February 2016

President’s Tea Party 23rd January 2016

A group of 25 members and guests welcomed the 2016 GUWC style by meeting for afternoon tea at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe.

This was a fantastic venue by the Thames – well chosen Anne O’Hagan! The excellent selection of cakes and the good company of fellow Glasgow University graduates certainly blew away any January cobwebs!

Committee Welcome

In the last newsletter we put out a call to Get Involved! and we’re delighted to say that Cathy Black has indeed got involved! Anne O’Hagan and the rest of the committee are really looking forward to working with Cathy who will be a great asset to the team.

If you would like to follow Cathy’s lead, contact Anne O’Hagan.

Forthcoming Events:

This month we are asking for responses for not one, but 2 events. For those booking by cheque, the form at the end of the newsletter can be used for one or both events. For those booking by bank transfer, one email and one bank transfer are all that that is required.

There is a slightly different format to the Spring Lunch this year, so we are asking you to choose your main course from a selection. If your dietary requirements are not covered by the choices, please do let us know and we will accommodate you accordingly.

If you have any questions about the booking processes, get in touch and we’ll work it out.

As usual if you are unable to make the events, a short note to this effect would be appreciated.

Spring Lunch Saturday 16 April 2016

St Columba’s Church of Scotland Pont Street, London, SW1X 0DB

Price: £17.50 for 2 course lunch with wine Time: 12.30 pm for 1pm

Guest Speaker: Bernadette Lavery BM BCH FRCR MBA

Consultant Clinical Oncologist Oxford Cancer Centre and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

We are delighted that Bernadette will be joining us for lunch and giving a short talk afterwards. Bernadette is a graduate of both Glasgow University and Oxford University and is a cousin of Anne O’Hagan’s husband. Bernadette qualified in 1982 and has been a consultant oncologist in Oxford since 1995.

The 2 course lunch will be buffet style with main course choices of:

Chicken
Salmon
Vegetarian

Wine will be served with lunch.

There is a slightly different format to the Spring Lunch this year, so we are asking you to choose your main course from a selection. If your dietary requirements are not covered by the choices, please do let us know and we will accommodate you accordingly.

This month we are asking for responses for not one, but 2 events. For those booking by cheque, the form at the end of the newsletter can be used for one or both events. For those booking by bank transfer, one email and one bank transfer are all that that is required.

If you have any questions about the booking processes, get in touch and we’ll work it out.

As usual if you are unable to make the events, a short note to this effect would be appreciated.

My Mother Said I Never Should

St James’ Theatre 12 Palace Road, London, SW1E 5JA Price: £34.50

Time: See below

My Mother Said I Never Should is the most performed play by a female playwright.

Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes an archetypal 60’s rebel. When Jackie can’t face being a single mother, it is decided that baby Rosie will be brought up as Margaret’s own. That’s the plan anyway …

St James’ Theatre is a 5 minute walk from Victoria Station.

More information at www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

We have reserved group tickets for this production and need to return any unused tickets by a given date.

If anyone is interested in lunch beforehand, Trish Thomson will be at the theatre at 1pm. No formal lunch reservations will be made, we’ll just choose from the many options around about on the day.

Otherwise meet at the theatre at 2.15pm. The performance starts at 2.30pm and tickets for any latecomers will be left at the box office.

To reserve your place, either

Complete the form at the end of this newsletter and send the form together with a cheque made payable to Glasgow University Women’s Club (London) and with your name on the back to:

Marion Cameron
50 Nithdale Road
London SE18 3PA

Or by email to: events@gu-london.org.uk stating the names of any guests. It would be helpful if you would indicate whether you would like to go for lunch beforehand or not. Make a bank transfer to

Bank account name: GUWC (London)

Account number: 69548309

Sort Code: 09 01 51

Closing date: 24th March 2016

Guests welcome

This newsletter we are introducing a new feature – Meet The Committee. First up is Anne O’Hagan our President and we caught up with her recently to find out a bit more about the Glasgow Woman behind the title …

Q: What did you study at Glasgow University and when did you graduate? A: I graduated as a MA (French and German in 1977)

Q: Why did you choose Glasgow University?

A: It was my local university and came highly recommended by my modern languages teacher

Q: Why did you choose French and German for a degree?

A: I had a flair for languages and an interest in communication

Q: What is your best memory of studying at Glasgow?

A: Always running for the last train to Dumbarton after events at the QMU!

Q: Where is your favourite place to have lived and why?

A: West end of Glasgow for the convenience, buzz, architecture and people

Q: Where do you live now and how long have you lived there?

A: Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 21 years. (Very jealous – Ed)

Q: Best memories of GUWC events?

A: Visits to unusual places such as the Lord Chancellor’s Residence in the Houses of Parliament

Q: What 3 things would you save if your house went on fire?

A: A large book, family photo, a jar of coffee

Q: What would GUWC members be surprised to find out about you?

A: I used to work as a translator/interpreter at Glasgow Rangers Football Club

FOR POSTALBOOKINGS ONLY
Spring Lunch 16th April 2016 – £17.50 per person
Afternoon Theatre 7th May 2016 – £34.50 per person

I shall/shall not be attending the Spring Lunch

Member name:                                

Number of guests:                          

Guest name (s):                              

I enclose a cheque for :                    £

Main course choice (s)                    

Dietary requirements:                     

Access needs:

I shall/shall not be attending the Afternoon Theatre

I shall/shall not be arriving early for lunch before the performance

Member name:                                

Number of guests:                           

Guest name (s):                               

 

I enclose a cheque for:                     £

If you are joining both events, only one cheque is required.

Return this form and your cheque to:

Marion Cameron
50 Nithdale Road
London SE18 3PA
 

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