Looking Back at the RCSU/RCSA Summer Dinner

Some three hundred guests attended a night of glamour, fine food, music and dance at the RCSU/RCSA Summer Dinner on 1st June 2024.

With arched ornate ceilings, beautiful wood-panelling and dramatic chandeliers, the Grand Hall of the Grade II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, which boasts a history dating back to 1775, was the impressive backdrop for around 200 RCS scientists and 100 G&G engineers, all dressed to the nines. They were greeted with a champagne reception followed by three sumptuous courses of impressively high-quality food, all accompanied by a fabulous array of music, performed by IC students and provided courtesy of your RCSA. Take Note, the ‘upper voices’ all-female barbershop group wowed us, as did Nth.harmonic, another fabulous a capella group. A string quartet, and several other a capella groups completed the line up. Through funding these ensembles, the RCSA are delighted to have achieved ‘double-bubble’ by simultaneously supporting most the wonderful student performance troupes and also supporting this most ambitious of high-attendance dinners. And twenty of the attendees, already in receipt of hardship support, received the RCSA’s Ellingham Award to make the ticket price more affordable.

At the award ceremony portion of the evening RCSU Half colours were presented to: Lysandre ROLLAND, Edgar SCHAEFF, Angze LI, Christopher ZHU, Unus DELUCA-PERRY and Stefan DIONIS. [...] Read more...

RCSU / RCSA Summer Dinner / Ball

Last Call: Only a week of ticket sales remaining. Come along to the joint RCSU / RCSA Summer Dinner / Ball, our flagship end of year event!. Now with CGCU’s involvement the event takes on the persona of the ‘Constituent College Summer Dinner‘.

Details: At the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden on Saturday 1st June from 6pm onwards.

Dress code: Black Tie.

Included: Three course meal and half a bottle of wine per person – Afterparty – World class entertainment from competition standard musicians – Photographer – Networking between alumni, students and faculty.

Price: £75 for Alumni, £45 for Students.

To Order: Click here to purchase tickets. But hurry, you need to buy your tickets AND fill out your preferences form (which will be emailed to you with your ticket) all before next Wednesday 29th at 10:00 am. [NOTE: DEADLINE HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD TO 10:00]

Ordering Hints:  You can create an account here…. or click on the head and shoulder avatar at top right. There are a few ‘trip hazards’ so check out our top tips here….). [...] Read more...

Summer Dinner (and the No. 9 RCSU Newsletter)

What is the latest news from the students of the RCSU? Well, a look at their Newsletter Number 9 tells you the RCSU Science Challenge is upon us, and members with school-age children should know the deadline for submissions is imminent: 5pm on 26th April 2024. If any of your kids are getting involved, we wish them the best of luck. And remember, the 2024 RCSU Science Challenge includes ‘The RCSA Question’ is judged by RCSA President, Mike Munroe.

And you’ll read about a slew of other events that you might wish to put in your diary. The ‘Pride in STEM’ event on 11th June, for example. But most excitingly GRAB YOUR TICKET ASAP for our end of year black tie dinner, held jointly by the RCSA and the RCSU,. It will be taking place on 1st June at the most fabulous De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. Alumni tickets cost £70 each and can be purchased by clicking here…. (you can create an account here…. or click on the head and shoulder avatar at top right. There are a few ‘trip hazards’ so check out our top tips here….).

Finally, there is a news about the new RCSU branded hoodies available here….. [...] Read more...

Glittering and Steamy Night in West London!

What an evening!? The dust is only just settling after the fantastic joint RCSA and RCS Motor Club (RCSMC) dinner at the London Museum of Water and Steam (LMWS) last Saturday evening 23rd March. A lively group of students, alumni, faculty and guests gathered for the RCSA 116th and the RCSMC 69th anniversary dinners for what was in all likelihood their first ever joint dinner! The venue itself was spectacular with the largest collection of steam engines in the world as well as associated historical displays forming the backdrop for an evening of fine food, fine wines and scintillating conversation followed by two very entertaining guest speakers! Some of the steam engines were operational during the event as well, adding to the atmosphere (quite literally!!)

