Queen’s University Association, London
The President and Council of QUAL have great pleasure in inviting you to the
ANNUAL GALA DINNER
Wednesday 15th November 2017
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
The Queen’s University Association London’s Annual Black Tie Dinner takes place on the evening of Wednesday 15th November 2017 at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
Guest speaker is Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, PC, QC, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. We will also be joined by the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Students, Professor David Jones.
Lord Kerr served as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2009, and was the last Lord of Appeal in Ordinary appointed before the creation of The Supreme Court.
Lord Kerr was educated at St Colman’s College, Newry, and read law at Queen’s University, Belfast. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1970, and to the Bar of England and Wales at Gray’s Inn in 1974.
He served as Junior Crown Counsel from 1978 to 1983, at which point he took silk and served as Senior Crown Counsel from 1988 to 1993. In 1993 he was appointed a Judge of the High Court and knighted. He became Lord Chief Justice and joined the Privy Council in 2004.
Lord Kerr succeeded Lord Carswell of Killeen as Northern Ireland’s Lord of Appeal in Ordinary on 29 June 2009, the last Law Lord appointed before the creation of The Supreme Court.
Professor David Jones is Professor of Biomaterial Science at Queen’s University Belfast and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students. He gained a BSc in Pharmacy (1985), a PhD in Pharmaceutics (1988) and, in 2006, a DSc., all from Queens University of Belfast.
In 1994 he was appointed to a lectureship at the School of Pharmacy, QUB, was promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 1997 and again promoted to a personal Chair (based in the School of Pharmacy). He is the author of two textbooks, 6 patents and over 400 research papers/communications and has been awarded the Lilly prize for pharmaceutical research and the British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Award.
Professor Jones is both a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Chemist and is an elected Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Member of the Institute of Engineers in Ireland.
As a member of the University Executive Board, Professor Jones has responsibility for:
- Chair of Education Committee
- Responsibility for Institutional Education Strategy
- Responsibility for student issues
- Member of INTO Board and Chair of Academic Sub-Group
The dinner is open to all Queen’s University alumni and their guests; members of QUAL enjoy reduced rates for this dinner and other events.
Tickets can be booked online here:
Non Members £80
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