Past and Upcoming Events


How do I find out about events?  They will be posted up here in advance, advertised on Facebook and mentioned in the weekly email.  Facebook events will contain the fullest account and will be updated most frequently.

Are events free? With the occasional exception, events are either free or will be available for £5. It will be made clear which it is on the event information.

Are places limited?  Usually, yes.  Even if it’s the kind of event you can just turn up for, it’s helpful to know who to expect so you still need to RSVP.

How do I go about reserving a spot? Start by clicking ‘attending’ on Facebook to help me judge the numbers.  If you are sure you want a spot, email with the event name in the subject–if you have got a spot then you will receive a confirmation email.  If you don’t hear back, feel free to remind me.  Please don’t reserve through a private message on Facebook, it makes it hard to keep track.

How do I pay for a ticket? You can buy tickets at your orientation session and subsequently between 2 and 5 pm at George’s Café on Queen Square where I will host a weekly drop in session.  There’s tea and cake in it for you!

Can I get a ticket for a non Cornell-Brown-Penn friend? These tickets are subsidized by your university for their own students so ordinarily, no, this isn’t allowed.  If there are extra tickets or an event is specifically designed to encourage you to bring friends from elsewhere, I’ll let you know.

What if I have to cancel? For free events, just let me know that you won’t be coming.  For events which have a cost attached, it’s your responsibility to find a new buyer for your ticket (though if there’s a waiting list then I’ll point you in the right direction).

What happens if I’m going to be late/ can’t find you/ need last minute information? You will usually be told where to meet and given a time which allows for a little bit of flexibility.  Keep an eye on Facebook where I will post up a selfie of where to find me and offer any last minute advice or information.  Message me if you think you’re going to be very late and need to know where to find us!



*Events are in London unless otherwise indicated

Autumn Term 2017


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Thursday 7th September,  3pm, Early arrivals in London meet in Leicester Square


Edinburgh orientation weekend

Friday 8th September, 7pm, EDINBURGH Fish and Chips, meet at Greyfriar’s Bobby Memorial 

Saturday 9th September,

EDINBURGH, 11am  History Walk meet at Greyfriar’s Bobby Memorial

EDINBURGH 4pm,  Tea for Brown students at Black Medicine Coffee

Friday 15th September, EDINBURGH, 3pm   Orientation/ lunch at Mum’s Great Comfort Food


Monday 18th September, 3pm, Tea and cake at George’s Café, Queen Square, London

Sunday 24th September, 3pm  London Orientation, Syracuse in London 

Monday 25th September,  3pm  Tea and cake/ alternative Orientation

7pm,  King Lear at The Globe Theatre (tickets available at Orientation)

Wednesday 27th September, 6.30pm,  Study Abroad Workshop at Syracuse in London



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Thursday 5th October, 7pm, ‘First Thursdays’ art walk, Whitechapel Gallery

Thursday 12th September, 3pm, Cambridge Orientation [TBC]

Friday 13th October, 3pm, Oxford Orientation

Thursday 19th October, 7pm, Diwali Celebrations

Thursday 27th October, 3pm, Quirky Museums tour

Tuesday 31st October, Halloween Celebrations (TBC)



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Wednesday 1st- Thursday 2nd November, Bianca visits Team Scotland

Friday 3rd November, London Food Tour

Monday 6th November, Comedy Night (TBC)

Sunday 11th November, Remembrance Sunday service

Monday 13th November, Classical music concert (TBC)

Thursday 23rd November, Evensong at Westminster Abbey

Friday 24th November, Christmas Market meet up

Saturday 25th November, THANKSGIVING MEAL



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Monday 4th December- Ice skating at The Natural History Museum

Thursday 7th December- Bookshop Crawl

Monday 11th December–Farewell get together in London

***No events between departure of Spring students in May/ June and arrival of Fall students in September***

Spring Term 2017


MAY 2017

Monday 8th May, Five Rhythms dance class

Friday 19th May, Freud Museum

Tuesday 23rd May, Farewell picnic


APRIL 2017

Saturday 1st April, On the Rocks arts festival, St Andrews, Scotland

Sunday 2nd April, Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, London

Wednesday 5th April, Sir John Soanes Museum

Wednesday 12th April, Community Engagement with North London Cares

Wednesday 19th April, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Southbank Centre


