Chemistry Lab Dinner

Alumni and guests are invited to the UCL Chemistry Lab Dinner which will be held on Friday 21st November 2014.

Before the dinner there will be an opportunity to meet fellow alumni in the Nyholm Room from 4.30pm for tea and coffee.  This is followed by a lecture at 5pm in the Chemistry Auditorium.  This year the lecture will be given by the departments' very own Professor Giuseppe Battaglia, entitled "Molecular Bionics: Copying Nature to Control Nature", which will then be followed by a drinks reception in the Nyholm Room.

Due to UCL building works, we have had to make changes to the venue. The new venue for the dinner will be the Ambassadors Hotel on Upper Woburn Place, only a short walk from the department. 

4.30pm Nyholm Room Meet fellow alumni for tea and coffee
5.00pm Christopher Ingold Auditorium

Lecture by Professor Giuseppe Battaglia

"Molecular Bionics: Copying Nature to Control Nature"

Nyholm Room Drinks Reception

Ambassadors Hotel

12 Upper Woburn Place London, WC1H 0HX



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


Scottish smoked salmon with keta caviar, crème fraiche and lemon

Main Courses

(Roast potatoes & a selection of vegetables will accompany all main courses)

Rack of lamb with parmesan herb crust, minted cannellini beans and thyme jus


Seared tuna, french beans, kalamata olives, sun-blushed tomatoes & yoghurt dressing


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


Almond and peach tart with clotted cream ice-cream


Coconut and vanilla pod panna cotta with mango sorbet & ginger snap biscuit

Ambassadors Hotel Bar - For guests that wish to mingle following the dinner, the hotel has a bar area.

The full cost of the evening is £45 for alumni and guests, for current postgraduate students, a limited number of tickets will be charged at £35. This cost includes a 3 course meal with tea and coffee plus half a bottle of wine. If you wish to attend, please complete the on-line booking form at Chemistry Lab Dinner by 31st October 2014.

Should you have any queries regarding this year’s event, please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Best

Images courtesy of Michael J. Phillips Photography.

Previous UCL Chemistry lab dinners

If you have any photos that you took at past dinners, please send them either by post or email (as .gif or .jpg files) to Dr Andrea Sella:

Dr Andrea Sella 
Department of Chemistry 
University College London 
20 Gordon Street 
London WC1H 0AJ

who will scan them and return your photos to you as soon as possible.  Please remember to include your postal address.