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19 December 2015 - UC Running Group: Wimbledon

The UC Running Group met for a leisurely 5K run in Wimbledon!

12 December 2015  - UCSD Holiday Ice Skating at Somerset House

Tritons in the UK got into the festive spirit with an ice skating session at the enchanting Somerset House. Following the session the group headed to the lodge for some much needed warmth, indulging in some hot chocolate, mulled wine and welsh rarebit!

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3 December 2015 - UC Alumni UK Board Annual Holiday Gathering

UC Alumni UK Club Presidents and their committee members gathered at the UC Trust Offices in Bedford Sqaure for the annual holiday gathering, an opportunity for the organization to appreciate all of the time and fantastic work the volunteers have done in 2015! The evening consisted of speeches, crackers, canapes and holiday songs! 

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1 December 2015 - UCR Alumni visit the London Eye & Soutbank Christmas Markets

Highlanders in the UK got in the holiday spirit with a festive visit to London's sparkling Southbank. Alumni and students met at The Understudy pub for a festive drink before heading over to the London Eye for spectacular views of London in all its glittering glory! The group then strolled along the Southbank Christmas Market for some mulled wine, holiday treats and other festive foods. 

28 November 2015 - UCLA Football Game Viewing: Bruins vs USC Trojans

UCLA Alumni Club UK invited all UC alumni and friends to join them in watching the Bruins vs USC Trojans football game at Marylebone Sports Bar & Grill.

26 November 2015 - UCLA Club of France Thanksgiving Potluck

The UCLA Club of France hosted a traditional Thanksgiving potluck meal for UCLA alumni and friends in Paris, where guests indulged on slow roasted turkey, home-made stuffing, and even pumpkin and pecan pies!

24 November 2015 - Giving to UC Evening

UC Alumni and students gathered at the UC Trust London offices for a sparkling reception about the impact and significance of giving. Guests were welcomed with a glass of champage, then heard talks from past and present UCEAP students, followed by a Thanksgiving-themed reception complete with mini-pumpkin pies!

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22 November 2015 - Big Game 'As Live' Viewing Party

Cal and Stanford alumni gathered to watch a delayed, as live, showing of the Big Game at Marylebone Sports Bar & Grill!

21 November 2015 - UC Running Group: Battersea Park

The UC Running Group met for a leisurely 5km run along the River Thames and Battersea park. After the run, the group progressed to a nearby cafe for coffee and chatting.

19 November 2015 - Cal's Big Give

University of California Berkeley's Big Give came back once again! During the 24-hour fundraising blitz Berkeley Alumni gave their favorite schools, colleges, and programs at UC Berkeley a big boost through competing in contests for cash prizes. Together, they ensured that Cal students and faculty continue to reach higher, dream grander, and imagine farther, maintaining their position as the No. 1 public university in the world.

17 November 2015 - UCLA Anderson Thanksgiving Dinner

UCLA Anderson Alumni UK hosted a festive Thanksgiving Dinner for alumni, students and friends at the Mayflower Pub - the oldest surviving pub on the River Thames!

14 November 2015 - UCEAP Thanksgiving

UCEAP hosted their annual Thanksgiving meal with current EAP students in the UK, at the Barbican Centre, London.

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13 November 2015 - Berkeley-Haas Annual Welcome Dinner

Berkeley-Haas hosted their Annual Welcome Dinner at The Narrow for alumni and friends in the UK.

31 October 2015 - Game Viewing: Cal Bears vs. USC

The Berkeley Club of London and USC Alumni Club of London invited fellow students and alumni to watch the game at Marylebone Sports Bar & Grill.

21 October 2015 - Berkeley Tax Planning Workshop

The Berkeley Club of London welcomed all University of California Alumni to a panel of tax and wealth planning specialists to discuss issues facing USA expats living in the United Kingdom. The event was hosted at Withers Worldwide offices. Topics covered included inheritance and tax planning for Americans, US & UK tax compliance and other advice. The discussions were followed by drinks and canapes, where guests could ask the specialists further questions.

