Category: College Events & Socials

ISS Trip to Kew Gardens – 18 May 2024

Saturday 18th May

Kew Gardens at your Leisure 

Explore the Botanical Gardens, Kew, at your leisure. Kew Gardens includes more than 50,000 different plants in its living collection and over 7 million preserved specimens. Over 750,000 volumes and illustrations are contained in its library. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also one of London’s most popular attractions.

Please note this is not a group event and more of an opportunity to explore the Gardens at your own pace.

Price: £5

Book here 

NK Cell Workshop – 17 May 2024

Do you want to connect with researchers focused on NK cells, to discuss their basic biology and developing new therapies? Come along to our free, in-person networking workshop to learn about the latest developments! The workshop is designed to encourage and foster collaboration, generate innovative research ideas and provide the opportunity for networking.

The day will feature a special seminar from Professor David Raulet visiting us from Berkley, USA.

David H. Raulet is a Professor in the Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley where he also holds the Esther and Wendy Schekman Chair in cancer biology. He received his BS degree at the University of Michigan and his PhD in biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and performed postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His research addresses the role of Natural Killer (NK) cells and T cells in tumor immune surveillance, the specificity of NK cells and T cells, and the developmental processes that equip NK cells and T cells with their specificity.

The event is open to Imperial staff, postdocs, fellows, researchers, MRes and PhD students at Imperial College London.

The event will also include presenting of PhD student posters over lunch and the day will be rounded off by a drinks reception with a chance to meet other researchers.

Date/time: 17 May 9:30-18:00

Venue: SAFB G34

Registration link

ISS Trip to Kew-Wakehurst Botanic Garden – 28 April 2024

The International Student Support Team has organised a day trip to Kew, Wakehurst on Sunday 28th April.

Kew, Wakehurst is a wild botanic garden based in the heart of Sussex, home to the Millennium Seed Bank and over 500 acres of diverse landscapes and plants from across the globe. There is much to see including colourful herbaceous borders, a series of water gardens, Asian Heath garden, a fine collection of trees and many other rare plants. The Millennium Seed Bank hides an underground collection of over 2.4 billion seeds from around the world, banking them to conserve them for the future.

The day will consist of an one hour (approx) guided tour allowing you to have the remainder of the day to explore the Gardens at your leisure. The guided tour will be led by expert volunteer guides and will give you a detailed insight into the history of Kew, Wakehurst.

We will travel by coach from the South Kensington campus to the Gardens in Wakehurst, Sussex. Your ticket will include your travel to and from Wakehurst, entry to the Gardens and a guided tour.

Price: £12

For more information and to book a ticket please go to

Friday Forum: The Ages of Science – 10 May 2024

This event is part of the Friday Forums, a series of events consisting of a panel followed by an audience discussion. It is a rule of the Forum that half of the time is given over to audience discussion. Do come along expecting to be involved in lively discussion and debate. All Friday Forums are free with lunch provided and are open to all College members.

The Ages of Science, 10 May, concerns the way we do our science differently, as we get older.


12.20-13.00 – panellists and attendees arrive for an informal lunch (sandwiches and refreshments provided)

13.00-14.00 – panel discussion, chaired by Dr Stephen Webster, followed by audience Q and A and conversation.

Discussion points

  • How does your age affect the way you do your science?
  • How do your values change, as you move through the science career?
  • When we look back at our careers, or look forward, what ideas emerge?


  • Professor Denis Wright (Emeritus Professor in the Department of Life Sciences)
  • Professor Clare Lloyd (Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine)
  • Dr Sam Cooper (Senior Lecturer in Dyson School of Engineering)

Register here.

Creative Connections – artworks exploring Imperial’s history – for all staff and students (April 2024)


Share your voice – explore Imperial’s history through artwork!

Creative Connections 2024 🎨

Do you want to get creative and hands-on in making artworks exploring Imperial’s history and what it means to our College communities today?

If you are a person from an under-represented or minoritised background or an ally, join artist Christina Peake for a dialogue-based, creative-making workshop that will inform and inspire artworks that Christina will create in the coming months.

This project is being delivered by us, the Public Engagement team, who deliver the College’s Societal Engagement strategy. Learn more about (Societal Engagement). We are responsible for programmes such as the Great Exhibition Road Festival, Young Producers, Imperial Lates and the family programme at our White City campus.

Open to all staff and students from Imperial College. Sessions take place over April. You only have to sign up to one session and food and drink will be provided.

Places are limited so please book via this link.