October 13, 2020

October News and Upcoming Events

We hope the crisp air and coloured backdrop of changing leaves are bringing about feelings of coziness. Each new season is an opportunity to remind ourselves to take peace in transitions. Autumn especially is a signal for us to let go, just like the leaves. 

If your time is now spent increasingly indoors like so many of us, we have a few events to contribute to the passing of an evening or two. While still virtual per the guidelines of Columbia University and CAA, we have a few new collaborations scheduled including Oktoberfest with CAA Germany, a Columbia Venture Community event, and an open invitation to a Columbia Alumni Leadership Experience event for interested volunteers. And join us this Halloween for a spooktacular virtual haunted tour through London. 👻 🎃 💀  Read on to register (if you dare)

As we aim to limit our email newsletter to once a month, please make sure you’re connected on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our growing members only Slack community for updates and the latest information on all our activities.

Lastly, for anyone curious on the latest regarding the University’s policies, guidelines and actions in regards to Covid, please visit: covid19.columbia.edu

Do reach out at connect@columbiaclub.london if you need anything. 

Courtney and Stephen

Giving Day 2020 | October 28, 2020

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A reminder that later this month you’ll receive an email from us regarding Giving Day. On October 28, 2020, you can give through Columbia by supporting the schools, programs, and causes that you care most about. Last year, 18,622 gifts raised more than $22 million! As we have in years past, CUCL will donate a set amount per each donation given in association with the Club, so when donating to your cause of choice, please remember to select that you are giving in association with our club. You can learn more about Giving Day HERE.

Stay tuned for more information! 

October Events:

Oktoberfest — An Online Alumni Volksfest | October 21, 2020 @ 18:30 BST

As this years Volksfest in Munich was unfortunately cancelled, we're bringing the festivities online. 

This co-sponsored event brings alumni members from London and Germany together to learn more about this centuries old festival and imbibe on beer from the comforts of home.


CVC Columbia Alumni Demo Night | October 21, 2020 @ 19:00 BST

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The London Chapter of the Columbia Venture Community (CVC) cordially invites you to attend its 1st Annual Columbia Alumni Demo Night. During London’s FinTech & PropTech themed evening, six fast-growing and successful startups will provide a showcase of their operations in this space. The six startups (selected from a talented pool of 100 companies) all have Columbia alumnae founders or key executives.


Halloween Ghost Tour 2020 | October 31, 2020 @ 19:30 GMT

Prepare to be spooked by tales of ghosts, ghouls & gallows

Sit back and strap yourself in for a spooktacular ride as our live tour guide takes you on a delightfully horrible adventure across London. Dare you take part in our virtual ghost tour of London? If you don’t have the guts to brave it by yourself, why not get gather your family together for a frighteningly fun experience in lockdown?

Tickets are £6.50 per screen. When you book your ticket, you'll receive a link before the event good for your entire household to enjoy this experience. The tour manager suggests age 12+, but all are welcome with their parents. 

Upcoming Events:

Mindfulness and Hygee | November TBD

Hygge (hyoo·guh) is a Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.

Join members from London and Denmark as we learn how to incorporate Hygge into our lives as the days grow shorter and we'll all be indoors more frequently this coming autumn and winter. 

November Date TBD. 

Other Events:

Hydrogen, the future fuel: Hype or Reality? | October 27, 2020 @ 17:00 BST

Is Hydrogen the silver bullet for carbon neutrality? You might think so with the recent news about Hydrogen Policy from Brussels and national governments as well as the many investments being made by oil companies, utilities, and industry. But Hydrogen has been the fuel of the future before and yet never quite broke through. Is it different today?

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