Royal surroundings: (From left) Blake Musgrove, Robyn Bramwell, Dr Max Price, Phumelele Morare, Mark Middelhoven and Jean-Pierre Roux were some of the guests at UCT's annual UK Trust reception.
Westminster Palace in London '“ and the fevered build-up to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations '“ provided a fitting backdrop for this year's annual UCT UK Trust reception, held on 24 May.
Some 180 alumni and friends gathered in The Peers' Dining Room, an antechamber adjacent to the Lords' Chamber where the House of Lords '“ one arm of the UK Parliament '“ regularly meets to scrutinise bills approved by the House of Commons.
The UCT event was sponsored by Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, a trustee of the UK UCT Trust who received an honorary doctorate from UCT in 2010. It featured speeches by Lord Anthony St John of Bletso, a member of the House of Lords, who spoke in Chalker's absence; UCT vice-chancellor Dr Max Price; and alumnus Richard Gnodde, co-chief executive of Goldman Sachs International and the newest member of the UCT Trust board of trustees.
Alumni were also taken around the building on impromptu tours led by St John.
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