Events & Dining

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Tuesday

27

FEB

2024

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Entrepreneurs' Workshop with Kerstyn Comley (2004)

6:00pm – Online, via Zoom

Join us for February's Entrepreneurs' Workshop. This month, we'll be joined by Kerstyn Comley (2004), Co-Founder of MeeToo Education, which develops an application that, since launching, has supported over 80,000 young people who are struggling with poor mental health. As always, this online session will provide a window into the journey of one of Emma's inspiring entrepreneurs.

About the speaker

Kerstyn Comley, PhD is an education and health technologist with thirty years experience in data science, product and business management as well as a keen interest in social impact. Kerstyn received an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University and started her career at Ford Motor Company where she was responsible for developing machine learning models of engine components. However, she quickly realised that cars were not her passion and that she was more interested in the development of health and medical technology. This led in 2004 - 2010 to a PhD in Bioengineering at Emmanuel College, Cambridge under Professor Normal Fleck. Kerstyn was unusual at the time for being possibly the first engineering PhD student to take maternity leave.

Since completing her PhD Kerstyn has co-founded a secondary school in East London, where she is currently chair of Governors. In 2015 Kerstyn co-founded the multi-award winning social enterprise MeeToo Education which develops and delivers the Tellmi Mental Health Service.

Since the Tellmi app launched in 2017 it has supported over 80,000 young people who are struggling with poor mental health including 660 last year who were actively thinking of taking their own lives. In 2018 Kerstyn was named Rising Star in the Europe-Wide Technology Playmaker Awards. 

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This free-to-attend online workshop will be delivered via Zoom. 

Book your place. Booking closes on Monday 26 February 2024.

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Thursday

29

FEB

2024

Emma Connects: Monthly Puzzle

Get your thinking hats on with Bobby Seagull's next mind-bending puzzle (No. 82), to be released on 29th February.

Bobby's last puzzle (No. 81) took as its inspiration the rise of 16-year-old darts sensation, Luke Littler. Did you manage to find the number he was looking for? The answer will be revealed on 29th February. 

Solutions to all of Bobby's previous puzzles can be found in the PDF link below. 

If you like Maths and want more puzzles you can visit Bobby's YouTube channel where he and Susan Okereke post every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Friday

1

MAR

2024

Burnaby Recital: Iain Farrington

6:15pm – Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College

Composer and arranger Iain Farrington will present a programme of music for the piano at this term’s Burnaby Recital. Iain’s composition, Voices of the World, was commissioned for the coronation of Charles III and Camilla, and was performed during the concert which preceded the ceremony.

Entry is free on the door. Members and guests are warmly invited to attend and make use of their dining privileges by booking to dine at High Table afterwards.

Tuesday

5

MAR

2024

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Emmanuel Society Apsley House Curator's Tour

3:00pm – Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

Join Emmanuel members for a special curator-led tour of Apsley House, the palatial London residence of the Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napolean at the Battle of Waterloo.

Known as Number One, London, Apsley House is a unique survival of an aristocratic house in Central London. The house has changed little since Waterloo in 1815 and contains one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, as well as a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain.

The core of the Wellington Collection was formed by the ‘Spanish gift’, those paintings rescued from the battlefield at Vitoria, Spain, in June 1813 at the end of the Peninsular Wars.

Bringing together works by the Old Masters, collections of Dutch, Flemish and Spanish paintings, sculpture, and artefacts from the life and career of the house’s celebrated owner, Apsley House makes for a brilliant afternoon or history, art, and architecture.

For this special Emmanuel Society visit, you’ll get to know the house and collection under the guidance of one of the Collection’s curators. This intimate and private tour takes place when the house is closed to the public, giving you an opportunity to explore and ask questions at a relaxed pace.

This special Emmanuel Society tour is priced at £30 per person. This cost includes a richly illustrated guidebook. Guests are warmly invited.

This event is fully booked. To hear if a place comes available, please join the waiting list.

Following this tour, members are invited to join the Emmanuel Society London Drinks social event at Bunghole Cellars, High Holborn, from 6:00pm onwards. Further information can be found here.

