2007 Events

Previous years: 2006

UCLA-USC Game, London Screening – Saturday 1 December 2007

Dig your University sweatshirt out of the closet (or laundry hamper as the case may be) and show some UC spirit. The All-UC Alumni events committee has organised a game viewing party for the UCLA v USC Big Game on Saturday the 1st  December. Kick off is 8.30 but get there by 8.00 to get a good seat.  The venue will be The Traffic Bar in Vernon Place, W1 (nearest tube Holborn). To ensure that the game atmosphere is sufficiently infused with the traditional school rivalry, the event is being hosted jointly by UC and USC Alumni. This gets you food, one free drink and the game! Cost to students is £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door. This event has been organised with all you NCAA sports fans in mind, so dust off your Blue and Gold and come down to cheer the Bruins on against the Trojans!

Art Auction – Friday 7 December 2007

Sam Sperling (UCLA) has organised a holiday art auction in conjunction with other American University Alumni Groups in London More Info.

Solutions to Global Warming, a dialogue with Nobel laureate Dr Steve Chu - The Dorchester Hotel - 13 November 2007

You are cordially invited to an evening reception and dialogue with Nobel laureate Dr Steve Chu 1997 Nobel laureate in Physics, UC Berkeley Professor of Physics and of Molecular and Cell Biology, Director Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Director Energy Biosciences Institute. The reception will take place at the Dorchester Hotel on 13 November 2007. 

Wine Tasting & Private View for the Allan Buch Memorial Fund - October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, WC1 - Tuesday 23 October 2007 6.30-8.30pm

wine tasting groupJoin UC Alumni and Friends for a Wine Tasting in support of the Allan Buch Memorial Fund for students on the Education Abroad Program. The Duckhorn Wine Company, The Wine Treasury Ltd., and Planet of the Grapes will be offering a private tasting of a portfolio of wines from the Duckhorn vineyards. Art connoisseurs will enjoy new work by three leading artists of Ojibwe or ”Chippewa” ancestry: Frank Big Bear, Andrea Carlson and Star Wallowing Bull, the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, presented to you by the October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1  in association with the Bockley Gallery Minnesota.  Proceeds from this event went toward the Allan Buch Memorial Scholarship Fund for students on the Education Abroad Program. We are grateful to the Duckhorn Wine CompanyThe Wine Treasury  for their sponsorship of this event.

July Fourth in the Park - 4 July 2007

Join us in celebrating US Independence Day with a casual game of softball followed by a potluck picnic in Regent's Park on Wednesday the 4th of July. Family and friends welcome! Time 6-9pm on and around softball pitch #7 at Regent's Park- one of two pitches located on Gloucester Green in the northeastern corner of the park (next to the London Zoo and the Children's Playground). Gloucester Gate is the closest entrance.

Please email Paige Gaston-Thiéry for further information on participating in the softball game and for suggestions on food contributions for the potluck. The softball game is open to anyone from beginners to seasoned pros and there is scope to borrower gear, so no excuses! See you on the 4th!

British 10K - Sunday 1 July 2007

Team UC consists of 15 runners in London’s British 10K Race. We are running for the Allan Buch Memorial Scholarship Fund for students on the Education Abroad Program, students like Jessica Rankin(pictured left) who participated at a conference at the World MUN Conference in Geneva with the support of a grant from the Fund. “The Geneva Conference was one of the most interesting and unusual weeks of my life,” Rankin told us. “I have never participated in anything this intense... Thank you again for the grant and the opportunity.” To help students to help themselves, click here to sponsor a runner on Team UC.

Pub Night, Tuesday 17 April, 7-9 pm

The next pub night is set for Tuesday 17 April and will be coordinated by Anita Ballatine (UC Santa Barbara).

Ray Orbach, Wednesday 30 May 2007

May Ray Orbach, former Chancellor of UC Riverside, and Director of the Office of Science at the US Dept of Energy will be giving a presentation on Wednesday 30 May.

March Madness, Saturday 31 March, 2007, 11 pm (Sports Café)

Its March Madness season again and we are organising an informal viewing party for the Final Four games on Saturday 31 March 2007 at the Sport's Cafe on Haymarket. The first game is scheduled to start at 11pm GMT, however please feel free to show-up beforehand (expect to see the UC Alumni Banner from 9pm).

Dean Tom Campbell, Haas School of Business - 15 Mar 2007

"Changing Climate of Clean Technology, Policy & Business" - 5 Mar 2007

“Genes and Human Welfare” - 12 Feb 2007

michael bishopAnnual Distinguished Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine with Nobel laureate and UC San Francisco Chancellor

J. Michael Bishop

Royal Society of Medicine, Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street,
London W1G 9lQ (nearest tube: Oxford Circus)