UCL Faculty of Laws


Denys Holland Scholarship Dinner 2019

17 October 2019, 7:00 pm–10:30 pm

Professor Denys Holland

A scholarship dinner for UCL Alumni

Event Information

Open to

UCL alumni




Denys Holland Scholarship Committee


Haldane Room
UCL Wilkins building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Denys Holland Scholarship Dinner
Thursday 17 October 2019

Speaker:  Professor Sir Ian Kennedy QC (hon)

The Denys Holland dinner will be held on Thursday 17 October, in the Haldane Room, off the North Cloisters of UCL (Reception from 7pm, Dinner from 7:30pm). Spaces are limited so please reply early to avoid disappointment.
Our distinguished speaker this year is our own Professor Sir Ian Kennedy QC (Hon) who will discuss his recent book “Cleaning up the Mess: After the MPs’ Expenses Scandal” about his experiences as the Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. Ian is a world-recognised expert in Health Law, Ethics and Policy, has chaired Public Inquiries and Reviews, advised governments and international agencies and been a keynote speaker throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. He is a lawyer whose expertise has been recognized by his being elected a Fellow of the British Academy and appointed an Honorary QC. He developed a new field of scholarship (medical law and ethics) and has written leading works in the area. From the early 1980s he became increasingly involved in public service, becoming a member of such bodies as the General Medical Council and the Medicines Commission a member and then chairman of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. At the same time he began to undertake reviews and inquiries for various Government Departments on areas of national policy. Sir Ian has also made programmes for BBC radio and television, including the Reith Lectures and 2 series on BBC2 TV about ethical challenges faced by doctors.
I do hope you can join us for what is always a very enjoyable evening in aid of a worthwhile cause.
Nicholas Holland, Chairman
How to Book your Place

The price is £60 per head which includes a three course meal and delicious wines.
To book online at 2019-denys-holland-dinner.eventbrite.co.uk where you can also make a donation to the scholarship fund. Or alternatively book offline and return the booking form to Lisa Penfold by Monday 7 October.

To book and pay offline, please download the form below.

  • Cheques for the dinner should be made payable to “University College London”;
  • Donations made by cheque should be made out to “UCL Development Fund – Denys Holland Scholarship”, accompanied by the Gift Aid form .

The dinner always makes a small surplus but since this is the only fund-raising event we run, we would welcome any extra donation you feel able to make.

About the Denys Holland Scholarship fund

Professor Denys Holland, in whose memory the Denys Holland Fund was created via donations from his students, was a sociable and compassionate man. A Professor of Law and Dean of Students, one of his principal concerns was the welfare and fulfilment of students under his care. His admissions policy for the Faculty of Laws was aimed at a broad range of students who would enter fully into college life.

The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country who,without the support of the scholarship,would be unable to secure the  funding required to study at UCL and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.

This scholarship has changed lives.

Recent recipients have said: “...the scholarship was life changing. It was the kindest act of generosity, confidence in my ability and an appreciation of my contribution; which were not available to me at either my school or at home. At UCL, I arrived feeling valued and equal.

And another said: “Denys Holland Scholarship truly changed my life and I would love to be able to help other people to have that same opportunity."