Bristol centenary celebration in Hong Kong

Professor Eric Thomas, Vice Chancellor of The University of Bristol, visits Hong Kong on 19 October 2009 during his world  tour undertaken as part of the university’s centenary celebrations.

Date: Monday 19 October from 6.30pm

Venue: The Hong Kong Club, Garden Lounge, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong

Dress code: Lounge suit / smart casual (No jeans, running shoes, shorts)

The evening will start with a drinks reception. Dr. Charles Wong (MB ChB 1973, MD 1982) will then give an introductory speech at 7.30 pm, followed by the Vice-Chancellor’s talk which will take stock of the first 100 years of the University and outline major plans and developments for the future. Concluding the talks will be Professor David Clarke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, with his thoughts on ‘Witnessing the University’s internationalisation – Reflections on 30 years at Bristol’. There will be time for discussion, socialising and networking after the talks and over canapĂ©s and drinks.

Attendance is free of charge, but requires pre-booking. To book a place for you and any guests you might like to bring along, please contact Patrick To (BSc 1973), e-mail :; office tel: 2341 9099; home tel: 2337 5021; fax : 2343 4091.

You are also invited to attend the Vice-Chancellor’s forum at 5.30pm prior to the reception. This is a unique opportunity for alumni to take part in an in-depth conversation with one of the UK’s most respected and influential Vice-Chancellors. Professor Eric Thomas* (Hon LLD 2004) will be sharing his insights with alumni on some of the current issues facing UK Higher Education, including the role of universities in society, participation, the value of degrees and access to higher education.

If you wish to attend the Vice-Chancellor’s forum, please indicate accordingly on the booking form. Early booking is advised as space is limited. Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

We all would be delighted if you were able to join us and your fellow alumni at The Hong Kong Club to celebrate this historic milestone.