Thomas Thurston talks about teaching transatlantic histories in the classroom.

Thomas Thurston is the Director of Education and Public Outreach at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center. Tom has led week-long NEH workshops for K-12 teachers and has organized several collaborative international institutes for teachers in Ghana, the U.S., and the UK. He also has acted as a consulting historian for several Teaching American History programs and has served as a curriculum developer for WNET’s Educational Technologies Department, including the documentary series “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” and “Slavery and the Making of America.”

Learn more about Thomas Thurston.

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Yale Club of London: 28 Nov 2018 | 16th Annual Christmas Dinner

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

16th Annual Christmas Dinner  

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

6:30 pm: Drinks
8:00 pm: Dinner

170 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5LB

Dress: Festive
Full price: £34
Entry level price: £20
DonationsSuggested: £10-15 (see below)


About the Event: 

The YCL Christmas Dinner is our traditional end-of-the-year event, a celebration of the Club’s accomplishments and a festive gathering in the true spirit of our alma mater. This year we have decided to change the format, and to make it more affordable to anyone who might consider joining with family, or simply would be more interested in the company and a few drinks than in an expensive dinner.


Venue: The Greenwood sports bar in Victoria, where we will have exclusive use of the first floor, whilst being able to access the main lounge and American bar on the ground floor. The Greenwood’s excellent restaurant will offer a full 3-course meal with a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian options.


In order to better plan the meal and food logistics, Greeenwood has requested to communicate (where possible) individual choices 2 or 3 days ahead.  The week before the event we will circulate a link where people can register their choice for the 3 courses (and hopefully remember those at the restaurant!).


Price: The price of the dinner is £34 per head. In the spirit of trying to make this event accessible for all of our members, the Club is also offering a subsidised price of just £20 per head for anyone who feels this is more affordable. For members who wish the help the Club make this event accessible for all, there is also an option to contribute a donation towards the cost of the event via the booking portal – any contributions would be greatly appreciated by the Club!


Drinks: The price mentioned above includes dinner, but drinks will have to be purchased separately. The first floor of the Greenwood features a bar that will be exclusively for the YCL, where bottles of wine, beer, and other drinks can be purchased throughout the evening. Members are requested to only purchase drinks at this bar, because these will count against a minimum spend that the club has agreed to underwrite for the evening.


Raffle: To give a bit more colour and excitement to the event, we will run a raffle during the evening. Tickets will be on sale at the event, and proceeds will be used to offset part of the event costs. If anyone is willing to donate prizes towards the raffle (hampers, wine, tickets for shows, experiences, etc – creativity welcome!) please reach out to Kamilla. A dedicated email will be sent shortly before the event with details of the raffle and prizes.


Speaker: This year we have a roster of candidates that include World Fellows, diplomats, educators and former politicians. We are still finalising our choice and, as such, a speaker will be announced in a separate email, closer to the event.



Click here to register for this event. Registration for this event will close at 6.30 pm on Monday, 26th November. Cancellation Policy: No refunds if a meal registration is cancelled after 6.30 pm on 26th November.




THE Game – 2017 Ivy League Champions play Harvard

Dear Anant,

Yale are the current Ivy League Champions, and have won the Game two years in a row, so come and watch to see if they can make it 3 years in a row.  This is great social/sporting event, with unlimited food and drink, and a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni. Probably not ideal for small kids, although older ones are welcome, but remember there is a lot of alcohol consumed.

Cost:  £20 Junior members (reduced by£5 from last year); £30 Senior members; £35 All NON-members



Event: THE Game – 2017 Ivy League Champions play Harvard
Date: 17 Nov 2018 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: The Prophet, 10 Bedford Street London, WC2E 9HE

Click here to register for this event!

We hope to see you there!


Exploiting Sino-Russian Nuclear Divergence


As the United States begins its latest push to acquire next-generation nuclear weapons, the Kremlin has responded in lockstep by increasing its own nuclear arsenal and pressing Washington on arms control. China holds back and instead chooses to stick to conventional military forces and gaining global influence through soft power. China, considerably more competitive than Russian economically and diplomatically, is preoccupied by the nuclear buildup on its own border by North Korea and how that might expand. Richard Weitz, a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute, explains that the United States could use this divergence to its own strategic advantage. Weitz argues that the United States has an opportunity to include China in US-Russian nuclear arms control negotiations, which could lead to Russia pressuring China from enlarging Beijing’s nuclear offensive capabilities. — YaleGlobal

Yale Club of London: Art Circle: ‘Asian Art in London’ Gallery Crawl

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

Art Circle: ‘Asian Art in London’ Gallery Crawl

your guide

Nixi Cura (SY ’88)

Sunday, 4 November 2018
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Gallery crawl in St James’s

6:00 pm
Lecture at Christie’s by Ivy Chan (Specialist) on
‘Colour, Form and Design: Chinese-Islamic Exchange in Blue and White’
followed by a reception

7:30 pm
Gallery crawl in St James’s

meet at Sotheby’s
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

Please note: Due to tight spaces in some galleries, the group is limited to 8 registrants.


