May 07, 2019

May News and Upcoming Events

April seemed to zip by but it was nonetheless a memorable month. On April 11th, the room at the Oxford and Cambridge Club was at capacity as we hosted Donna MacPhee '89CC with special guest Xavier Rolet KBE ‘84BUS. It was a stimulating conversation ranging on everything from the current state of the global economy to quantum computing and the impact future technology will have on the workforce.

If you missed it not to worry, we’ve got even more planned for May and onward.

Making her international playwriting debut, Anchuli Felicia King’s (SoA ‘18) White Pearl is premiering at the Royal Court the month. It is masterfully directed by director Nana Daki (SoA ‘18) and our members are invited to a Q&A before the show—see below for details.

We’ve set all the details for our trip to Scotland for an exclusive look at the new V&A Museum in Dundee, led by our own Maurizio Mucciola (GSAPP ‘07). After the tour, we'll be breaking bread and enjoying a meal with our Edinburgh alumni at The Doric.

And once again our reputation is on the line as we participate in the annual US Alumni Club quiz night on June 6th. We’ve had great success the last few years, and hope to break the streak of almost winning, and taking the top prize this year. Spots are limited to be sure to register below!

Stay tuned for more summer activities including a tour of World War II history marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Keep and eye on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates and the latest information on all our activities.

Do reach out at [email protected] if you need anything.

Courtney (President) & Stephen (Vice President)

Join Us:

Upcoming CUCL Events for May:


White Pearl | Saturday May 18th, 18:15

White Pearl marks Columbia School of the Arts alumna and writer Anchuli Felicia King’s international playwriting debut. King is an exciting, original young voice and it’s a play rich with twists, dark comedy and brutal honesty. Directed by Nana Dakin (SoA '18).

A Q&A event with the playwright will proceed the performance at the Royal Court's Balcony Bar. 




CVC Event | Wednesday May 22nd, 19:00

Incubation Night is a small event where Founders can pitch their Business Idea in an “elevator pitch” style. The event is capped at 20 total attendees and attendees offer direct feedback to the Founder in a low-stakes, low-stress environment.

We’re also welcoming Courtland Thomas (CC '16), head of the NYC-CVC chapter, to our event and he’s looking forward to meeting the London CVCers.



May Happy Hour | Wednesday May 29th, 19:00

Save the date! 🍺 🍷 🍹

Our May Happy Hour will be the last Wednesday of the month in Coal Drops Yard—further details to be announced in the coming days, please check Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.



Events In June:


V&A Museum in Dundee Scotland | Saturday June 1st, 12:00

Join us for an exclusive tour of the new V&A Museum in Dundee, Scotland led by our own Maurizio Mucciola (GSAPP ‘07). Maurizio is a director at Architects and was the project architect in charge of delivering the revolutionary building, which has already won a number of prizes for its innovative design and stunning form.

A full afternoon (and evening) events are planned. To learn more, please visit the event page.


Dinner at The Doric – Edinburgh Event | Saturday June 1st, 20:00

Join us as we host a dinner for alumni from Edinburgh and members visiting from London after a day at the V&A Museum in Dundee.

This is open to all alumni who would like to join us for good food, good drink, and good conversation. Please book in advance so we can make reservations.


US Alumni Club Annual Pub Quiz | Thursday June 6th, 19:00

For the third year in a row, put your trivia knowledge and the pride of the CUCL on the line in our annual battle with Georgetown, Notre Dame, Wellesley College, Northwestern University Club of the U.K., University of Pennsylvania and others.

Your ticket price includes 2 drinks (wine or beer), pub snacks, and booking fees but you MUST purchase a ticket from the US Alumni Club’s in order to participate.

There are limited spaces for our Club’s team available on a first come, first served basis.




Other Events:


Barnard Book talk on Red Lipstick | Tuesday May 21st, 19:00

Please join us at the Royal Institution ( for a book talk by Rachel Felder BC '89 on her new and fifth book Red Lipstick: An Ode to a Beauty Icon, looking into the history and power of lipstick, why women love it, and some of the famous women who have embraced it. Rachel Felder is an author and journalist who has written about beauty, style and trends for many outlets, including the New York Times and the Financial Times.

Copies of her book will be on sale at the event. Drinks and canapes included!

Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Please RSVP as soon as possible to [email protected]

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