It’s about time we gave you something to look forward to while you all slog through your exams – so it’s time you put our end of year picnic in your diary!
We will be meeting on Saturday 25th May at 12:30pm outside Great Portland Street Station, after which we will proceed to Regents Park where we will have our picnic. As usual, we will make a special effort to be near a toilet, so find us near the Cow and Coffee Bean if you cant make 12.30.
The Committee & Committee-elect will be pulling together a delicious feast; homemade cakes, sandwiches and much more. We shall also endeavor to provide a jug of Pimms or three. If you would like to bring some food to share that would be wonderful. Also, please do bring some alcohol of your own to keep you going through the afternoon (Bottles of prosecco will make excellent bats for a spot of cricket later on too!!).
All we ask is for a small £2 donation from everyone to help cover the costs to the Society.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday May 25th and do check out the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/453869091366234/
Last week the UCL Union took the unwarranted decision to close their food and drinks outlets in order to respect ‘International Workers Day’ on the 1st May. This has already disadvantaged many students busy on campus with revising for the stressful exam period and seems even more bizarre when one considers that there is already a bank holiday in May for this very reason.
As a result of this closure, which was decided upon without the input of the students that the union claims to represent, a number of students have banded together to run a coffee and cake stall on campus – outside of the closed cafes. The stall is being funded completely through donations and all proceeds are going to the excellent Macmillan Cancer Research charity. These efforts have attracted support from local businesses and they have even received the coffee needed as a donation from Starbucks.
Predictably, the Union have responded to this effort by attacking those running the stall for undermining worker’s struggles and, by accepting the Starbucks donation, for endorsing workers’ rights abuses. The extraordinary attack on on-campus charity activity concludes that those running the stall are ‘scabbing,’ a pejorative term for those that undermine workers. This disgraceful attack by the Union has been met with understandable contempt by its members, who plan to flock to the stall in the absence of tomorrow’s closures regardless.
You can read the Union’s statement here: uclu.org/blogs/edwin-clifford-coupe/international-workers-day-starbucks
Orignally published by Campus Reform UK on 30th April.
UCLU has decided to close some of their facilities in the middle of exam season in order to celebrate May Day. While the Sabbs have the day off to go out and drink the rest of us students will be stuck with reduced facilities for things like tea and coffee. Thanks a lot UCLU for putting your politics above our degrees.
Please note: the champagne reception is now being held in the Haldane Room, NOT the South Cloisters as previously stated.
If you need help finding us, check out this handy map:http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk/screenRoute.aspx?s=15&d=187&w=False
We look forward to seeing you at 6.30pm in the Haldane Room on Saturday April 20th.
One week to go till our Alumni Dinner! Hope you’re as excited as we are.
Looking forward to welcoming you to UCL from 6.30pm on Saturday April 20th.
It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you to UCL next Saturday, April 20th, for our Alumni Dinner. Ticket sales have now ended and this event has completely & utterly sold out – we even added an extra table at the last minute due to demand! The praise must go to Louisa Townson for putting in hours of effort to organize this event, as well as members of the committee who have helped to advertise it. We cannot wait for next weekend – it will be magical!
Champagne Reception in UCL South Cloisters
Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz whilst you sip on a few glasses of champagne and catch up with faces old and new, all in the splendor of the UCL Cloisters.
Move through to the Old Refectory
Join us for some wise words from our excellent guest speaker, Rt Hon Peter Lilley, several more glasses of wine and a delicious three-course meal. Our speaker, Peter Lilley currently represents the constituency of Hitchin & Harpenden. He was a Cabinet minister during the Thatcher & Major governments. Also, if you haven’t already, and you have a ticket then *please* choose your dinner here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8PDBXYN
After party: Bourne and Hollingsworth
Once we’ve all finished our meal we will head to Bourne & Hollingsworth where we have reservations for all our guests. We will finish the night celebrating in style all that UCL Conservatives have achieved 2012-2013! http://www.bourneandhollingsworth.com/
We very much look forward to seeing you next weekend and please do remember the dress code for this event is black tie. If you have any questions or queries then get in touch with the society via email [firstname.lastname@example.org] or contact any member of the committee on facebook or twitter. See you soon!
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Thatcher LG OM FRS
Baroness Thatcher was Prime Minister from 1979-1990. She was a Life Patron of the Society
Come and join the team from Bright Blue as they host a discussion here at University College London Tories on the future of the Conservative Party. Take a break out of revision to take part in the discussion – grab a free book and a few drinks while you’re at it! There will be plenty of time for debate and Q&A.
~Ryan Shorthouse, Executive Director, Bright Blue
~Jonathan Algar, Executive Member, Bright Blue
- Date: Wednesday 24th April 2013, 19:00
- Venue: Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT [Directions: http://bit.ly/11Q0YCu]
- Event hashtag: #bbtory20 @WeAreBrightBlue @UCLTories
- Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/498406726884002/
No RSVP Required.
“Bright Blue campaigns for the Conservative Party to implement liberal, progressive policies that draw on Conservative traditions of community, entrepreneurialism, responsibility, liberty and fairness.” – http://brightblue.org.uk/