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17 October 2015 - UCEAP 50th Anniversary in the UK Gala

In the fall of 1962, 80 students from the University of California traveled to Bordeaux in the south of France to spend a year studying abroad. Since then, the UC Education Abroad Program has enabled more than 120,000 students to explore the world, expand their academic horizons, learn new languages, and gain global perspectives that have enriched their studies, their lives, and their careers. The event celebrated UCEAP's half-century, and looked forward to a future of outstanding study abroad opportunities for UC students.

The evening began with a sparkling champagne reception, where guests mingled and shared UCEAP experiences. This was followed by dinner, speeches and a fun London-style pub quiz with prizes!


15 October 2015 - The US & The UK-  Their Special Relationship: Talk with Nigel Huddleston, MP

MP and UCLA Anderson Alumnus Nigel Huddleston hosted a talk "The US & The UK - Their Special Relationship (Past, Present and Future)" on behalf of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The evening began with a special, private tour of Parliament followed by an exciting discussion with Nigel Huddleston about the difference, similtaries and the state of The US &  The UK's relationship. Following the discussion, guests were invited to politican-favorite pub, The Red Lion, around the corner. 

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14 October 2015 - UCLA Anderson Welcome Week Event - Madrid

UCLA Anderson hosted a welcome dinner at Restaurante Casa Salvador in Madrid for students, alumni and friends.

13 October 2015 - Volkswagen & the Cost of Compliance: An Evening with Global CIO Pharma & alumna Mary LeBlanc - Zürich

The UCLA Anderson Alumni Network: Switzerland Chapter hosted a dinner presentation titled, Volkswagen & the Cost of Compliance – Can Leading in Ethics & Compliance Become a True Competitive Advantage? for UCLA students, alumni, guests and friends. The presentation featured UCLA Anderson alumna Mary LeBlanc ('82), Global Head of Country IT at Novartis Pharma AG and special guest Jill Baldauf (’81), Associate Dean of Alumni Relations for UCLA Anderson.

12 October 2015 - The Future of Strategy: UCLA Anderson Worldwide Welcome Week - Paris

UCLA and UCLA Anderson Alumni were welcomed to a dinner discussion featuring Sebastien Declercq (MBA '97) - Managing Director of A.T. Kearney France and member of the Board of Directors of A.T. Kearney Inc. The evening took place at Le Café Livres, a cozy restaurant near Chatelet in the very heart of Paris, where Sebastien shared his experience as a management consultant and discussed the challenges of developing new corporate strategies in a highly volatile, complex and fast changing business environment. Special guests included Jill Baldauf (MBA '81), Associate Dean of Alumni Relations and Mary Fleshood, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at UCLA Anderson.

10 October 2015 - UC Davis Alumni UK visit Beavertown Brewery 

UC Davis Alumni UK Club hosted a tasting and tour of Beavertown Brewery in Tottenham Hale for UC alumni, students and friends. Professor Charlie Bamforth - aka "The Pope of Foam" - led an exciting lecture on the science of beer production as guests sipped their way through five of Beavertown's beers: Anja, Stingy Jack, BA Moosefang, Gamma Ray and Black Betty. Professor Bamforth was joined by Beavertown founder Logan Plant, who spoke about his beers, the brewery and the burgeoning British craft brewing scene. Guests embarked on optional tours around the brewery and some stuck around for Beavertown's weekly tap room for food, games and more delicious BT beer!

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1 October 2015 - Cal Pac 12 Drinks

The Berkeley Club of London hosted drinks at The Folly bar & restaurant with alumni, students and friends of the Pac-12 community in the UK, celebrating the beginning of Fall and the start of the new Pac 12 conference season.

