Join the Brown Club of the United Kingdom and Louis & Linda Tanner '55 for a viewing of the "Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up" exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum!
Eventbrite tickets available here
3rd annual public affairs speaker panel, with speakers including:
Deborah Ball, Wall Street Journal
Filippo Taddei, SAIS Bologna
A drinks reception will precede the speaker panel, and drinks and canapes will be served after the panel concludes.
Please join the Brown Club of the UK on Tuesday, 16 October from 7PM to welcome young alums, students studying abroad, and new arrivals to the UK! All are welcome. We particularly encourage young alums to come and meet fellow classmates and alumni living in the UK. Please register on eventbrite for your free welcome drink.
3rd Annual Box Hill Ramble. Rain/mud date Sunday 15 October.
We'll walk to Box Hill following this route, or something vaguely similar. http://www.carfreewalks.org/walks/208/up_box_hill_the_easy_way
Meet at the Box Hill & Westhumble (BXW) rail station at 10:45am Sunday 7 October.
Organised by Patrick Maley (Brown & JHU/SAIS) and Andrew Keats (Brown). Here’s your chance to meet fellow alumni at this buzzy Southwark restaurant in a private wine tasting event.
"How the English Helped Create Modern Islam" with Shahzad Bashir
Director, Middle East Studies
Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities
Professor of Religious Studies
hosted by Nathalie Farman-Farma '90
BCUK Supper Club at the home of Katherine Watson Shiatis '91
3 course meal of al fresco dining
£20 per person.
Brown alumni are invited to the Admitted Student Reception
Kindly RSVP by 16 April to Alice Cardini at email@example.com
Every year this is a fun event to welcome students who've been admitted to attend Brown. All alumni are invited to join and meet the future of Brown, as well as other alumni and admissions staff.
Thanks to the alumni interviewing volunteers for inviting BCUK.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16
Join Jane Drury Moran, Michael Silberberg and Steve Barton to celebrate Carberry Day in London!
It's all happening this Friday (13/4) at The Library https://www.lib-rary.com/ , just across the street from the English National Opera.
Join Peter Andreas, Ph.D. ADE '07 hon., John Jay Professor of International Studies and Political Science
For a reading and discussion on his book
Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution
Described by the New York Times as "thoroughly engrossing and selected by Foreign Affairs as a Best Book of the Year
Thursday 22 March 2018
6:45 pm cocktails, with reading to follow
Hosted by Hermann '95 and Victoria '92 Bruhn
RSVP to Connie DiPanfilo by 9 March at Connie_DiPanfilo@Brown.edu or +1 401 863 6157
Getting In: What you Need to Know to Compete and Succeed in US University Admissions -- with Dr. Kat Cohen of IvyWise
What should students be doing throughout secondary school in order to gain admission to their top-choice US universities? Join Dr. Kat Cohen, Founder and CEO of IvyWise, to learn how the holistic review works in the US university admissions process and what UK students need to know to be competitive applicants. Cohen will cover everything from curricula and grades, standardized testing and preparation, extracurricular and summer activities, to creating a list of best fit schools and putting together compelling applications, with a Q&A to follow at the end of the presentation.
LONDON! Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?
Greenwood’s in Victoria (170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB) has a five screen sports room where they are hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday 4th February at 11.30pm (kick off in the US).
BCUK is on the wait list to reserve a space in the room and will know on Monday.
MEANWHILE -- tickets are available for £15 which includes a burger and a beer.
Hope to see you all there. The venue has already sold over 100 tickets...
Founded in 1982, the Brown Derbies are "Brown University's sexiest and most legendary all-male a cappella group". Find out more on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/brownderbies) or their website (www.brownderbies.com).
Where: The Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street (Mayfair) W1K 2PA. Walking distance from Green Park and Bond Street tube stations.
Get your tickets here £10/adults, £5/children
Following the performance, we'll adjourn to The Audley for a pint. Or two.
This will be the 35th annual Thanksgiving dinner that the Cornell Club of London has hosted with friends, family, and Junior Year Abroad students. We always have a number of Brown University students at the dinner – and it would be delightful if there were some Brown alumni to join them.
Saturday, November 25, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.
Cornell Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
East India Club, 16 St. James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LH
Nearest underground station: Piccadilly Circus
The Clubhouse at the East India Club, adapted in 1866, enjoys a delightful West End location overlooking the private Gardens of St. James's Square.
There will be a cash bar at 7.00 p.m. followed by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu:
Pumpkin & Ginger Soup with Coriander & Toasted Seeds
Roast Norfolk Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Chipolata, Bread Sauce & Cranberry Sauce
Chantenay Carrots & Brussels Sprouts
Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Coffee & Mints
A tasty vegetarian selection is also available by pre-order.
Cost: £55 per person includes two glasses of wine (or soft drink) with the meal.
Make cheques payable to "Cornell Club of London” and send by November 18th (at the latest) to: Cornell Club – Thanksgiving, 4 Betjeman Mews, London N5 2NB. Please include your name, address, telephone, email address and names of any guests. Also state if you wish to have a vegetarian main course or have other dietary requirements. If you wish to pay electronically, please email Natalie ( email@example.com ) for details.
