Members' Events

We hold many events for members in College, in the UK and all over the world: lectures, concerts, visits, reunions and much more. Details are below; do come and join us!

Saturday 7 SEP 2019

Lunch in Hong Kong

12:00pm – Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

The Master, Sarah and Bob will be in HK in early September. We'll be holding an informal lunch party at the Hong Kong Football Club, from 12 noon. Families, friends and guests are all welcome to come with you!

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Monday 9 SEP 2019

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Book Group: The Book of Alexander by Mark Carew

8:00pm – Fellows' Breakfast Room

Do you know who you are? If you wanted to find out more about yourself, might you do it by writing a book as if you were a detective watching yourself? Because that’s what Alexander, the narrator/subject/hero of The Book of Alexander does. It’s the first novel - second one out shortly, also published by Salt - by Mark Carew. Mark was at Emmanuel in the early 1990s, doing a PhD in cell physiology.

The publisher’s blurb says 'Raymond Chandler meets Maurice Sendac. A private investigator develops his latest assignment into a more complex exploration of the exterior and interior worlds of his ‘watch’. It’s vastly more invasive, but no one gets hurt. Mark Carew’s book is mysterious yet understated, and the reader cannot but stick with him as the intrigue develops. Exquisite.’ We’re going to have fun with this one! The discussion will be on Monday September 9th, 8pm in the Fellows’ Breakfast Room. Coffee, tea, port, cheeses and fruit as usual.

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Tuesday 10 SEP 2019

Supper in Boston

6:45pm – Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street MA 02116

Sarah will be hosting dinner at the Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street MA 02116 from 6.45pm, and we'd love to see you and your family there! The Choir are currently on their US and Canada tour, so they will be singing for us at the reception.

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Wednesday 11 SEP 2019

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Summer Drinks in London

6:00pm – The Old Change, 2-3 Old Change Court EC4 8EN

We'd love to see members for informal drinks in London from 6pm at the Old Change Bar and Kitchen in London; a great occasion to connect with new and old friends, reminisce about life at Emma and catch up on life since your time at College!

There's no need to book, but please register your interest below so we have an idea of numbers.

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Saturday 14 SEP 2019

Supper in Toronto

6:45pm – 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3, Canada

Sarah will be hosting a musical evening and supper with the Choir at Hart House from 6.45pm.
The Choir are currently on their US and Canada tour, so they will be singing for us at the event.

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Wednesday 25 SEP 2019

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Drinks and dinner in Chicago

6:00pm – Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard

There will be a gathering of members for drinks and dinner at the Union League Club of Chicago (65 West Jackson Boulevard) at 6pm. We will be kindly hosted by Rob Misey in the Rendezvous, which is the Club's casual lounge.

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Friday 27 SEP 2019

Clergy Gathering


Every few years the College holds a gathering of clergy associated with Emmanuel.

The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie, author of A Field Guide to the English Clergy: A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers; All Anglican, Some Even Practising, will be giving a talk entitled ‘In Praise of Folly’ at 5pm in the Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, followed by dinner in Hall.

You are welcome to stay the night in College, and there will be a celebration of the Eucharist in Chapel at 8.30 on Saturday morning.

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Friday 25 OCT 2019

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Dinner for Emmanuel Lawyers

6:45pm – Cutlers' Hall, 4 Warwick Lane, London EC4M 7BR

Members who studied Law at Emma or currently work in the industry are warmly invited to the Society's regular dinner. This year we will be at the Cutlers' Hall, 4 Warwick Lane, London EC4M 7BR, from 6.45pm. We're delighted that Mrs Justice (Amanda) Yip will be our guest speaker. Amanda (who matriculated in 1987) was appointed a High Court Judge in October 2017 and assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. She was previously a tenant at Exchange Chambers specialising in high value personal injury and clinical negligence work. Amanda was appointed as a Recorder in 2008, Queen's Counsel in 2011, and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2013.

