University of Auckland - Alumni and Friends Reception

University of Auckland - Alumni and Friends Reception

“Can we propel NZ into a new space age?”

Join us to make stellar connections

Gravitate to the Royal Automobile Club to join alumni and friends for a captivating event.

Find out how the University is helping to create a new future for New Zealand, from revolutionary materials and design, all the way to a local space industry.

Join Professor Nic Smith as he launches into a discussion about how engineering and technology are changing lives faster than ever before. He will explain why the sky isn’t the limit – but is where we should be focusing our resources.


Nic will illustrate what the Faculty of Engineering is working on to continue the country’s pioneering spirit, and why it is crucial to build an economy focused on technology.

Nic Smith is a Professor and Dean of Engineering at the University of Auckland. Before he held this role, he was the Professor of Computational Physiology at the University of Oxford and Head of Biomedical Engineering at King’s College London.

This will be a wonderful way to build your constellation of networks and catch up with fellow alumni.

Please note the Royal Automobile Club House Rules:

Dress Code: Men should dress in a jacket (suit, blazer or sports jacket), and fully button-fronted collared shirt tucked in with tailored trousers, corduroys, chinos or moleskins (no tie required). Women should wear smart attire (dress, tailored trousers or skirt with a smart top or shirt), business attire or other dress of appropriate formality).

Banned Items

  • Jeans or denim wear
  • Flip flops, trainers, casual boots
  • Leisure wear
  • Hats, caps and hoodies
  • Strapless, transparent and very low cut tops/shirts/blouses except for formal evening wear
  • Exposed midriff
  • Cargo/combat pants
  • Roll necks and turtle necks
  • Sweaters

Cell Phones: Telephone calls may only be taken in the phone booths on the ground floor adjacent to the Club Shop or in the Simms Centre.

Attend Contact

Time & Date

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 06:30 PM - Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 09:00 PM


89 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5HS

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FREE - Registration required