2019 Annual Gala Dinner

The President and Council of QUAL have great pleasure in inviting you to the


Wednesday 6th November 2019

The Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LF

With Guest Speaker the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster and in the company of the President and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Ian Greer



The Queen’s University Association London’s Annual Black Tie Dinner takes place from 7.00pm on the evening of Wednesday 6th November 2019  at The Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London.

Guest speaker is the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and former First Minister. We will also be joined by the University’s President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, for his first QUAL event since assuming office.




Arlene Foster has been involved in politics since she was a student at Queen’s University. A lawyer by profession, she was born and bred in South East Fermanagh and still lives in the County with her husband and three children.

Arlene joined the DUP in 2004 and has been a senior representative for the party since that time. She has been an Executive member of the Democratic Unionist Party since 2004 and was elected leader of the party on 17th December 2015 following the retirement of Peter Robinson. Mrs Foster was the First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2016 to 2017 and remains the highest profile politician in Northern Ireland.


Ian Greer

Professor Ian Greer was appointed as President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast on 1 August 2018.

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Professor Greer became a Research Fellow at the Department of Medicine, Glasgow in 1982 and became a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh in 1987.

He returned to the University of Glasgow in 1991 as Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and held the Muirhead Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1991 until 2000. He became Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2001, and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Medicine in 2003.

In 2007, he was appointed Dean of the Hull York Medical School before moving to the University of Liverpool in 2010 where he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and Provost for Research from 2013. He joined the University of Manchester in 2015, where he was Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), and Chair of the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), a cross sector collaboration of eight Universities and NHS partners.

Professor Greer is also Chair of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Board. He was a member of the UK Government’s Office for Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board that developed the UK’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, that was published in August 2017. In addition, he is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Centre.



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. You can join QUAL here

Tickets can be booked online at Gocardless on the links below. Please note that although payment is collected by Direct Debit, this is a one-off payment.

QUAL Members £80click here

Non-members and Guests £85click here

Recent QUB Graduates (2010 and later) £65click here

Alternatively, should you wish to book your place and pay by cheque, please email qualondon@gmail.com