UCEAP English Universities 2015 Thanksgiving

On Saturday, the 14th of November, over 100 UCEAP English University students and UC alumni attended our very special Thanksgiving meal at the Barbican in London!Copyright image 2015© UCEAP students and University of California Trust members attend a Thanksgiving luncheon and prize giving at The Barbican Conservatory on Saturday 14 November 2015 For photographic enquiries please call Fiona Hanson 07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com This image is copyright Fiona Hanson 2015©. This image has been supplied by Fiona Hanson and must be credited Fiona Hanson. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. All rights reserved. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact Fiona Hanson on07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com

The day started at 12:30pm in the beautiful Barbican Conservatory, a place normally closed to the public. UCEAP had this amazing venue all to itself, so guests enjoyed tropical mocktails under twinkling fairy lights, while surrounded by exotic plants and fish. At 1:30pm guests entered the Garden Room, another fantastic spot in the Barbican, where Monika Kraska, the London Study Centre Senior Programme Officer, welcomed them with a short speech before the meal was served.

Copyright image 2015© UCEAP students and University of California Trust members attend a Thanksgiving luncheon and prize giving at The Barbican Conservatory on Saturday 14 November 2015 For photographic enquiries please call Fiona Hanson 07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com This image is copyright Fiona Hanson 2015©. This image has been supplied by Fiona Hanson and must be credited Fiona Hanson. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. All rights reserved. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact Fiona Hanson on07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com

The first course was Atlantic salmon, dill and lobster terrine topped with Marie rose and shrimp mayonnaise, and mulled wine poached pears for the vegetarians. This was followed by a traditional Thanksgiving plate of turkey, sweet potato gratin and various vegetables, or wild mushroom crepes. For dessert guests were given a pumpkin and apple tart to complete the Thanksgiving theme.

Copyright image 2015© UCEAP students and University of California Trust members attend a Thanksgiving luncheon and prize giving at The Barbican Conservatory on Saturday 14 November 2015 For photographic enquiries please call Fiona Hanson 07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com This image is copyright Fiona Hanson 2015©. This image has been supplied by Fiona Hanson and must be credited Fiona Hanson. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. All rights reserved. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact Fiona Hanson on07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.comAfter dessert the winners of the photo, video and blog Thanksgiving competitions were announced while guests sipped coffee and tea and sampled petite fours made up of rocky road brownies, chocolate truffles and even mince pies!

Copyright image 2015© UCEAP students and University of California Trust members attend a Thanksgiving luncheon and prize giving at The Barbican Conservatory on Saturday 14 November 2015 For photographic enquiries please call Fiona Hanson 07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com This image is copyright Fiona Hanson 2015©. This image has been supplied by Fiona Hanson and must be credited Fiona Hanson. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. All rights reserved. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact Fiona Hanson on07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.comThe Thanksgiving meal was great fun and gave guests the opportunity to mingle with students from our Host Universities all over England, as well as reminisce about California with UC alumni. Although we may be far away from America we can still celebrate its traditions in the UK!

To see more photos from the event go to our Facebook page. 

All photographs Fiona Hanson.

Copyright image 2015© UCEAP students and University of California Trust members attend a Thanksgiving luncheon and prize giving at The Barbican Conservatory on Saturday 14 November 2015 This image is copyright Fiona Hanson 2015©.

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