1 October 2015 - UC Davis & Santa Barbara Welcome Event: Pizza, Beer & Bowling

UC Davis Alumni UK and UC Santa Barbara Alumni UK Clubs welcomed new study abroad students and alumni new o the city with a night of pizza, beer and bowling. The evening began at the UC London Offices where guests enjoyed pizza and Beavertown beer whilst mingling and taking part in ice-breakers. Guests then headed over to Bloomsbury Lanes a friendly bowling competition.

30 September 2015 - Highlanders and Tritons Welcome Pub Quiz

UCEAP students, alumni new to London, and UK students returning from study at UC Riverside and UC San Diego attended a fun pub quiz night at the Grand Union, Chancery Lane. Nibbles were provided whilst guests answered questions on topics including British foods, London landmarks, Harry Potter, California, State capitols among other various topics! Prizes were given to the winning team and runner-ups.

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27 August 2015 - UCLA Global Forum Speaker Series - London

Chancellor Block held a lecutre on Light pollution, our 24/7 society and the Circadian Disruption of 21st Century Life over dinner with UCLA Alumni, students, parents and friends atThe Goldsmith's Centre, Clerkenwell. The UCLA Global Forum Speaker Series is an outreach initiative of UCLA International.

26 August 2015 - UCLA Global Forum Speaker Series - Edinburgh 

Chancellor Block delivered an exciting presentation about Light pollution, our 24/7 society and the Circadian Disruption of 21st Century Life over breakfast with UCLA Alumni, students, parents and friends. The presentation took place at the University of Edinburgh and marked the beginning of the UCLA Global Forum Speaker Series - an outreach initiative of UCLA International.

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20 August 2015 - UC Alumni UK Pub Night, hosted by Highlanders in the UK

UC alumni and students from all the campuses were invited to the first UC Alumni UK pub night at People's Park Tavern in Victoria Park. Highlanders in the UK hosted the first of these pub night series, where there was giant jenga, a wood-burning fire and drink a-plenty. Over 30 alumni came out to the first all UC pub night. 

11 August 2015 - UCLA Anderson Happy Hour

UCLA Anderson London Alumni Committee gathered for a fun summer happy hour at The Anthologist. 

1 August 2015 - UC Davis Reception in Edinburgh with Golf Coach, Anna Temple

UC Davis Aggies in Edinburgh, along with travelling alumni and study abroad students gatherred together for a lovely evening reception with UC Davis Women's Golf Coach, Anna Temple. It was an excellent opportunity for Aggies abroad to connect, share stories about their time at UC Davis and compare their experiences living abroad in Scotland. 

29 July 2015 - UC Berkeley, Berkeley Haas & Stanford Pub Night

The Berkeley Club of London, UCB Haas Alumni UK and The Stanford Club of Great Britain joined together for a summer pub night at The Marylebhone Sports Bar.

12 July 2015 - University of California Alumni UK Summer Barbecue

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The third annual UC Summer Barbecue sold out this year, with over 140 alumni, students, families and friends from all the University of California campuses gathering in Hyde Park to celebrate the UC community in London and congratulate the Team of 21 alumni who ran the British 10K for student scholarships earlier in the day. Motherflipper Burgers catered the event, offering delicious candied bacon burgers or spicy bean burgers for vegetarians. Beavertown Brewery was also available at the event, along with scrumptious cupcakes from UC Davis alumna, Donn Egan's, bakery Buttercup Cupcakes.The afternoon promised games and activities for kids and adults alike. For the first year, teams from each campus battled it out in the Inter-campus Competition. The glory and UC-UK Trophy went to UC Davis Alumni UK, winning through some serious team work on the tug-of-war. Thank you to everyone who participated and made the barbecue an excellent day out! 

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12 July 2015 - Team UC in the 2015 British 10K


20 University of California alumni and 1 UCEAP student from 7 campuses ran the British 10K in support of student scholarships! Alumni from Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz who had been training for several months made up Team UC in the British 10K. The money they raised will go towards scholarships for students from their home campuses and there's still time to show them support! Considering giving by visiting and clicking on a campus or runner to make a donation. 

