QUB Golf Day – report

26 May

On Friday the 22nd of May the QUAL annual golf day took place hosted by John Kelly at Beaconsfield golf club in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. On a pleasant and dry day this magnificent and testing course was presented in excellent condition from tee to green giving every opportunity to the intrepid golfer able to hold his or her nerve. The day began with a gathering in the comfort of the clubhouse for bacon rolls and coffee giving the perfect opportunity for newcomers and old-timers alike to meet and prepare for the challenges ahead. Beaconsfield is a magnificent parkland course, first opened in 1914 as a club for private members with a stately clubhouse at its centre with the warmth and character of that period and the golfing generations since.  This peaceful and secluded course buried deep in the Buckinghamshire woodland combines wide and sweeping fairways with fast and undulating greens and the occasional wild deer.

Queen’s alumni on the day featured past champions so competition for the trophy was heated, but in the end the power and consistency of Johnny Bramley was just too much for the rest of the field as he shot a fantastic 39 Stapleford points. Experienced veteran of this event Roger Lascelles came extremely close with a score of 38 but in the end it just wasn’t enough to stop the trophy being handed to Johnny in the clubhouse at the end of a satisfying dinner. Thanks go to: John Kelly for organising this event; to Victor Ferguson, Henry Hutchinson and the other members of Beaconsfield golf club for their generous hosting on the day, and to Suzanne Allen as eagle-eyed match photographer. The trophy now goes to rest on the Bramley mantelpiece till May next year which leaves plenty of time for everyone else to think about how they’re going to win it back. 01-DSC_0673 (Large) 02-DSC_0680 (Large) 03-DSC_0684 (Large) 04-DSC_0689 (Large) 05-DSC_0693 (Large) 11-DSC_0716 (Large) 12-DSC_0726 (Large) 13-DSC_0727 (Large) 14-DSC_0737 (Large) 15-DSC_0740 (Large) 16-DSC_0742 (Large) 17-DSC_0743 (Large) 18-DSC_0746 (Large) 19-DSC_0749 (Large) 20-DSC_0758 (Large) 21-DSC_0760 (Large)

Opening Doors, an insight into the rise of the Screen industries in Northern Ireland – The QUAL Lecture 2015, Tue 24th March 7pm

9 Feb QUAL Lecture 2015 flyer,

QUAL Lecture 2015 flyer,

We are delighted to welcome Richard Williams CEO of NI Screen to deliver our lecture this year.

Richard will tell us why we’ve been seeing so much more of Northern Ireland on our screens both big and small and explain the positive effects on the wider economy. It’s a real pleasure to announce this event so soon after the Bafta win for Northern Ireland short film Boogaloo and Graham.

The event will be at the offices of Allen and Overy, Bishops Square, E1 6AD on Tue, 24th March, 7pm for 7:30pm.

Advance registration is required: Reserve your place now

QUAL Dinner 2014 Images

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The QUAL annual dinner took place on Thursday 6th November in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields with addresses from Mike Brown, Queen’s Alumnus and Managing Director of Transport for London and Professor John Brewer, Professor of Post Conflict Studies at Queen’s University Belfast.  Over 60 QUAL members and guests from all generations of graduates gathered for this formal but fun evening and heard about the impressive developments at Queens over the past year and in particular the important work of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice and new Vice Chancellor Professor Paddy Johnson’s vision for Queens in 2020. QUAL president Susan Obando-Doris updated guests on the work of QUAL over the year and handed over the chain of office to the incoming QUAL President Mr Cormac Bradley.

Reminder to book your place for the Annual Gala Dinner on Thursday 6th Nov (links corrected!)

21 Oct

The President, Susan Doris-Obando, and Council
take great pleasure in inviting you to

The QUAL Annual Gala Dinner

Thursday 6 November 2014

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

St Martin in the Fields logo

Guest Speaker:

Mike Brown, Managing Director, London Underground

Dress: Black Tie   |   Reception: 6.45pm   |   Dinner: 7.30pm

To book your place, please email susan.doris-obando@freshfields.com
and make payment by selecting the appropriate payment link below

QUAL members: £65

Guests: £70

QUB graduates (2010-2014): £50

or

by cheque payable to QUAL and sent to Susan Doris-Obando at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HS

To book a whole table please contact Susan directly

Confirmation shall be sent by email

We look forward to seeing you there!

QUAL Annual Gala Dinner – Thursday 6 November 2014

15 Oct

The President, Susan Doris-Obando, and Council
take great pleasure in inviting you to

The QUAL Annual Gala Dinner

Thursday 6 November 2014

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

St Martin in the Fields logo

Guest Speaker:

Mike Brown, Managing Director, London Underground

Dress: Black Tie   |   Reception: 6.45pm   |   Dinner: 7.30pm

To book your place, please email susan.doris-obando@freshfields.com
and make payment by selecting the appropriate payment link below

QUAL members: £65

Guests: £70

QUB graduates (2010-2014): £50

or

by cheque payable to QUAL and sent to Susan Doris-Obando at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HS

Confirmation shall be sent by email

We look forward to seeing you there!

Notice of AGM of Queen’s University Association London

29 Sep

All members of QUAL are cordially invited to attend the annual AGM.

When: Wednesday, 8 October 2014 at 6.30pm for 6.45pm start.

Where: Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ.

Members are requested to register in advance. Please email stephaskane@hotmail.com to confirm attendance and ensure your name is added to the list at reception.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Pub Quiz on Wed 17th Sept 2014 at 7pm

15 Sep

Venue: The Duke and Duchess 2/3 Creed Lane, London EC4V 5BR
(St Paul’s or Blackfriars tube / City Thameslink or Blackfriars train)

We will be welcoming current Queen’s students who are visiting for a finance tour and some recent graduates who have just relocated to London.

Come as a team (5 people) or on your own as we will make up some teams on the night and brush up on your general knowledge and current affairs in the meantime. Non QUAL friends are very welcome.

No need to rsvp

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