YCL General Admission: Free!
(Registration required, spaces limited)


About the Event

Join YCL Art Circle for an ‘Asian Art in London’ gallery crawl curated by Nixi Cura (SY ’88). The evening will include drinks at several gallery openings and entry to a lecture and private reception at Christie’s.
About ‘Asian Art in London’
During this annual event, museums, dealers and auction houses offer exhibitions, sales and lectures on Asian art. From 1-10 November, London will become the hub for curators, collectors, students and art aficionados in this field. The gallery crawl will take place during the late-night openings in St James’s; the list of participating galleries and auction houses is listed in the calendar.
About Nixi Cura (SY ’88)
Nixi Cura read East Asian Studies at Yale, then specialised in Chinese painting and Buddhist art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her current research interests include Qing art, especially during the Qianlong reign (1736-1795), collecting and antiquarian practices in the Qing, Republican and Manchukuo periods, and contemporary Chinese visual culture. Nixi serves concurrently as Senior Teaching Fellow in History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS University of London and as Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. She created and ran the Arts of China postgraduate programme at Christie’s Education/University of Glasgow as its Director from 2007 to 2017.

Click here to register for this event.

Contact: Kyoung Kim
Please note: Photos and other forms of recording may be taken at the event and used by the YCL website from time to time.


Yale Club of London: YaleWomen WellWomen

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

YaleWomen WellWomen 

Thursday, 1 November 2018
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Renata Cesar’s home, SW7(will send more detailed instructions to the list)


YaleWomen and YCL General Admission: £6.00
(discounted rates for certain categories – see registration)


About the Event: 

A YaleWomen Social at Renata’s home with a focus on discussing wellness and wellbeing. Two YaleWomen with a special interest in this topic, Justine Lutterodt and Victoria Stainsby, will lead the discussion by discussing their own journeys and we will also open the discussion to other initiatives attendees would like to share with the wider audience.
Victoria Stainsby (SY ’87) will be discussing:
  • Mind-Body Health
  • Why and How Stress Makes You Ill -What’s the connection (especially hormones and immunity) ?
  • Ways of Creating Awareness and Finding Balance
Justine Lutterodt (BK ’01) will be discussing:
  • Chasing success – three drivers that get us off balance
  • How these drivers relate to traditional ideas about leadership
  • How to approach success mindfully – so as to be better for your health, your career and your leadership development

Click here to register for this event. 

Contact: Karen Go (SY’99), Chapter Head YaleWomen London:
Please note: Photos and other forms of recording may be taken at the event and used by the YCL website from time to time.

Yale Club of London: Theatre Circle: Parents’ Evening directed by Stella Powell-Jones

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:


by Bathsheba Doran

directed by Stella Powell-Jones (YC ’09)

“Would you please remember that it’s not us they’re assessing.



New York Times

followed by Q&A with the director and cast

Thursday, 25 October 2018

6:45 pm: Drinks/networking at the Theatre Bar

7:30 pm: Performance (90 minutes)

Post show Q & A in the Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre

16b Jermyn Street

London SW1Y 6ST

Please note: 

Tickets will be distributed on the night by May Gibson.


YCL General Admission: £27.50


About the Event:

She’s been disruptive in class. She’s rude to the teachers. And now she wants to learn the trumpet. But whose performance is really being judged? A mother and father prepare to discuss their daughter’s progress at the local primary school, but their rare opportunity for some quality time together begins to test the bonds of love, work and family.

Charged, passionate and surprising, Parents’ Evening is a fierce and funny play about modern marriage and parenthood. This European premiere marks the homecoming of a major British talent already acclaimed in America.

London-bred Bathsheba Doran has established a reputation in New York as one of the best playwrights of her generation. Winner of the Berwin Lee Award, and a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and Writers Guild Award nominee, her plays have appeared at Lincoln Center Theater, and her extensive screenwriting includes Boardwalk Empire and Masters of Sex.

Stella Powell-Jones (YC ’09) is Deputy Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.


To register, click here



Contact: May Gibson