The London Branch of University of Bristol Alumni warmly invites alumni and friends to the Branch's 2016 Annual Lecture.
We are delighted that George Ferguson CBE, RIBA (BA 1968, BArch 1971, Honorary MA 1999), the first ever elected mayor of Bristol from 2012-2016, will deliver this year's lecture on the role of cities in society, drawing significantly on his experience as Mayor. The lecture will be on: "City & University - a Partnership for good?" There will also be some discussion on his experiences as Mayor of Bristol and the lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.
The event starts at 1830 and the drinks reception will continue until 2130. The lecture will be preceded by a short Annual General Meeting of the London Branch.
The event will take place at the office of Cicero Group, 10 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7NG. The venue is a short walk from St. Paul's, Blackfriars or City Thameslink stations.
About George Ferguson
George was the first elected Mayor of Bristol, having been elected as an independent candidate in 2012. Before entering politics, he was an acclaimed architect and social entrepreneur. He was appointed a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours for services to architecture and the community.
George studied architecture at Bristol in 1965 and went on to co-found Ferguson Mann Architects. He is a past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
George is also a successful social entrepreneur, founding the Tobacco Factory project. He also founded the Bristol Beer Factory brewery.
Notice of Election of Officers
The Chairman of the London Branch will be stepping down at this year's AGM. A current member of the Branch Committee has indicated his willingness to stand. If any other member of the branch wishes to stand for election to the role, please contact the Chairman by email directly: Mike Robb, email@example.com.