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: Friday 26 September 2015

Dress code: Smart

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

The Old Refectory UCL. Credit: UCL Media Services

4pm - 5pm: Lecture

5pm - 6pm: Drinks Reception

6.30pm: 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)

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

Expressions of interest are kindly requested by Friday 14 August 2015. Nominal places will be reserved for these people, but you will still need to book through the official system once it opens.

The official booking system will open later in September 2015, further details will be posted here in due course.


Ms Eve Allen
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3943

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