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 will be competed for again this summer with support from the RCSA and CGCA. THE SPARKES CUP 2018 CGCU vs. RSMU vs. RCSU 20min games. 10 a-side. 6 nations scoring system. 3 Constituent Unions. 1 victor. To be held at Wasps FC Sports Ground, Twyford Ave, London, W3 9Q Day plan: 10:15 FREE private bus from F3K to Wasps’ rugby pitches 11:00 Team warm-ups 11:30 RSMU vs. CGCU 11:55 CGCU vs. RCSU 12:20 RCSU vs. RSMU 12:45 Final 13:10 Trophy Presentation 13:15 FREE BBQ Burger and Beer 14:00 Bus departs back to Hammersmith Broadway 14:30 Head home to shower 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 photographs, look on facebook
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 would be grateful if you could indicate which parts of the day you would like to attend by registering here. There is also a general overview of the day there too. The event is informal all the way until the AGM formal meeting itself, I believe it will bring the start of new and exciting connections from across Imperial College London. From 2:30pm in the Seminar & Learning Centre (SALC) room 2, there is a (limited) buffet working lunch. The room only can accommodate 16 but I am keeping my options open should we have a surge in registrations and […]
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 from Famous 3 Kings to Rosslyn Park 12:00 – Games get underway 12-4pm – Beers/Food served throughout 4pm – Bus heads back to the Union Check the event here.