Events & Dining

Sunday

23

JUN

2024

Frankland Society Lunch

11:00am – Old Library, Emmanuel College

Members of the Frankland Society are invited to join us for lunch and a special panel discussion and Q&A on the topic: ‘How does Emmanuel need to adapt for the future?’. Our panellists will join us from across the college community, contributing their perspectives to overcoming the challenges and harnessing the opportunities of the future. Ahead of the panel, there will be tea, coffee, and pastries in the Old Library, accompanied by a special display. We’re asking Frankland Society members to contribute to this display, the details of which can be found in invitations.

Members are warmly invited to bring a guest and the dress code is lounge suit or equivalent.

Panel speakers

Doug Chalmers, Master (panel chair)

Professor Alex Jeffrey (Fellow and Financial Tutor)

Dr Corinna Russell (Fellow and Senior Tutor)

Dr Kayla Friedman (post-doc)

Dylan Cuskelly (PhD student, 2022)

Registration

Registration details can be found in your invitation. Please RSVP by 9 June 2024.

About the Frankland Society

Frankland Society membership is offered to those who intend to leave a legacy gift of any size or kind to the college. As our way of recognising this generosity, members are invited to a special annual event and receive exclusive communications from us. Find out more at www.emma.cam.ac.uk/legacies/.

  • Please contact the Events Manager for further information about booking this event.

Tuesday

25

JUN

2024

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Wren churches walking tour with architectural historian Canon Janet Gough (1980)

2:00pm – Meet near Monument Underground Station, London

Please note that this event has now sold out. To be added to a waiting list, please email the Development Office.

Join architectural historian Canon Janet Gough OBE (1980) for a walking tour to discover the extraordinary genius of Sir Christopher Wren, as he rebuilds the City of London out of the disasters of the Black Death and Great Fire. 

Starting at the Monument, with its royal propaganda, you will visit several highly varied and ingenious Wren churches, not forgetting their iconic towers and spires. The tour ends at Wren’s masterpiece - domed St Paul's Cathedral, containing highlights of British Baroque while firmly rooted in the gothic tradition. 

The tour includes a very special visit to the triforium or first floor at St Paul's Cathedral to see Wren’s Great Model, his newly restored library and the extraordinary geometric staircase. There will also be an opportunity to view the special tercentenary Wren exhibition at St Paul’s.

About Canon Janet Gough OBE (1980)

Janet Gough is an architectural historian and senior heritage manager specialising in historic churches. She deliver lectures; gives bespoke tours; advises on fundraising and campaigning; advises on conservation, renewal and new uses for churches, and develops options and business plans; writes books on historic churches; commission beautiful, accessible books for historic religious buildings across Europe; and presents and produces on heritage for television.

Formerly Director of cathedrals and church buildings at the Church of England, a Director at Sotheby’s with City and finance experience, read history and history of art at Emma, and was awarded an OBE for services to heritage in the New Year’s Honours 2017. In 2021 she became one of the first lay canons of Bangor Cathedral.

Important information

This walking tour will take just over two hours and involves city walking, not many opportunities to sit, and climbing 141 steps at St Paul's Cathedral. Before registering, please make sure you are comfortable with this level of walking.

This event is now fully booked. Join the waiting list to be notified if places come available.

Tickets are £45 per person. Numbers are strictly limited to 23. Members are welcome to attend with one guest.

With thanks to St Paul’s Cathedral, which has waived its normal visitor fee. The ticket price includes donations to St Paul's cathedral and the churches we visit, and visitors are of course able to contribute any further amounts to the churches as they see fit.

Wednesday

26

JUN

2024

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Entrepreneurs' Workshop with GreenHarvest, winners of Emma Enterprise

Entrepreneurs' Workshop with GreenHarvest, winners of Emma Enterprise

6:00pm

Join us for June's Entrepreneurs' Workshop with GreenHarvest, winners of the college's Emma Enterprise competition. The GreenHarvest team will talk about their project, how they approached Emma Enterprise, and their plans for the future. They're keen to meet members and discuss all things entrepreneurship.

GreenHarvest originated as a project by Timothy Lamben, PhD student in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Tara Murphy, PhD student in Machine Learning and Simulation of Quantum Technologies, during their Data Intensive Science and Entrepreneurship module at the University of Cambridge. They conceived the idea of using satellite imagery to address global challenges like food security and land degradation. Knowing Dylan Cuskelly (Emma 2022), PhD student focusing on 3D-printed steel, had a keen interest in satellite imagery, they invited him to join the project later on. When they learned about the Emma Entrepreneurship Challenge, they eagerly embraced the opportunity, recognising the value of the mentorship opportunities it offered as well as the lecture series given throughout the year.

