UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


IRDR Network Roundtable Dinner

26 November 2019, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

UCL Quad and Portico building

Staff, students, graduates, alumni and members are all cordially invited to the annual IRDR Network Roundtable Dinner. The theme of the dinner is ‘Building Resilience’.

Event Information

Open to

Invitation Only


Rosanna Smith


Jeremy Bentham Room
United Kingdom

During the dinner, there will be a roundtable discussion led by our speaker Dina D’Ayala, who is an earthquake engineer, Professor and Head of Structures in the UCL Department of Civil Engineering and co-Director of EPICentre. She has extensive experience in engineered resilience, including working with international agencies in Nepal and the Philippines, and for the Global Programme for Safe Schools.

The Guest of Honour will be John Twigg, an internationally renowned researcher on disaster risk reduction, who has written extensively on community-based approaches and vulnerability. He is a UCL Honorary Professor and member of IRDR Gender and Disaster Centre. John will be first discussant. He will also present the IRDR student prizes for 2019.

Dinner will be a two-course meal including wine, followed by coffee and petits fours (menu below). Tickets are £35. Reduced rate tickets for IRDR alumni are £30.  Special rate tickets for recent graduates, current students and postdocs are £25. 

We encourage you to buy your ticket as soon as possible as places are limited; the deadline for buying tickets is 5.00pm on Monday 11/11/2019. Please email irdr-enterprise@ucl.ac.uk (with subject line Annual Dinner) for ticket purchase instructions, along with your menu choices.

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Sparkling wine or elderflower fizz on arrival


Orzo salad, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, chickpeas with a lemon & basil dressing (V)


Smoked trout with potato & shoot salad with caper mayonnaise


Beetroot ravioli, wilted greens, sage & onion butter (V)


Pork belly with spring onion & apple mash, braised red cabbage, crackling & madeira jus

Coffee / Tea and Petit Fours

Accompanied with wine and water

About the Speaker

at University College London