Young Alumni Welcome to London
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Young Alumni Welcome to London

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.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-alumni-welcome-to-london-tickets-50389461235.

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Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Brown University Admitted Students Reception

Brown alumni are invited to the Admitted Student Reception

Kindly RSVP by 16 April to Alice Cardini at  alicebcardini@gmail.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 alicebcardini@gmail.com by April 16

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Josiah Carberry Day
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

Josiah Carberry Day

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.

Drinking begins at 5pm. Posting photos at 6pm. RSVP to Steve (steve@stevebarton.net) so that he can leave your name at the door. All Josiah Carberry fans welcome. #CarberryDay84 #BCUK

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Prof Peter Andreas reading from his book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution
Mar
22
6:45 PM18:45

Prof Peter Andreas reading from his book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution

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

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

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.

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Superbowl Pats v Eagles Party
Feb
4
to Feb 5

Superbowl Pats v Eagles Party

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. 

https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/victoria/greenwood/superbowl-party-2018

 

Thanks!

 

Hope to see you all there. The venue has already sold over 100 tickets...

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Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Brown Derbies a capella performance

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.

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Cornell Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Cornell Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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

Château Potatoes

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 ( nmt4@cornell.edu ) 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 ).

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Interviewer Summit with with Dean of Admission Logan Powell and Alumni Interviewing Program Director Leora M. Johnson ’01
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

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 by October 26

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.

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Can We Save Mother Earth from US?
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Can We Save Mother Earth from US?

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.

Our Panel:

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)

 

Our Schedule:

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.

(https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-we-save-mother-earth-from-us-tickets-38559632900?aff=eac2)

 

 

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2nd annual Box Hill walk and pub lunch, with Johns Hopkins club
Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

2nd annual Box Hill walk and pub lunch, with Johns Hopkins club

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.

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"Hammerhead" followed by Q&A with writer & performer by Joseph Morpurgo
Oct
19
8:45 PM20:45

"Hammerhead" followed by Q&A with writer & performer by Joseph Morpurgo

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 "events@brown.uk" with "Morpurgo" in the subject line to let the organisers know you're joining for the after-performance Q&A.

 

 

 

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BCUK celebrates Josiah Carberry Day at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

BCUK celebrates Josiah Carberry Day at the Victoria & Albert Museum

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 events@brownuk.org -- 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

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Hacking the Humanities: What Robots can Teach Us about Literature
Oct
9
6:45 PM18:45

Hacking the Humanities: What Robots can Teach Us about Literature

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

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William Tillyer exhibition at Fine Art Society
Oct
3
to Oct 25

William Tillyer exhibition at Fine Art Society

From http://thefineartsociety.com/exhibitions/169/overview/

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.

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