About the project

"As global temperatures continue to climb, we are confronted with a paradox: global food demand is projected to soar, driven by a growing world population. At the same time the very capacity of our land to produce these resources is diminishing. Agricultural companies are expanding and buying more land, often at the expense of further land degradation. And it?s due to these circumstances that our planet loses 100 million hectares of productive land every year. This has put immense pressure on companies not only to enhance their agricultural output but also to restore and rejuvenate the land.

"Our solution at GreenHarvest combines satellite imagery with advanced artificial intelligence and in doing so we analyse historical data to understand past land use and its impacts.

"Additionally, our climate modelling tools allow us to forecast the future climate conditions of specific areas. This predictive capability, when paired with our satelitte imagery, gives us the ability to guide our clients on how to effectively rehabilitate and utilize degraded lands. Not only this but we provide tailored recommendations on which crops to cultivate that are best suited for the land's recovery and can sustain local and national food security needs.

"At GreenHarvest, our mission is to equip governments with an innovative platform that enables them to proactively address the dual challenges of climate change and food security.

We aim to support strategic planning for the future, ensuring that we can sustainably meet the needs of upcoming generations without compromising the health of our planet."

Register

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

Book your place. Booking closes on Tuesday 25 June 2024.

Thursday

27

JUN

2024

Emma Connects: Monthly Puzzle

Get your thinking hats on with Bobby Seagull's mind-bending monthly puzzle (No. 86), which will feature in our next full edition of Emma Connects on 27th June.

Bobby's last puzzle (No. 85) took inspiration from National Numeracy Day, which was celebrated in May. Can you manage to work out the correct answer to his challenge? The answer will be revealed on 27th June.

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. More challenges can also be found at the end of each chapter of Bobby's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers.

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

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Saturday

6

JUL

2024

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Emmanuel Society Summer Garden Party

Emmanuel Society Summer Garden Party

2:00pm – Emmanuel College

The Emmanuel Society is delighted to invite all Emma members back to our beautiful gardens for this year's summer garden party. Expect activities for the whole family, including great food and drinks, lawn games, music, storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts, garden and building tours, talks, and more - all in the relaxed setting of Emma's gardens.

Tickets are priced at £30 for adults, £15 for those aged 5-18, and free for those under 5.

Book now.

This event closes to new registrations on Friday 28 June. Places are strictly limited.

Tuesday

17

SEP

2024

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Handel Hendrix House: Private Tour, Talk and Harpsichord Concert

Handel Hendrix House: Private Tour, Talk and Harpsichord Concert

2:30pm – Handel Hendrix House, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HB

The Emmanuel Society invites you to a special afternoon experience at one of London’s must-visit musical addresses: Handel Hendrix House, home of two of the greatest musicians ever to have lived in London.

Over a relaxed afternoon, you'll enjoy a private guided tour of the properties, a harpsichord performance of music by Handel and his contemporaries, in the very space where the great composer himself rehearsed, and a talk by very special guest, David Souden (1979).

Handel Hendrix House is made up of two residences: George Friedric Handel’s house at 25 Brook Street and Jimi Hendrix’s flat at the top floor of 23 Brook Street.

Handel House occupies four floors of 25 Brook Street, the building in which the composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death in 1759. The restored historic rooms include his bedroom, kitchen and the dining room in which he rehearsed his musicians and singers and often gave informal recitals for friends and neighbours.

Hendrix Flat occupies the upper floor of 23 Brook Street, in which Jimi Hendrix lived from July 1968 to March 1969. The main room of the flat where he lived, entertained friends, rehearsed and wrote new music, and gave numerous press and media interviews has been restored.

David Souden (1979) was a Research Fellow in History at Emma between 1979-83, and has pursued a career in heritage, TV programme making, exhibitions, writing and history since then, with periods as a senior manager at Historic Royal Palaces and the British Museum. He is the author of The Handel Hendrix House guide, his 25th published book.

This special Emmanuel Society tour, talk and performance is priced at £35 per person. Guests of members are warmly invited.

Book now.

Booking closes on Tuesday 3 September. Places are strictly limited.

Join us for drinks after

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

17

SEP

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.

RSVP here

Saturday

28

SEP

2024

Gathering of Members (1984, 1985 & 1986)

Our next Gathering sees us welcome back members who matriculated in 1984, 1985 and 1986 over the weekend of 28 & 29 September 2024. Further details and invitations will be sent out towards the end of July.