The Dean of RCS (or Dean of FoNS if you want to be terribly modern), Professor Richard Craster was in attendance with his wife Bernadette and he provided a delightful insight into his undergrad and postgrad days studying maths at Imperial. His talk included a reference to his scientific paper on the Mathematics of Darts which had the members of the RCSA darts team in the audience frantically making notes on napkins! The Dean led a toast to the RCS and the RCSA at the end of his speech. [...] Read more...

Annual Dinner : Last few hours of ticket sales

DON’T MISS OUT! Today, Sunday 17th March is the final day of ticket sales. Do not delay a moment longer. Jump to the ordering page and reserve your tickets right away…… rcsa.org.uk/membership/2024-rcsa-rcsmc-dinner

The joint RCSA and RCS Motor Club Student and Alumni Dinner on Saturday 23rd March is getting very close. And the deadline for reservations is even closer ….. the end of Sunday 17th March. We have now released the final tranche of tickets for this once in a lifetime event! And until this last tranche have been sold, we are lifting all restrictions on the number of guests you may bring along.

You’ll recall the dinner takes place at Kew Bridge in the prestigious London Museum of Water and Steam and your ticket gains you access to the world’s largest collection of pumping engines any time that day from 4:30pm. The engines will be working in the steam hall, which you can watch whilst enjoying drinks and canapés.

That will give you plenty of time before you’ll need to tear yourself away from the exhibits at 7.00pm when the RCSU Gong will sound and dinner will be served.

Tickets can be reserved and further details are available online at rcsa.org.uk/membership/2024-rcsa-rcsmc-dinner [...] Read more...

Annual Dinner : Final Tranche of Tickets Released

The joint RCSA and RCS Motor Club Student and Alumni Dinner on Saturday 23rd March is getting very close. And the deadline for reservations is even closer ….. the end of Sunday 17th March. We have now released the final tranche of tickets for this once in a lifetime event! And until this last tranche have been sold, we are lifting all restrictions on the number of guests you may bring along.

You’ll recall the dinner takes place at Kew Bridge in the prestigious London Museum of Water and Steam and your ticket gains you access to the world’s largest collection of pumping engines any time that day from 4:30pm. The engines will be working in the steam hall, which you can watch whilst enjoying drinks and canapés.

That will give you plenty of time before you’ll need to tear yourself away from the exhibits at 7.00pm when the RCSU Gong will sound and dinner will be served.

Tickets can be reserved and further details are available online at rcsa.org.uk/membership/2024-rcsa-rcsmc-dinner

Should you want to reserve extra tickets for guests, then you will find this link useful https://rcsa.org.uk/membership/2024-rcsa-rcsmc-dinner/plus-one-dining-preferences/

We are looking forward to welcoming you to a wonderful evening where we’ll enjoy a sumptuous meal, drinks and bar against this most spectacular of backdrops. [...] Read more...

Joint RCSA/RCSMC Student and Alumni Dinner

The RCSA and the RCS Motor Club are delighted to announce a once in a lifetime event! We have secured the prestigious London Museum of Water and Steam for a joint RCSA/RCSMC Student and Alumni Dinner event for the evening of Saturday 23rd March.

Tickets can be reserved and further details are available online at rcsa.org.uk/membership/2024-rcsa-rcsmc-dinner

The museum holds the world’s largest collection of pumping engines dating back to 1820 and is a must for petrol heads, steam heads and anyone interested in London’s amazing history! It will make a spectacular backdrop for a wonderful evening spent with fellow students and alumni with a sumptuous meal, drinks and bar. [...] Read more...

Some Photos from the Eleventieth Anniversary Dinner at the House of Lords

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 [...] Read more...

Book now for the Eleventieth Anniversary dinner at House of Lords

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. [...] Read more...