Posted on 03/07/2012
Distance Learning Plenary Students
Royal Holloway students, alumni and guests enjoyed an excellent evening at the Plenary Dinner, which took place on Thursday 28 July. The evening began with a drinks reception in the stunning setting of the Founders North Quad, where thankfully guests had the benefit of superb weather. Many took time to have a guided tour of Royal Holloway's picture gallery, a very special and unique attraction to the university.
Dinner was set out in the beautifully refurbished dining hall in Founders, which had been decorated for the occasion with arrangements of flowers; nothing distracted from the plentiful food and conversation. After a short introduction to the evening by Professor Jeffrey Unerman, Head of School, the hall was filled with the sound of students, staff, alumni and guests chatting to each other.
Over coffee, Ashish Mishra (MBA, 2003), who is now the CEO of the European Office at Strategic Asia and also Special Advisor to Asia House for the London 2012 Olympic Games, spoke on the importance of keeping up with technology in our expanding world and the proliferation of cities in the future, drawing from Stephen Bakers ‘Annotated Cities’, and his own personal encouragement and amazement at linking in with business partners and friends from all over the globe.
After dinner, guests could be found either dancing the night away to the 8 piece band, or strolling and chatting through the moonlit quad.
You can view the photographs from this event on the School's Facebook page.