2006 Events

California Gubernatorial Election Debate Screening - 11 Oct 2006

debate logoSchwarzenegger vs. Angelides: Telecast of California Broadcasters Association’s debate

Wednesday 11 October
17 Bedford Square , London WC1 (nearest tube Tottenham Court Road)

Wine Tasting at the Imagination Gallery Thursday, 6 September

alumni groupBenefit for the Allan Buch Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsored by Napa Valley Vintners

Participating vintners:

Beaucanon Estate Monticello Vineyards
Beringer Vineyards Pahlmeyer  
BOND  Paraduxx
Bravante Vineyards   Peju
Cain Vineyard & Winery   Raymond Vineyard & Cellar
Clos Du Val Wine Co., Ltd.  Robert Mondavi Winery
Darioush    Saintsbury
Dolce    Schramsberg Vineyards
Duckhorn Vineyards Trefethen Vineyards
Far Niente Trinchero Winery         
Hess Collection Winery Jocelyn Wines      
alumni group


The Future of Medical Research - 2 Aug 2006

seminar roomUC alumnus and Chief Executive of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), Colin Blakemore, will speak on the global future of medical research. All proceeds for the Allan Buch Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Wine Sponsors: Saintsbury Vineyards

Pub Night - Rugby Tavern, Clerkenwell -24 Jul 2006

Join us for a summer drink at the Rugby Tavern, Clerkenwell. Nearest tube: equidistant from Russell Square and Chancery Lane.
Our pub nights are free, informal events that attract UC alumni of all ages and from all walks of life. We provide nibbles but you pay for your own drinks. Friends and partners welcome. This event is organized by the UC systemwide alumni group in London who represent 3,500 UC

MBA Study in the U.S. Seminar - 24 Jul 2006

Seminar on MBA Study in the U.S. at the Fulbright Commission at 62 Doughty Street, London WC1.

Wimbledon Evening, Thursday 29 June 2006

Join us for an all UC visit to Wimbledon, a fun evening at the famous All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. Join us at the Pergola café near Gate # 5 between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

California goes to Royal Ascot - 24 Jun 2006

ascot racesJoin other UC alumni and friends for a day at the races -- British style. Silver Ring tickets for the Golden Jubilee Stakes, the second UK leg of the Global Sprint Challenge is run on this, the fifth and final day of the Royal Ascot Meeting in Berkshire. California House will purchase a block of tickets for those UC friends who have submitted payment and will meet at a set location the day of the race.

The Tour de France ~ A Cultural History - 18 Jun 2006

tour de france book coverDon't just watch the Tour de France on television this July! Join other UC alumni and friends for a reception with UC Press author Christopher S. Thompson, who will speak on his recent book, "A Cultural History of the Tour de France." For the first time in history, a leg of the Tour De France will be held in London in 2007, so catch up on your knowledge of the greatest cycling race of all time! Christopher S. Thompson is an Associate Professor of History at Ball State University.

EU Perspectives on U.S. Politics - Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bruce CainJoin UC alumni and friends for an evening of wine, appetizers and illuminating discussion at California House. Bruce Cain, Robson Professor of Political Science and Director of the UC Washington, D.C. Center, will host a forum with some of the EU's most prominent political scientists, discussing US politics and America's relations with the EU. Participants include:

  • Sergio Fabbrini, Prof. of Political Science, School of International Studies, University of Trento
  • Simon Hix, Prof. of European & Comparative Politics, London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Gillian Peele, Fellow & Tutor in Politics, Dept. of Politics & International Studies, Oxford University

An evening of Napa Valley wines at UC's new California House - 17 May 2006

California HousePlease join UC alumni and friends at California House's new location in Bloomsbury for a special open house reception with wines provided by the Napa Valley Vintners. Wine will be served in our conference room overlooking Bedford Square, with refreshments and live music on the outdoor patio. Alumni volunteers are needed to serve as wine pourers for the event. We are also soliciting product/service donations for a silent auction, proceeds to support the Allan Buch Memorial Scholarship Fund.

"Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition" - 8 May 2006

Professor Nezar AlSayyad, Professor of Architecture, City and Regional Planning and Chair of UC Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, will give a provocative talk on the prospects of preservation and the meaning of the built environment in the age of globalization. Professor AlSayyad is professionally active as both an architect and planner in the US and Egypt. His current research activity is in the areas of traditional environments, housing in the Arab world, computer simulation of medieval cities, architecture of tourism, hybrid places, urban informality, and the new global urban history. Professor AlSayyad is also Director of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments.

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