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This is an invitation to the annual Darwin Dinner at Hertford College - set up in 2009 to celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday. Initially, all Hertford undergraduates in Biology, Biochemistry and Human Sciences were invited. The event has gradually grown to include graduate students in Life Science subjects and last year we grew this event again to include our recent alumni (Biochemists, Biologists and Human Scientists who matriculated in or after 1996). We feel that it is exciting times for our subjects, and that we would like to share some of our passion and excitement with you, whether you have stayed in Life Sciences or not, but perhaps even more importantly than this we would value your input in establishing a subject based academic and professional network for Hertford Life Sciences. Our undergraduates (and also of course our graduate students) are facing a challenging employment market and often tell us that access to graduates who have had a similar training at university to themselves but may have gone off in a whole variety of professional (and life!) directions would be extremely valuable, as well as great fun! To start this off this year, we will hold a careers discussion before dinner focussed on the teaching profession and have invited one or two teaching alums to share their experiences with us.
We will have the dinner on Friday 12th Feb 2016 at 7.30pm, preceded by the careers discussion at 6pm and drinks at 6.45pm. In addition, there will be an engaging after dinner speech from Professor Dame Kay Davies, CBE, DBE, FMedSci, FRS, a Fellow of the College. It really would be wonderful to see as many of you as possible. Hopefully, this will be a great opportunity for some of you to reconnect with the college in this extraordinarily useful, important and innovative way.
6pm - Careers discussion
6.30pm - Drinks
7.30pm - Dinner
Dress code: Smart/casual
RSVP: Friday 5 February
Cost: £25 for alumni, £15 for undergraduate and graduate students
Given that the timing of this dinner is very deliberately during term time so that our undergraduates can come, I'm afraid it won't be possible to offer any of you overnight accommodation in the College, but we hope that by loading events into the earlier rather than the later part of the evening this won't preclude your attendance.