Come Dine With Us!

August is not generally Hong Kong’s finest month; hot, wet and you are still here while others are off enjoying themselves in pleasanter climes. But you are not alone – we are here, too, and thought that it would be a good idea to arrange an evening of Hong Kong’s favourite indoor activity (at least the one you wouldn’t mind telling your mother about) EATING.

So please come and join other members of our Bristol alumni group on Thursday, August 19 2010 at:

Celebrity Cuisine
1/F Hotel Lan Kwai Fong
3, Kau U Fong
Lan Kwai Fong

Check out the restaurant links below, it is Michelin starred…

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English :

We will meet in the restaurant for drinks at 7.30pm, and plan to start eating around 8pm. Dinner will be on a self-pay basis, and dishes will be ordered on the night. Estimated cost per head is around $150.

Kenneth Chue is organizing this event. If you wish to go, please e-mail Kenneth on [email protected] at the latest by August 17. The maximum will be 2 tables – so contact him early to make sure you are on the list!

Activities Sub-committee, Bristol University Convocation, Hong Kong Branch

Dinner with the Vice Chancellor of Bristol University, Professor Eric Thomas and his wife, Narelle Thomas 7 Mar 2011

Prof. Thomas, accompanied by his wife Narell, was in Hong Kong to attend a conference on global universities organized by the British Council. They were able to be our guests at an informal dinner with some of our younger alumni at the Hunan Garden restaurant in Exchange Square. It was a most convivial occasion, with a good deal of sharing about life in Hong Kong and life in Bristol. In his thank you note after the occasion Prof. Thomas said how much he enjoyed meeting ‘such an outstanding group of young people’ and that it was an evening he had most thoroughly enjoyed!

Guided Walk – Cheung Chau April 30, 2011


Our excellent guide around the Ping Shan Heritage Trail earlier in the year, Pauline Poon, took us out once again, this time to Cheung Chau to watch the heats for competitors in the ‘bun scrambling’ event that takes place on the final day of the Bun Festival. These days the event has been ‘sanitized’ and those taking part have to use harnesses, while the tower has a metal frame to prevent collapse. Nonetheless we were deeply impressed by the ability of the competitors to scamper lightly to the top of the tower with seemingly little effort! Pauline then took us to the Pak Tai temple, intimately linked to the Bun Festival where we had a lengthy discussion about what constitutes ‘good’ and ‘not so good’ restoration. At that point she reckoned that we had earned a treat and so off we went to a local bakery to discover the taste of the festival’s buns (and other delicacies) for ourselves. We then went on to discover some of the island’s other heritage buildings; a 1930s Art Deco cinema, fallen into disuse; the Hung Shing Temple and behind it the Fong Pin Hospital , dating from the 1930s, and mortuary, part of a tradition of Chinese philanthropy that provided places for poor people without families to go and die.

As ever when Pauline takes us out we learned a great deal and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Our heartfelt thanks to Pauline for making it such a great day out.

Hong Kong Doctoral Seminar Programme March 2012
Hong Kong Doctoral Seminar Programme March 2012

Hong Kong Doctoral Seminar Programme March 2012

Hong Kong Doctoral Seminar Programme
Theme: Research Collaboration between Hong Kong and University of Bristol
Date: Saturday 24th March 2012


In March 2012 a Hong Kong Doctoral Seminar, jointly organized by the University of Bristol and City University of Hong Kong. The keynote speakers were Dr. Yang Rui (University of Hong Kong) and Dr. Annie Y.N. Cheng (The Hong Kong Institute of Education). Poster presentation awards went to Ms. Iris WU Lai Ying (first prize) and Dr. Patrick LO (runner-up).


“We attendees had a very fruitful Hong Kong Doctoral Seminar. The sharing made by professors, graduates and EdD students provides a valuable learning opportunity and journey to us. In this seminar, I am so thrilled to receive the award. Winning a first prize of poster presentation is at the start of recognition for my achievement. Thank you so much for the kind, considerate and totally humbling honor Professor Michael Crossley and Dr. Sheila Trahar bestowed upon me by giving me this award. I will try hard to live up to it and finish my EdD well.” — Ms. Wu Lai Ying, Iris

Bristol University Confers Honorary Doctorate Of Laws On Dr. Charles K. H. Wong, January 2013
Bristol University confers Honorary Doctorate of Laws on Dr. Charles K. H. Wong, January 2013

Bristol University confers Honorary Doctorate of Laws on Dr. Charles K. H. Wong, January 2013

Dr Charles K. H. Wong received a Doctor of Laws from the University of Bristol on January 31st. 2013 in recognition of his contribution to distance education and lifelong learning as the Founding Director of the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at the City University of Hong Kong.


He took up the post in 1995 and, among many other achievements, has grown a strong partnership with the Graduate School of Education at Bristol University. The MEd and EdD degrees offered by Bristol University in Hong Kong via SCOPE have received wide recognition for their adherence to the highest standards.

Before he retired last year, Dr Wong was a member of the Education Commission in Hong Kong and was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honour in 2003 in recognition of his leadership, expertise and influence in the education sector.


Meeting With President Of The University Of Hong Kong, Prof. Peter Mathieson And His Wife
Meeting with President of the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Peter Mathieson and his Wife

Meeting with President of the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Peter Mathieson and his Wife

The Executive Committee of the Bristol University Alumni Association, Hong Kong Branch was delighted to meet Prof. Peter Mathieson, the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, and his wife, Dr. Tina Mathieson for a dinner at The Boss Restaurant on July 07, 2014.

Prof. Peter Mathieson was the dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Bristol before he assumed office at the University Hong Kong on 1 April 2014. Prof. Veronica Pearson, our Chairperson and other committee members wish him every success in his new appointment.


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