As incoming president, it’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom and our website. The Club is the largest Harvard Club outside of the United States with an active membership of over 550. We serve as an umbrella organization for over 5,000 Harvard alumni/ae who live and work throughout the UK. Our members include of graduates of Harvard College and all of Harvard’s graduate and professional schools. The Club is a great way to stay in touch both with Harvard and with fellow alumni/ae in the UK. If you’d like to become a member, simply click here. It’s easy!
Throughout the year, the Club sponsors a tremendous number of activities, ranging from our annual live telecast of the Harvard-Yale Game, to our annual John Harvard Dinner at Emmanuel College Cambridge, to exclusive theatre and musical events, to museum and art events, to lectures from visiting Harvard faculty. Our Recent Graduates Committee also sponsors a wide range of events targeted at younger alumni. We send all Club members a fortnightly email to keep them up to date on upcoming events.
Membership in the Club has a number of benefits, including special pricing on events. To have a look at the latest from Harvard Magazine, click here.
The Club works closely with the Harvard College Admissions Office and, through our Outreach Program, we actively recruit and interview talented students from across the UK who apply to Harvard College. Our Outreach Program is a vital part of the Club’s mission, and we welcome volunteers who would like to be involved in admissions interviewing, school visits or our John Harvard Prize Book initiative in UK schools. If you would like more information on our Outreach Program or would like to volunteer click here.
We also collaborate with Harvard’s Center for European Studies to offer current Harvard students internships and alumni contacts and mentors in the UK. We encourage members who would like to participate in our internship programs or act as mentors for Harvard students. For additional information on CES and our internship programs, click here.
As a Club member, you don’t have to feel bound by our current list of events and other service offerings. Why not use our website to form your own Shared Interest Group with other members with similar interests? Use your imagination and stay in touch with fellow alumni/ae! To find out more about SIGs or to set up a SIG, simply click here and you’re off and running!
Your views are important to us and we are always looking for suggestions of ways in which the Club can be of greater value to its members. If you would like to become more involved in Club activities please email us or contact me or any of the members of our executive committee.
On behalf of the Club, a warm welcome to the entire Harvard community in the UK!
Martha Genieser AB '91