I want to bring you up-to-date on the June 10th Reunion being held on the Strand Campus. We are finalising arrangements so I can confirm that the cost of tickets will be £20. This will include refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits) at the beginning of the reunion plus a two course buffet lunch. Please contact the KCL Alumni Office for further details and tickets (you can also phone them on 020 7848 3053). There will be a Strawberry tea (£8) from 15.30 till 17.30 on the terrace next to Somerset House – again, details from the Alumni Office.
I can also confirm that we will be having a Kensington Walk on the afternoon of Sunday June 11th. The exact route is yet to be finalized, but Jo Crocker who devised last year’s walk, is working on it. We hope to follow the same overall plan as last year i.e. meet in the Windsor castle pub on Campden Hill Road between 12noon and 2pm for lunch and/or drinks and a chat before starting the walk at 2pm to end up in a local park coffee shop…..or another hostelry!
You may also wish to make a really big occasion of the weekend and plan to attend the Reunion Ball (Dinner/Dance) on the Saturday evening (June 10th). This will be held in the Waldorf Hotel’s stunning venue of the Palm Court, which has been restored to its Edwardian splendour. Tickets will cost £75 and include a champagne reception, a four course meal and includes half a bottle of wine each. I have arranged with Alison Taylor (KCLA Social Secretary) that QEC alumni can request places on a ‘QEC table’ – when you book your tickets please say you want to be seated on a QEC table so you can all chat about the old days…..or at the very least, know who you are gossiping about! If enough of you book places, we may be able to fill several QEC tables and show the KCL and Chelsea alumni how to have a good time!
For those of you who don’t fancy the dinner/dance, perhaps you’d like to meet for drinks in the Waldorf anyway – it’s on the Aldwych, very central and close to the Strand Campus where we’ll be for the reunion.
So, just a few things there for you to ponder on, and plan to do. I do so hope I will be meeting as many of you as possible on June 10th and 11th. It promises to be a very special weekend.
Bye for now