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Tuesday

5

MAR

2024

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Emmanuel Society London Drinks

6:00pm – Bunghole Cellars, 57 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6DT

You are warmly invited to our next London Drinks event. This is a great opportunity for networking and a chance to catch up with fellow Emma Members from across subjects and years. As is tradition, there'll be the chance to win a bottle of Emmanuel College port for all attendees.

You don't need to book a place for this event but, to give us an idea of expected numbers, please do register.

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Tuesday

12

MAR

2024

Intellectual Property Law Lecture: Professor Oren Bracha

6:00pm – Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College

Professor Oren Bracha, of the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the seventeenth annual Intellectual Property Law Lecture, entitled Physicalism in Intellectual Property.

It is a universal truism that the subject matter of modern intellectual property law is intangible information. Yet the field is haunted by a stubborn specter of physicalism. Time and again, courts and commentators engage in reasoning that relies on physicalist and quasi-physicalist assumptions or fails to absorb the implications of the intangible object of property. This happens in a wide variety of contexts, spanning from the patentability of DNA sequences to copyright infringement by training Generative Artificial Intelligence systems.

The lecture explores persisting physicalism in intellectual property law, diagnoses its sources, and argues that we should go beyond it.

Members are welcome to book to dine at High Table following the lecture.

Thursday

14

MAR

2024

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Emmanuel Society Lawyers' Dinner

7:00pm – Cutlers' Hall, The Worshipful Company of Cutlers, Warwick Lane, London, EC4M 7BR

Members who read Law at Emmanuel - and those who have subsequently converted to a career in law - are warmly invited to this very special dinner event to be held at Cutlers’ Hall, The Worshipful Company of Cutlers, in London.

The Master, Doug Chalmers, will be in attendance and will welcome you to the dinner. Our speaker for the evening will be The Honourable Mrs Justice Hill (1991). 

Previously held every three years, we're delighted to hold this event again after an unprecedented five-year break. This will be the first opportunity for many recent graduates to attend; we are delighted to offer a subsidised rate to members who graduated in recent years.

The dress code for the evening will be lounge suit or equivalent. Numbers are limited, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are welcome to bring guests, subject to availability.

About the speaker

Mrs Justice Hill (Henrietta) was appointed a High Court Judge in January 2022 and sits in the King’s Bench Division. She was previously a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers specialising in human rights, equality law, inquests, public inquiries and claims against the police. Henrietta was appointed as an Assistant Coroner in 2013, a Deputy High Court Master (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2015 and as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2021. Henrietta read Law at Emmanuel and was Called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1997, taking Silk in 2015.

Supporting students

As in previous years the Society would like to invite those students at the College reading law to attend the dinner. The College, the Society and, of course, the students would very much appreciate the generosity of any member willing to sponsor a student to attend the dinner. If you feel you would like to do this, please add the cost of full or part-sponsorship (at £125 per person if full sponsorship or a lower figure if part-sponsorship) to your online payment or cheque.

Booking

The cost is £125 per person, which includes three courses, wines, and coffee and chocolates. For those who matriculated between 2016 and 2021 (inclusive) and are still studying (at Law School, on the Bar Vocational Course, or elsewhere), and/or are in a training contact or pupillage, and/or are on an unpaid internship, there are a limited number of places available at £62.50 per person.

Book your place. Booking closes on Thursday 29 February 2024.

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Tuesday

19

MAR

2024

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Entrepreneurs’ Workshop with Mark Fliegauf (2009)

6:00pm – Online, via Zoom

Joining us for March's Entrepreneurs' Workshop is Mark Fliegauf (2009). Mark is the Executive Director at Think Productive and a Practitioner Fellow in Hybrid Word at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. As always, this online session will provide a window into the journey of one of Emma's inspiring entrepreneurs.

About the speaker

Mark Fliegauf is reimagining business and work at the human-technology interface. As Executive Director at Think Productive, Mark is an international authority on how to combine high performance and human sustainability in the digital office. As Practitioner Fellow in Hybrid Work at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Mark explores the long-term consequences of hybrid work on sociality, performance and well-being.