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11 July 2015 - UCLA European Leaders' Conference

UCLA Director of International Outreach, Lily Tsau hosted a leaders' conference for UCLA European Alumni volunteers. UCLA Network Presidents and Committees from London, Paris, Madrid and Germany attended this one-day seminar, which ended in celebration drinks and nibbles at a nearby restaurant. 

5 July 2015 - UC Running Group

In preparation for the British 10K, the UC Running Group met up and ran a full 10K.

26 June 2015 - UC Davis at Shakespeare's Globe

UC Davis Alumni UK organized a drinks reception and viewing of a performance, Measure for Measure, with UC Davis Dean Levine, students and The Globe Theatre Staff.


23 June 2015 - Berkeley at The Berkeley

The Berkeley Club of London hosted it's annual cocktail party at The Blue Bar in The Berkeley Hotel. Cal Alumni and Students were welcomed with a signature champange cocktail, "The Berkeley," whilst networking and mingling at this lovely evening reception. 

18 June 2015 - Highlander Social at The Understudy

UCR alumni hosted their second event of the year with a fun summer pub social at The Understudy, a craft beer pub overlooking the river Thames on Southbank. Around 12 alumni, students and friends came to enjoy a drink and connect with the Highlander community in London. 

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17 June 2015 - Team UC in the British 10K Mixer

UC Alumni participating in the British 10K met for an informal meeting and mixer to go over race details and collect their team UC t-shirts.

14 June 2015 - UC Running Group 

The UC Running Group met for their monthly jog, as well as training for the British 10K. 

11 June 2015 - UCLA Venture Capital Fund

The UCLA Venture Capital Fund hosted a London Fintech Panel, followed by a wine tasting networking reception at Selfridges. Panelists included Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Banks; Susanne Chishti, Founder of FinTeach Circle; Nezahat Gultekin, Senior Advisor at Future Fifty (Tech City UK); and was moderated by Liliana Reasor, Founder of Novus Ordo Capital Ltd.

4 June 2015 - Berkeley Haas New Admit Drinks

The Berkeley Haas Alumni Club hosted welcome drinks for newly admitted Berkeley Haas students at The Betjeman in St. Pancras Station.

31 May 2015 - UC Running Group

The UC Running Group met for their monthly jog.

29 May 2015 - UC Santa Cruz Alumni & Student Dinner

UC Santa Cruz alumni and representatives from the University of California Trust (UK) gathered for a special evening to meet with Merrill College Lecturer, Melvin H. Cox ('73), Dr. Kimberly A. Helmer and their group of 12 amazing students. Cox, Helmer and the students were passing through London on their way to the 2015 Economic Forum on Africa, which the class was documenting. Alumni enjoyed a lovely Turkish dinner, learning more about the students' documentary project and wishing them well on their journey. 

21 May 2015 - Mexican Fiesta at Benito's Hat

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UCSD Alumni UK hosted a celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the Sun God Festival with a Mexican Fiesta at Benito's Hat in East London. The evening kicked off with a margarita making demonstration from an expert cocktail maker. Guests were then allowed to shake their own, before digging into a delicious taco feast. 

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18 May 2015 - UCLA Anderson Reunion & New Admits Dinner

UCLA Anderson Alumni UK hosted a lovely dinner in celebration of Reunion Weekend and A-Days. It was an opportunity for the Anderson alumni community to connect and welcome the record-breaking number of UK based admits.

25 April 2015 - UC Berkeley at the London Transport Musuem

The Berkeley Club of London hosted this first Saturday and family-friendly event for nearly 30 families. Little Cal Bears and their parents were given a special welcome talk by a representative, before exploring the museum, which included the newly opened section, "Family Galleries." The new play zone included interactive fleets of vehicles, which children were allowed to 'drive' or dress up as a LT driver, mechanic or sailor. A great family day out! 

