Graduate Chemistry Association

Welcome! Below are some of our past events:

GCA Christmas Ball

Tuesday 6th December 2011


Where? The Square Club, Berkeley Square

When? 19:30-01:00

Tickets: £8-£10, available Mon & Fri in PG Coffee Lounge

Dress code: Black Tie

Ticket includes:

This is a social event for everyone in the department to come along to, socialise with current friends and hopefully make some new ones.

So, come along and have fun!

GCA Children in Need Cake Sale

Where? Post-grad Tea Room, 3rd Floor

When? Friday 18th November 2011, 10:30am & 3:30pm


  • Gregory Bellchambers (Bottle of wine)
  • Andrew Stonor (Bottle of wine)
  • David Parker (Box of Celebrations)
  • Colin Western (Box of Quality Streets)
  • Leena Powell (Pudsey Bear Cuddly Toy)
  • Jole (Nivea Feel Beautiful Gift Set)
  • Wuge Briscoe (Tea-light candle-holders)

A MASSIVE thank you to all who baked, bought and ate cakes...

The School of Chemistry raised a total of £269.54 for Children In Need!!

Black Tuesday - Tuesday 4th October 2011

Where : The Ship Inn, on Lower Park Row

When : From 17:00

It is the start of a new academic year and Black Tuesday is the ultimate post-grad induction!

Come along for drinks, nibbles and to make some new post-graduate friends!

There is 10% discount on food and drink, so you have NO excuse for not coming along!

Summer BBQ

Friday 8th July 2011


Where and when? Rodway Cloisters, 4pm – 7pm

Price: £3.50 tickets available on the door

BBQ Menu

Meat option: beef burger, chicken skewer or pork sausage

Meat-free option: vegetarian burger or vegetarian sausage

Other: Rolls/baps, cheese, salad, onions, relish/ketchup

Selection of soft drinks provided


This is a social event for everyone in the department to come along to, socialise with current friends and hopefully make some new ones.

So, come along and have fun!

Comic Relief Cake Sale - Friday 25th March 2011

Where : Postgraduate Coffee Lounge

When : @ tea-break (10:30-11:30 & 15:30-16:30)

We raised a total of £182.79 for Comic Relief!!

A BIG thank you to all of you who baked cakes, helped sell cakes, ate cakes and most importantly bought cakes!

GCA Quiz Night - Monday 15th November 2010

Where : Postgraduate Coffee Lounge

When : From 17:30

Thanks go to Prof. Nick Norman who was a great quiz-master!

Suffice to say it was another success for the GCA and all who attended enjoyed themselves (may have had something to do with the 'BYO' drinks-policy!)

Congratulations to the winning team! We're already looking forward to next year!

GCA Christmas Ball - Tues 14th December 2010

Where : Pitcher & Piano, Waterfront

When : From 19:30 - late

Ticket includes entrance and champagne reception

This is the Chemistry social event of the year, don't miss out!

Thanks to everyone who came and had a great time. Some photos from the evening are shown below:

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Black Tuesday - Tuesday 5th October 2010

Where : Zero Degrees, on Park Row

When : From 16:30

It is the start of another new academic year, which means time to get to know the new post-graduate students joining our ranks, in the presence of alcohol.

Because really, do we need to give you any more excuses?

It's the legendary graduate beginning of term "gathering".

Be there, or be chained to your fumehood for the rest of your PhD...!

Happy Hour starts at 4pm and ends at 7pm. Pitchers can be paid for before 7pm and redeemed after happy hour has ended.

This is a social event for everyone in the department to come along to, socialise with current friends and hopefully make some new ones.

So, come along and have fun!

Community Challenge 2010 - Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th July

Where : Seamills Boys and Girls Club, BS9 5HX

Starting at 9, we leveled the garden, before turfing and wood-chipping certain sections, as well as putting in a terrace with wood sleepers.

GCA Quiz Night - Thursday 13th May 2010

The quiz was held in the Tea Room again.

Our very own head of department, Tim Gallagher, was the quiz master for the evening, asking the tough questions!

It was a tightly fought race, with the winning team a combination of Pringle and X-ray group members.

Badminton Tournament - Wednesday 21st April 2010

Christmas Ball - Tuesday 8th December 2009

Thanks to everyone who came and had a great time at Bar Ha Ha. Some photos from the evening are shown below, or click for this page.

Charity Cake Sale - Friday 20th November

Well done to everyone who came, saw, baked and ate cake - we managed to raise £137.90 in just 15 minutes!

Black Tuesday - Tuesday 29th September

There are some pictures from Black Tuesday in our photo gallery.

Check them out here.

Community Challenge 2009 Photos

Check out the new photos from our Challenge day at Lawerence Weston Community Farm.

Community Challenge Events

Thursday 18th June - Messy Subjects Gig at the Grain Barge

We raised £281.00 from ticket sales, big thanks to everyone who came along!

Tuesday 2nd June - was Quiz Night in the tea room.

Thanks to everyone who turned up and took part we raised a staggering £187.42.

Congratulations to the winning team from the Aggarwal group "Pregnancy Tests R Us".

Staff vs. Postgrads vs. Undergrads Football Tournament

Wedensday 10th June 2009

The winners of the hotly disputed 5-a-side Chemistry Challenge Cup were the postgrad team Grads-Hoppers.

Grads-Hoppers beat the staff team Arselona 7-1 in the final.

For more information on the teams, scores and a match commentary click here.

Badminton Tournament

Thursday 2nd April 2009

The winners of the three categories were:

  • Beginner - Xu Dong
  • Intermediate - Mark Kent
  • Advanced - Peerapol Nunrium

GCA Wii Boxing Knockout Tournament

Tuesday 20th January 2009

We had 24 Boxers slog it out for the top spot, our top 4 air-punchers were:

  1. David Williams
  2. Tom Leonard
  3. Gavin Dyson
  4. Tamara Fanjul

GCA Pub Golf

Thursday 29th January 2009

Our carefully designed nine-hole course started out at the Roo Bar, and finished in The Woods. Congratulations to all who managed to finish!

GCA Wear Red Cake Sale

Thanks to everyone who baked, despite the snow we had an excellent turn out, and were able to raise over £150 for the British Heart Foundation.

GCA Mario Kart Tournament

Tuesday 2nd December 2008

16 competitors took part, the top 4 players were:

  1. Tom Hooper (Russell group)
  2. Keith Bromley (Mann group)
  3. Tom Leonard (Pringle group)
  4. Peter Bygrave (Allan and Manby groups)

GCA Christmas Ball 2008

This year's GCA Chemistry Christmas Ball was on Tuesday 9th December at the Pitcher and Piano.

For a peek at some pictures of the event click here.

GCA Xmas Ball poster

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