Before joining Think Productive, Mark co-founded the social enterprise On Purpose Berlin (2015-18) before remotely managing Purpose’s offices in London, Paris, and Berlin as interim CEO. He read politics and modern history in Munich, Tokyo, and Harvard. In recognition of his philanthropic efforts, he carried the Olympic torch to the London 2012 Games. 

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This free-to-attend online workshop will be delivered via Zoom. 

Book your place. Booking closes on Monday 18 March 2024.

Saturday

23

MAR

2024

Gathering of Members (1992, 1993 & 1994)

Our March 2024 Gathering sees us welcome back Members who matriculated in 1992, 1993 and 1994.  Further details and invitations will be sent out towards the end of January 2024.

Book your place. Booking closes on Friday 1 March 2024.

Tuesday

23

APR

2024

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Entrepreneurs’ Workshop with Aimée O'Carroll (2003)

6:00pm – Online, via Zoom

This month, we'll be joined by Aimée O'Carroll (2003), Co-Founder of award-winning architecture studio GO'C. As always, this online session will provide a window into the journey of one of Emma's inspiring entrepreneurs. A Q&A will follow Aimée's presentation.

About the speaker

Aimée O’Carroll is an Architect living and working in Seattle Washington. Aimée co-founded the award winning firm GO'C in 2012 with Jon Gentry. The studio is inspired by the interplay of rational design and artistic expression. The enduring desire behind everything GO'C creates is to push the limits of what’s possible—in service to clients, communities, cultures, and landscapes.

GO'C has garnered widespread acclaim both nationally and internationally, with their work receiving extensive publication over the past decade. This recognition includes winning multiple awards for both custom residential and commercial projects, most notably winning the Emerging Firm of the Year Award in 2018. 

Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Aimée completed her studies at the University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association in London. A one year stint at Rural Studio designing and building a house for $20k in rural Alabama created a passion for hands-on experiences and problem solving at all scales. Aimée is passionate about design as a collaborative process and enjoys finding opportunities in this process that blur the conventional perceptions of what we understand as architecture.

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This free-to-attend online workshop will be delivered by Zoom.

Book your place. Booking closes on Monday 22 April 2024.

Thursday

25

APR

2024

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Mendelssohn's Nos. 3 & 5 at the Southbank Centre: Concert, exclusive tour and reception

5:30pm – Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

The Emmanuel Society invites you to a very special evening of music at London’s Southbank Centre.

Following the sell-out success of its Beethoven Piano Concerto series in 2022, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment reunites with Sir András Schiff for an immersive journey through the quintet of masterworks that spanned Mendelssohn’s tragically short life.

Over this evening event, you’ll enjoy Mendelssohn's Symphonies No. 3 and No. 5, known as Scottish and Reformation respectively, performed on period instruments.

Before the performance starts, you'll be treated to an exclusive tour with Harry Hickmore (2011), Development Director at the OAE, giving you a fascinating look at the Orchestra, programme and historical context. Following the tour, you'll enjoy a Champagne Reception with fellow members before taking your seats.

Tickets for this event are priced at £65, which includes a drink before the performance. Members are welcome to bring a guest along for the evening.

Book a place for this special event. Booking closes on Friday 19 April 2024.

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Friday

3

MAY

2024

Burnaby Recital: James Oldfield

6:15pm – Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College

Our Easter Term’s Burnaby Recital will be given by bass-baritone and singing teacher James Oldfield. James trained at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music, and has sung all the major oratorio repertoire in concert halls around the world.

Entry is free on the door. Members and guests are warmly invited to attend and make use of their dining privileges by booking to dine at High Table afterwards.

Saturday

28

SEP

2024

Gathering of Members (1984, 1985 & 1986)

Our September 2024 Gathering sees us welcome back Members who matriculated in 1984, 1985 and 1986.  Further details and invitations will be sent out towards the end of July 2024.