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21 April 2015 - UCLA Yield Event

Representatives from the University of California Los Angeles presented an evening reception for prospective UK students and their parents at the UC London Offices. UCLA alumni also participated, answering questions from the prospective applicants during a short panel, and later one-on-one during the reception that followed. 

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16 April 2015 - Talk and Reception with UCSD Professor, Katja Lindenberg

UC San Diego Alumni and Students gathered at the UC London Offices for a lecture from distinguished Professor, Katja Lindenberg. Titled, "From Ecuador to UCSD: A Female Scientist's Unlikely Journey," Professor Lindenberg spoke about her inspirational journey from being born in Ecuador, to her achievements in becoming a leading female scientist in a STEM field and her time as UC San Diego. 

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12 April 2015 - Immersive Storytelling at Disneyland Paris

UCLA Alumni Paris Network invited alumni and friends from Paris & London to participate in a guided visit to Disneyland Paris with Peggie Fariss, Director of Creative Development of Walt Disney Imagineering. Guests had a VIP visit to Disney's newest attraction - Ratatouille, L'Aventure Totalment Toquee de Remy, which was followed by a lovely lunch at Bistrot Chez Remy before adventuring around the park. 

8 April 2015 - UC Davis Pub Night

UC Davis alumni and friends gathered at craft beer pub, The Holborn Whippet, for some post-work and post-studies drinks and a catch up with Aggie friends.

28 March 2015 - UC Running Group

The UC Running Group met up for their monthly jog, this time in Battersea Park.

27 March 2015 - UCLA March Madness

UCLA Alumni UK hosted a viewing of March Madness, gathering to watch and support the UCLA Men's Basketball Team at Hippodrome Casino in Leceister Square, London. 


27 March 2015 - UCSD Evening at ICEBAR London

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San Diego alumni and friends gathered at the very cool bar in central London - Icebar London. With a venue made completely out of ice - including the walls, tables and cocktail glasses - local London Tritons enjoyed a chilled out night and opportunity to meet with new alumni and mingle with old friends. 

27 March 2015 - UC Davis Paris Network: Talk & Reception with Professor Karima Bennoune

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UC Davis Alumni from Paris and the UK gathered at France-Ameriques to hear UC Davis Law Professor, Karima Bennoune, talk about her new book Your Fatwas Does Not Apply Here. Following the engaging discussion there was a lovely canapes and drinks reception, followed by a dinner with Davis Alumni and Professor Bennoune. 

26 March 2015 - US Alumni Club Pub Quiz

The US Alumni Club hosted a Pub Quiz in which alumni clubs from US Universities were allowed to partake. UCLA Alumni UK Network represented.

26 March 2015 -  UC Santa Barbara Alumni UK: "Exploring London Museums", talk and lecture with Professor Bruce Robertson

UCSB Art History Professor Bruce Robertson delivered an exciting talk titled, "Exploring London Museums", at the Museum of the Order of St. John in Clerkenwell. Alumni and students were allowed access to view the museum before heading upstairs to the banquet room, where Professor Robertson discussed 5 Hidden Gem of museums to see in London. The talk was followed by a wine and canapes reception. 

25 March 2015 - Berkeley Club of London: "Pirates and Smugglers" An Evening with Professor Alan Karras

UC Berkeley Professor gave an enlightening lecture on pirates and smugglers of the 18th century, and the comparison to today's modern ones. Alumni and students gathered at Withers LLP for the lecture, which was followed by drinks at the pub next door, The Magpie and Stump. 

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19 March 2015 - Highlander Dinner with UCR Chancellor Emeritus, Dr. Ray Orbach

UCR alumni and study abroad students gathered at The Green Room restaurant on Southbank for a lovely evening of food, wine and conversation with Dr. Ray Orbach and his wife, Eva Orbach. Dr. and Mrs. Orbach live part of the year in London, and happened to be spending their spring break in the city. This was the first UCR alumni event in the United Kingdom.