Places are charged at £110/person and you are very welcome to bring a guest. Through a generous anonymous donation, we have arranged subsidised places for recent graduates. If you graduated between 2014 and 2019, places are charged at £55.

We would very much like students to be able to come to the dinner. If you feel you would like to sponsor one of them, please add the cost of full or part sponsorship to your booking.

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Thursday 14 NOV 2019

'Emma: More than a degree?' – Panel Discussion

6:00pm – h Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ

A panel of members, James Fox, Bobby Seagull, Shelly-Ann Meade and Henrietta Hill, will be discussing their College experience, with a focus on the way that Emma has served members in their education and careers. The panel will take place at h Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ, with drinks from 6pm. There will be a Q&A afterwards, followed by informal food, drinks and networking.

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Saturday 16 NOV 2019

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Society Day: Quizzing, Messiah and AGM


We’re delighted that our 2017–18 University Challenge captain, Bobby Seagull, will be speaking to us in the morning about puzzling and quizzing, and giving us inside information about his experiences on UC!

The afternoon will include a sing- and play-through of Handel’s Messiah from scratch in the Chapel. We will be joined by the Chapel Choir and members of the College Music Society, and singers, players and even brave listeners are all welcome. Messiah is scored for strings, oboes, bassoon and trumpets.

There will lunch in the Old Library from 1pm and also the Society AGM at 10am.

The Library and Archives will also be open.

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Private Exhibition Visit to the British Museum

David Souden, now Head of Exhibitions at the British Museum, has very kindly offered to arrange a special event there in connection with one of their exhibitions.

Further details will be confirmed; please register your interest.

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Wednesday 4 DEC 2019

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Book Group: The Great Darkness by Jim Kelly

8:00pm – Fellows' Breakfast Room

Back to books set in Cambridge with a story very suitable for the long dark nights of December. This is the first of a series: Detective Inspector Eden Brooke has his usual nightly swim in the Cam: he prefers night to day following an eye injury in WWI. What’s unusual is that it is Autumn 1939, the beginning of WWII and of the blackouts.  The following morning a body is found in the river…..

An Amazon reviewer says "It's a crime novel. A story of a murder. Or rather of murder and death and manhunts and investigations. There are multiple, parallel threads and crimes that cross and intertwine. There is a clever who-done-it in there and period detail that is core to the crimes. There’s a cast of varied characters that pop in and out of the narrative and who left me hoping for further appearances, other books, more opportunities to learn of their world. The hero sails through the centre of this darting, complex story holding it altogether and quickly working his way into your affections.

This is an accomplished book. A fun read by any standards, but what really raised it to the level of one of the few series I wait and hope for the latest instalment of, was the depiction of night-time, wartime Cambridge. The quiet, the peace and the danger and the poverty. This is a complex Cambridge. A lovely place but also a real-world location.” 

We say: Light the fire, curl in an armchair, and devour tea, crumpets and book then come to the Fellows’ Breakfast Room at 8pm on Monday December 4th to discuss it. There’ll be port, cheeses and fruit, coffee and tea as usual. 

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Tuesday 10 DEC 2019

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Christmas carol service in London

6:00pm – Temple Church, Temple EC4Y 7BB

Members are very welcome to our annual carol service in London at the Temple Church, Temple EC4Y 7BB. Join members, students, staff and the Chapel Choir in singing a range of carols, and enjoy drinks in the church afterwards.

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Wednesday 18 DEC 2019

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Dickens Walking Tour of Southwark

We're delighted that Lucinda Hawksley, who led last year's very successful Christmas Carol walk, will be taking us on a Dickens-themed tour of Southwark and Borough Market.

Places are charged at £20 and are strictly limited, so please book early!

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City Dinner

6:45pm – Little Ship Club, Bell Wharf Lane, London EC4R 3TB

If you work in the City, or are currently working in finance, we'd love to see you there at the Society's City Dinner at the Little Ship Club in Spring 2020.