Dress code: Jacket and tie are required for men. Casual dress is not permitted. A full list can be found on the East India Club website ( http://www.eastindiaclub.co.uk/membership/club-rules ).
Interviewer Summit with with Dean of Admission Logan Powell and Alumni Interviewing Program Director Leora M. Johnson ’01
The Brown Alumni Interviewing Program cordially invites you to an Interviewer Summit with Dean of Admission Logan Powell and Alumni Interviewing Program Director Leora M. Johnson ’01. This program is for alumni only and limited to those who are eligible to interview this year. Whether you are a returning interviewer or interested in becoming one, you are encouraged to attend.
Summit highlights will include:
- A discussion on the role of the alumni interviewer in the admission process
- A summary of current recruitment strategies and how admission staff navigates the process from application to matriculation
- A presentation of online resources, guidelines and best practices for alumni interviewers
- A Q&A with Dean of Admission Logan Powell and Alumni Interviewing Program Director Leora M. Johnson ’01
Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, November 2
6:00 - 8:30 pm
The Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith
London, W6 0PG
RSVP is required to attend and space may be limited. A confirmation email with details and directions will be sent to attendees before the event.
When it comes to the fight against climate change, Donald Trump is just one of the planet’s problems. Public policies, population pressures, and the politics of power generation pose even greater challenges. Can these be overcome?
Please join alumni of Brown, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Stanford universities and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for a panel discussion on this important topic.
Alex Thier '92, Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University
Leila Pourarkin, Head of International Private Climate Finance at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fredrik Norman, Vice President Communications for Global Strategy and Business Development at Statoil
Richard Braakenburg, Senior Vice President at the Green Investment Group (GIG)
7-7:30 pm -- drinks reception
7:30-9 pm -- speakers followed by audience Q&A
9-10 pm -- reception with drinks and canapes
Get your Eventbrite tickets here. £15 if purchased before 15 October, £20 thereafter, £25 cash at the door.
We'll walk to Box Hill following this route: http://www.carfreewalks.org/walks/208/up_box_hill_the_easy_way
Meet at the Box Hill & Westhumble (BXW) rail station at 10:30am Saturday 21 October.
A train leaves Victoria station at 9:31am, stops at Clapham Junction (9:37), and arrives at Box Hill & Westhumble station (BXW) at 10:21.
The walk is about 11km (roughly 6.8 miles) Please bring your own snacks and water.
We'll end at Stepping Stones pub, near the BXW station.
(http://www.steppingstonesdorking.com/visit-us). We aim to be at the pub by about 3pm. Sunset is at 5:56 pm.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR OWN TICKETS HERE: https://secure.sohotheatre.com/event/joseph-morpurgo-hammerhead/book/?production=1923&spektrix_bounce=true
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE. Tickets priced GBP 12-17.
Outlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and soon-to-be BBC Radio Four star Joseph Morpurgo, featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters.
Following the performance, Mr. Morpurgo will have a natter and a pint with BCUK at the upstairs cocktail bar of 68 and Boston (4-5 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DD).
After you've booked your ticket from Soho Theatre at the link above, please email "firstname.lastname@example.org" with "Morpurgo" in the subject line to let the organisers know you're joining for the after-performance Q&A.
Come join BCUK at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Friday, 13 October. Meet at 19.00 at the bar near the main Cromwell Rd entrance, where Prof. Josiah Carberry may (or may not) give a lecture on the latest exciting developments in the field of psychoceramics.
Thereafter at 19.30, Louis Tanner '55 will lead us on a tour of the Medieval and Renaissance rooms.
Then back to the bar, which is open until 21.30.
The organisers kindly request that you RSVP to email@example.com -- thank you.
Those who are interested can also see the V&A special exhibition, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics (free for members, £20 for non-V&A members; latest entry 8pm). Book your tickets at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/whatson/index/view/id/4942
Please join BCUK for a talk by Elias Muhanna, Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown.
Hosted by Ferdinand P. Groos '91 P'21 and Karen M. Groos '90 P'21
6:45pm cocktails, with lecture to follow.
Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street W1S 4BS
RSVP to Dorothy Hitt at email Dorothy_Hitt@Brown.edu or telephone +1 (401) 863-1945
The Fine Art Society will present a major retrospective of the painter William Tillyer, described as ‘one of the finest painters working in Britain today,’ and a former professor at Brown. The exhibition is a precursor to a series of shows to celebrate the artist’s 80th birthday in 2018.
Providing a unique opportunity to consider the breadth and range of Tillyer’s oeuvre, the exhibition will focus on the last forty years of his practice with over 40 works painted between 1977 and 2016. He has worked primarily in acrylic and watercolour, besides making constructions, prints and drawings.
Throughout his sixty year career, writers and critics have paid attention to William Tillyer’s powerful interpretations of the landscape, yet no single category can convey the multiplicity of his work and ideas. Tillyer has been described as a romantic and as a classicist, as a traditionalist and a modernist, and the truth is that his work does not exclude any of these positions.