LiU Alumni mingle in London
Serendipity rules when London-based LiU grads get together. On the premier meeting on June 5, other common ties were discovered! Twenty-nine grads showed up.
The LiU Alumni Club, LiUAC, jumped the gun to celebrate the June 6 holiday one day early at the Swedish pub, The Harcourt Arms in London, where Swedish meatballs and pickled herring were washed down with the help of wee glasses of aquavit.
Many educational programs from the Institute of Technology and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences were represented. It was a much appreciated assembly, with lots of time for mingling and serious networking.
"In the course of the evening, Staffan Thönners, Peter Lundgren and Jens Stark discovered that they had the same employer; The Royal Bank of Scotland Group," reports Gunilla Bergstrand, our social reporter and spy for the evening, as well as the driving force in LiUAC.
She confides that Stefan Mars and Magnus Therning arrived both from Cambridge completely unaware of the other's existence in that learned city.
According to Gunilla, lots of new friendship ties were double-knotted, and a joint PR effort to put Sweden on the London map succeeded according to plan when all 29 left the premises in blue and yellow tee-shirts, updated of the latest gossip from Linköping/Norrköping.
New members who are old grads are welcome to join in at the next palaver session.
“Plans for this are already underway”, whispers Gunilla, who was ably assisted that first evening by alumni Sara Mohall and Fredrik Elg in the spectacular launch of London LiUAC.
Last updated: 2009-06-03