Henry VI Circle Lunch 2020

25 Apr 2020 - 11:00 am to 5:30 pm
King's College

King's College is delighted to announce the annual Henry VI Circle Lunch for College Legators, which will be held at King’s on Saturday, 25th April 2020. Executors are invited to join the occasion on behalf of the estate that they represent.

Refreshments will be served in the Chetwynd Room during registration, before an update is given on the progress of the King’s Campaign. Lunch will then be served in the Saltmarsh Rooms, after which we will welcome Resident King’s Members to present their research.

James Dolan is the first Junior Research Fellow in Science Communication at King's. Over the next four years, he will continue his research at the intersection of nanophotonics and soft matter physics (“making optical materials make themselves”), whilst also practising and researching science communication.

It is likely you have read about Laura Brassington in the most recent King’s Parade magazine. She is a PhD student and is researching the correspondence network of Charles Darwin. We are excited to have her with us and look forward to hearing more about this exciting project.

You may then choose to attend either a musical recital in the Provost’s Lodge, or to tour the College Gardens with Head Gardener Steven Coghill, before you relax with a hot drink.  If you can stay on afterwards, doors will open for Evensong at 5.15pm with seating reserved for guests of the event.

The programme is available to download.

The Henry VI Circle Lunch is free of charge for Legators to attend with a guest. There is no cost to Executors who attend.

Please do let us know whether or not you wish to come by Friday, 3rd April 2020. To register, please call the Development Office on +44(0)1223 331481 or +44(0)1223 331313, or return the response form below. Responses can also be emailed.

If you have any questions, email events@kings.cam.ac.uk or ring +44(0)1223 331481.

We look forward to seeing you.

The Speakers

James Dolan

James is a new Junior Research fellow in science communication, having joined the College just last October after a postdoc in Chicago. In this talk, he will discuss how an engineer turned physicist is now turning (again) into a social scientist, and will introduce some of the research he is undertaking in nanotechnology, science communication with policy makers, and science improv.

Laura Brassington

Laura is a Graduate Student and will talk on her PhD thesis, “Charles Darwin’s chief scientific instrument: his correspondence network”.

Further Information


A limited number of parking spaces will be available in the King's College car parks, located adjacent to West Road. Blue badge parking is also available throughout the city.

Cambridge Accommodation

A limited number of College guestrooms are available to Members and can be booked in advance. For availability and prices please contact the Porters’ Lodge directly by emailing: guestrooms@kings.cam.ac.uk .

Guest rooms can also be booked at other colleges via University Rooms.

If you wish to stay overnight in Cambridge but would like a few creature comforts (a television, room service etc), a number of city centre hotels offer a University members’ rate. Please visit: www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/benefits/camcard for further details.


Please note that, as with all King’s events, we may take photographs that include you and your guest(s). They may be used for publicity both online and in print publications.

Extra Information

If you have any photos of King's that you would like to share, please send them (with a caption explaining them) electronically to: events@kings.cam.ac.uk or by post: Development Office, King's College, CB2 1ST.

Should you send in hard-copy photographs, these will be copied and returned. If you do not need us to return them, do let us know.

The College cannot be responsible for any travel arrangements made in conjunction with an event.

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