MARCH 2017

Thursday 2nd March, Evensong at Westminster Abbey

Monday 6th March, Cheese Tasting at Gordon’s Wine Bar

Thursday 16th March, Skygarden

Monday 20th March, CIE Life After London: Global Opportunities Fair

Friday 24th March, Highgate Cemetery tour

Tuesday 28th March, Refugee Workshop at Syracuse in London



Wednesday 1st February, Tea and cake George’s Cafe

Thursday 2nd February, White Devil, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. £5

Wednesday 8th February, Tea and cake George’s Cafe

Thursday 9th February, First Thursdays–open house event at East London art galleries

Tuesday 14th February, London Philharmonic Orchestra accompany classic romantic film Brief Encounter

Friday 17th February, Alternative London

Wednesday 22nd February, Tea and cake

Sunday 26th February, Austentatious–comedy improv night

Tuesday 28th February: Pancake day!




Thursday 6th January: London from St Paul’s Cathedral to Big Ben Walk, meet by St Paul’s Underground Station, 11am. FREE.


Saturday 7th January, 1pm: Meet by the Fourth Plinth (David Shrigley’s ‘Really Good’) in Trafalgar Square.  I’ll tell you a bit about Trafalgar Square and then we can explore nearby galleries.

Saturday 14th January, 10am: EDINBURGH Edinburgh Walk: Dark and Light, meet at The Scott Monument near Waverley train station

1pm, EDINBURGH Mum’s Comfort Food, 4A Forrest Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2QN.  Food, new friends and words of wisdom!

Sunday 15th January, 3-5pm, London Orientation, Syracuse in London, 48-51 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AE

Wednesday 18th January, 2-5pm, London Tea and Cake Catch up at George’s Café, Queen Square FREE

Thursday 19th January, 3pm, CAMBRIDGE  Fitzbillies, 51 – 52 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RG FREE

Friday 20th January, 3pm, OXFORD The Rose, 51 High Street FREE

Wednesday 25th January, 2-5pm, London Tea and Cake Catch up at George’s Café, Queen Square FREE

Wednesday 25th January, 7pm, Making the Most of Study Abroad: An Intercultural Communication Workshop. FREE (limited places).

Friday 27th January, 7pm, Burns Night in London, Hammersmith Town Hall, W6 9JU. £10.

Sunday 29th January, 10am, Chinese New Year Parade, Shaftsbury Avenue (TBC)



Thursday 8th December: 5 Rhythms, St Peters Church, Vauxhall, London, 7pm. £5

Saturday 10th December: Benjamin Britten Christmas Carol recital at St Paul’s Cathedral, 4.30pm. FREE

Wednesday 15th December: C-B-P Christmas Knees Up at The Harrison, 7pm. Buy your own drinks, Christmas crackers provided!




Wednesday 3rd November: First Thursdays Art Bus Tour, Whitechapel Gallery, 6.45pm. FREE

Saturday 5th November: Bonfire Night (various locations)  FREE

Wednesday 9th November: Processing the Election Results and Ticket Sales, George’s, Queen’s Square (nr. Syracuse in London), 3pm  FREE

Thursday 10th- Saturday 12th November: Cornell Club Event, Opportunities in a Time of Disruption [Cornell only]  FREE

Friday 11th November: Remembrance Day.  Don’t forget the 2 minutes silence at 11am. FREE

Sunday 13th November: Remembrance Sunday.  For details of the yearly Remembrance Service, held at the Cenotaph, see here.  FREE

Wednesday 16th November: Study Abroad and Your Future: a workshop, George’s, Queen’s Square (nr. Syracuse in London), 5pm  FREE

Wednesday 23rd November: London students ice skating at Natural History Museum. £5

Thursday 24th November: Thanksgiving (students encouraged to make own arrangments)

Saturday 26th November AM: Hampstead Heath walk. FREE

Saturday 26th November 6.30pm: Thanksgiving dinner at East India Club.  FREE. £25 for guests.

Sunday 27th November: Trip to Columbia Flower Market  FREE

Wednesday 30th November: C-B-P Students in Let the Wild Ones Run FREE


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