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...