We always like to welcome members to our regular & exciting events, held in College, the UK & across the world, and for dinner in Hall. You can find our events schedule below, and book for dinner via our online booking system.
In celebration of World Book Night, which took place on 23 April, we asked for your suggestions and you enthusiastically responded! Please click here to see the Member book list.
(In case you missed it last time, here are some recommendations from the Development Office team:)
- A Taste of Ginger (Mansi Shah)
- 1984 (George Orwell)
- The Midnight Library (Matt Haig)
- The Right Sort of Girl (Anita Rani)
- The Radical Potter (Tristram Hunt)
- Octopus Shocktupus (Peter Bently) (children's book)
If you'd still like to submit a suggestion, the form is open, and we'll update the list to share with you in a later edition of Emma Connects. World Book Night also has an official book list so do take a look if you're looking for some inspiration for your next read.
Colour! Have you thought about it properly? Two Emmanuel members have, and both are going to be with us from 8pm on the evening of Thursday May 19th, in the Fellows’ Breakfast Room. Our Fellow John Harvey has concentrated intensely on black, but largely restricted himself to European visual art and literature since Classical times, while James Fox has ranged over a palette of colours, the whole globe, science as well as aesthetics, and the aeons of time.
So the two books are The World According to Colour (Fox) and The Story of Black (Harvey). Join us over dessert to tease out questions which should be of interest to members of the College where Young had his Eureka! moment about the wave theory of light (clue: swans on the pond, and ripples).
The cost is £15 per person. Please complete the booking form if you'd like to attend.
Chris Kaye is the Founder of Sherpa, an insurtech start-up that has raised $10m in early stage funding through debt, equity, and grants, and from angel, VC and strategic investors around the world. And there have been as many failed funding efforts as successful! Chris will share his warts-and-all experience on the different funding options they have taken, which ones are best suited to companies at different stages, and facilitate a discussion on the early stage funding outlook.
Please complete the booking form and the Zoom details will be sent to you.
Get your thinking hats on with Bobby Seagull's mind-bending fortnightly puzzle.
Answers to this week's and earlier puzzles can be found below in the attached document.
If you like Maths and want more puzzles you can visit Bobby's new Youtube channel where he and Susan Okereke post every Tuesday and Thursday.
6:00pm – Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT
The Society would love to see members who are based in the north of England and the Midlands for dinner with the Master. There will be a drinks reception, with a battle of armoured knights, followed by dinner in the Tournament Gallery.
Places are charged at £80/person (pre-2016 graduates & all guests); £45/person (2016 & later).
Dress code: Lounge suit or equivalent
Booking closes on 25 May. If you have any queries, please email, email@example.com
The May Ball is open to all in the Emmanuel college community; a FIXR account is needed to purchase tickets, using the code ‘EMMAMEMBER2022’.
- Standard: £170
- Queue Jump: £185
Access and Sustainability
Emma May Ball has committed to both the Access-A-Ball and Sustain-A-Ball schemes. Free carer tickets will be available upon request, as well as free queue jumps for guests with mobility issues. There will also be space for specific access requests when purchasing tickets - all personal information will only be disclosed to the Ticketing and Access officers. Ticket refunds will be allowed if the reason for refund is because of change in illness or disability meaning that the event is no longer accessible. We would encourage alumni and guests to offset carbon emission fees created by your journey to the ball, as well as the use of public transport and lift shares! Please feel free to contact Bethan Mapes (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Initial entry to the event will be through North Court, but alternative step-free access is provided through the Porter’s Lodge. Priority access will be provided to students with mobility needs upon request. During event hours, access to/from college will exclusively be through the Porter’s Lodge.
All areas of the event will be wheelchair accessible except for Upper Hall and the Robert Gardner Room; it should be noted, however, that some of these paths are grass or loose gravel. There is an accessible toilet in Front Court; gender neutral toilets in Front Court, and a designated quiet space in Chapman’s Gardens. There is not a hearing loop, or a BSL interpreter. Seating will be available throughout the ball.
We understand guests may still have anxieties or concerns related to Covid-19 and suggest that guests who wish to bring their own face coverings should do so. Appropriate PPE will be provided to all staff, and cleaning protocols will be in place. All guests are encouraged to take lateral flow tests in the 24 hours before the event.
We're delighted to invite all Emmanuel Members to return to Cambridge this summer for this year's Garden party. With drinks, games, optional lectures and a tour of the new building, the Garden party is an amazing opportunity to explore the grounds and get together with friends in person for the first time since COVID.