Physics & Astronomy Gala Dinner 2015

Professor Jon Butterworth

Professor Jon Butterworth, Head of Physics and Astronomy, is delighted to announce the Physics & Astronomy Department Gala Dinner on Friday 23 October 2015.

The Gala Dinner aims to bring together our alumni, students and staff for a celebration of what has fundamentally made this Department a success- you!

The Old Refectory UCL. Credit: UCL Media Services

Date: Friday 23 October 2015

Location: Ambassadors, Bloomsbury. Further details will be included in your e-ticket upon confirmation of your booking.

Price: £45 per person, inclusive of a welcome drink, three-course dinner with wine, coffee and petites fours.

Booking closes: Sunday 11th October 2015, 11.59pm

Dress code: Smart

Places available: 48 Alumni, 27 Students, 20 Staff, guests are welcome

The Old Refectory UCL. Credit: UCL Media Services

Annual Physics Lecture

UCL Christopher Ingold Auditorium and Wilkins North Cloisters

Unticketed and open to all.

4.15pm - 5.15pm: Lecture given by Dr Gavin Hesketh entitled "Life after the Higgs: where next for particle physics?"

Christopher Ingold Auditorium XLG2

5.30pm - 6pm: Drinks Reception

Wilkins North Cloisters

Physics and Astronomy Gala Dinner

Ambassadors Bloomsbury. 12 Upper Woburn Place, London. WC1H OHX.

Please purchase tickets to attend the Gala Dinner.

6.30pm: Guests seated for dinner

Welcome speech by Professor Jon Butterworth (Head of Department) followed by the student awards ceremony

7.15pm: Dinner service

9.15pm: After dinner speech by Professor R S Ellis FRS.

Professor Ellis is about to return as Professor to his alma mater UCL from his current position as the Steele Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH). His distinguished research focuses on observational cosmology addressing issues related to the nature of the world model, the origin and evolution of galaxies, the growth of large scale structure and the nature and distribution of dark matter.

The Old Refectory UCL. Credit: UCL Media Services

Menu choices should be made at time of booking, through the link on the Booking tab.


Bocconcini mozzarella salad with vine cherry tomatoes, basil and olives (v)


Scottish smoked salmon with keta caviar, creme fraiche and lemon

Main Courses

Roast corn-fed chicken with ballotine sun-dried tomato quinoa, roast pepper and olive stew


Salmon with tender steam broccoli, French beans, lemon and salsa Verde


Butternut squash parcels with walnut sauce and rocket salad (v)


Almond and peach tart with clotted ice-cream


Coconut and vanilla pod pannacotta with mango sorbet and ginger snap biscuit


The Old Refectory UCL. Credit: UCL Media Services

Ticketing is now open.

You can purchase your ticket from the online store:

Booking is open until Wednesday 7th October 2015.


Ms Alaina McGhee
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3943

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