Yale Club of London: Speaker Series – Prof. Eric Fossum MS ’80, PhD ’84

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

Yale alum wins ‘Nobel Prize’ of engineering honours,
or Ma-Barker gang member makes good….
 YCL Speaker Series   
Prof Eric R. Fossum, MS ’80, PhD ’84
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth 
speaks on

‘From Saturn to Your
Smartphone and Beyond:Startups,the CMOS Camera-on-a-Chip Storyand Yale’
Monday, 4 December 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (TBC)

6:00 pm: Registration and brief drinks
6:30 pm: Remarks
7:00 pm: Q&A
7:30 pm: Drinks, nibbles, informalnetworking and further Q&A8:00 pm: Finish

20 Air Street
London W1B 5AN

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Yale Club of London: Theatre Circle – ‘Belleville’ by Amy Herzog YC ’00, YSD ’07


The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

YCL Theatre Circle 

 by Amy Herzog  YC’00, YSD ’07

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm (approx)

5:00-7:00 pm: Open Workshop (separate booking, see below)
7:30 pm: Performance
9:15 pm (approx): Post-show discussion
(separate booking, see below)

Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham StLondon WC2H 9LX


Circle: £10.50
Circle: £21.00
As we only have a limited number of tickets,registration will initially be limited to two per member


About the Event: 

Americans Zack and Abby are bright, young and recently married. He’s a doctor combating infant disease. She’s an actress, also teaching yoga. It’s just before Christmas and they’re living the expat highlife in bohemian Belleville, Paris.
It’s all a little too perfect…
This acclaimed play about a romantic dream gone sour receives its UK premiere.
Writer Amy Herzog (YC ’00, YSD ’07) is ‘one of the brightest new talents in the theater’ (New York Times). She is a playwright and a Lecturer in Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. She won an Obie Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her play 4000 Miles. This is her second play to be produced in the UK
Michael Longhurst (Amadeus, National Theatre; Constellations, Royal Court, West End and Broadway) directs at the Donmar for the first time.
Four of the UK’s most exciting young actors all make their Donmar debuts: Faith Alabi, Malachi Kirby, James Norton and Imogen Poots.
*Play: Click here to register for this event.  As we only have a limited number of tickets, registration will initially be limited to two per member, although you are welcome to book more tickets directly with the Donmar and to join us for the post-show discussion. (See below for booking details for that.)
*WorkshopThe Donmar Warehouse will also be hosting an Open Workshop from 5:00 to 7:00 pm before the performance on the 24th. To attend that, you must book separately with the theatre
*Post-show discussion: After the show, journalist and playwright Tamara Micner ’07, who trained under Herzog at Yale, will be hosting an informal discussion.  This is included in the price of your ticket, but please click here to register, so we know what size venue to arrange.
Contact: Tamara Micner

‘Walpolooza’ celebration marks Horace Walpole’s 300th birthday

Portrait of Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole — the 18th-century English man of letters — wrote to his friend and longtime correspondent Horace Mann, British envoy to Florence, on Sept. 7, 1775 about the outbreak of war between Great Britain and its American colonies.

You will on your side not be surprised that I am what I always was, a zealot for liberty in every part of the globe, and consequently that I most heartily wish success to the Americans,” Walpole wrote. “They have hitherto not made one blunder; and the administration have made a thousand, besides the two capital ones of first provoking, and then of uniting the colonies.”

Walpole predicted a long war with an unfavorable outcome for Britain whether or not it triumphed on the battlefield.


What Has Ireland Learned from Austerity?

Ireland was one of several European countries to impose austerity measures during the Great Recession, slashing spending and raising taxes to address a fiscal crisis. Does Ireland’s subsequent recovery provide evidence for the effectiveness of austerity as a general policy? A new book edited by three University College Dublin faculty members assesses Ireland’s experience and its remaining challenges.



Pianist Szymon Nehring ’19AD wins Polish Music Coryphaeus award

Rubinstein Competition winner honored in Warsaw
October 13, 2017

Pianist Szymon Nehring ’19AD has been named the Personality of the Year as part of the 2017 Polish Music Coryphaeus Awards. He was honored alongside other award recipients earlier this month in Warsaw, Poland.

“I consider this award the most important Polish music award,” Nehring, a native of Poland, said, honored to be in the company of composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose receipt of a 2017 Grammy Award was named the Event of the Year, and composer, conductor, and pianist Jerzy Maksymiuk, who was given an Honorary Award. Flutist Marianna Żołnacz was recognized as having made the Debut of the Year.

Nehring began his studies this fall in the Artist Diploma program at YSM under the tutelage of Prof. Boris Berman, having won the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, Israel, in May. In addition to earning the Gold Medal at the competition, Nehring won the Best Performer of a Chopin Piece, Advanced Studies, and Junior Jury prizes, as well as the Audience Favorite in the Periphery prizes for Or Yehuda and Jezrael Valley. He’s scheduled to perform a recital on October 26 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of a concert tour organized by the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society, which administers the competition.

The Yale School of Music’s Artist Diploma program, Nehring said, “gives me the important opportunity to sometimes be away from the University and concertize. This way, I can combain both playing and studying, and I think it will be a perfect solution for me these next two years.”

Nehring, who previously studied with Stefan Wojtas at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland, said, “I consider American and Russian music schools the best in the world, and studying here at Yale with Professor Boris Berman gives me a combination of those. That is why I chose the Yale School of Music. I have been here for a short amount of time, so I cannot say much, but what I definitely observe is that I can peacefully work on my new repertoire and be inspired by musicians who teach or study at the University. I think at my age it is important to still study, to not be overwhelmed by the concert life, and more importantly (to) develop as a person and musician.”


What Caused the Volkswagen Scandal?

When Jack Ewing was first assigned by the New York Times to cover the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the story didn’t seem like it would last more than a few weeks. Initially, the automaker said that about 500,000 cars had been affected. That number would eventually grow to more than 11 million.

It didn’t take long, Ewing said, for him to realize that the scandal was as big as large corporate scandals like the Enron accounting fraud.

“There was continued massive deception that was international in its scope,” Ewing said during the Poynter Fellowship Conversation on October 10. “Initially, they thought the fines for the scandal would reach about $5 million dollars. In the U.S. alone, the scandal has cost almost $25 billion.”