13 March 2015 - All Ivy Plus Winter Reception (hosted by Cornell Club of London)

The Cornell Club of London invited all UC alumni networks in London to the 23rd All Ivy Plus Winter Reception on Friday, March 13th. A handful of UC alumni from the Los Angeles, Berkeley, Irvine and San Diego campuses attended. 

12 March 2015 - Berkeley Haas Alumni Reception with Dean Rich Lyons

Alumni joined representatives from Berkeley Haas at an alumni reception in the heart of central London. Representatives from Berkeley Haas including Dean Rich Lyons, Professor Kristiana Raube, and Jeanne HuangLi, Senior Director of International Development and Alumni Relations. Dean Rich Lyons shared updates on the university, and Professor Raube gave a presentation on the Affordable Health Care act, followed by a drinks and canapes networking session. 

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4 March 2015 - Meet the UK Bruins

UCLA Alumni, students and friends were invited to The Crown and Shuttle in Shoreditch for a 'meet the UK Bruins' networking social! Gathering with old friends, making new ones and learning about the activities of the UCLA Alumni UK Network were the topics of the night.

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28 February 2015 - UCLA Dinner for 12 Strangers (London)

Dinner for 12 Strangers is a UCLA tradition that has brought alumni, faculty, and students from all generations together to enjoy great food and conversation for over 45 years. It has become a global phemoenon, occuring around the world. This Dinner for 12 Strangers was hosted by Sylvia Mas, UCLA Alumna and President of the UCLA Alumni UK Network. London local Bruins convened at Mamma Anna and Co. in West Kensington for a lovely 6 course meal perfectly paired with wine, and an evening of fantastic conversation.

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28 February 2015 - UC Running Group: Hyde Park

The UC Running Group met for their monthly jog, this time in Hyde Park. 

26 February 2015 - UC Berkeley Welcome Drinks for Study Abroad Student

Cal alumni and friends gathered at the Bavarian Beerhouse in Tower Hill to welcome Berkeley study abroad students for the spring semester. 


25 February 2015 - UCEAP Careers Night

UC Alumni participated on a panel to speak about how they came to reside in London and their careers to current study abroad students. 

25 February 2015 - UCLA Anderson Networking Drinks with Dean Judy Olian

Alumni gathered together for networking drinks with UCLA Anderson School of Management, Dean Judy Olian in London.

23 February 2015 - UCLA Anderson Dinner with Dean Judy Olian in Paris

Alumni gathered together for a dinner with UCLA Anderson School of Management, Dean Judy Olian in Paris.

19 February 2015 - Dinner with UCLA Anderson Professor Victor Tabbush (Switzerland)

UCLA Alumni gathered for a dinner with Professor Victor Tabbush in Zurich, Switzerland.

17 February 2015 - UCSB: Taco Tuesday at Lupita East

UC Santa Barbara alumni came together in East London at Lupita restaurant for a night of tacos, margaritas, and good company. UCSB Alumni UK Network President, Jennifer Palmer, shared news about the chapter and upcoming events, including an exciting museum visit with a UCSB Professor in March, and how to get involved with Team UCSB in the British 10K. 

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27 January 2015 - A Conversation with Writer and Producer, Frank Spotnitz

UCLA alumni, students, parents and friends gathered at the Royal Society of Arts for a special evening with television and film writer and producer, Frank Spotnitz. Frank, a UCLA alumnus, is best known for his work on the iconic science fiction series, The X-Files. The night began with a discussion between Frank and our wonderful emcee, another UCLA alumnus and President Emeritus of UCLA Alumni UK Network, Charlie Swann. Frank shared insights on the industry, reflected upon his time at UCLA, which included being editor of The Daily Bruin newspaper, and offered advice to budding writers. The program was followed by drinks and canapes in the RSA vaults. 

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17 January 2015 - New Year Tea and Lecture with UCB Professor Robert T. Knight

Cal alumni, study abroad students and guests were inivted to a lecture in the new year with UCB Professor Robert T. Knight. Following an interesting lecture alumni and guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at Winston House.

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