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Alumni Events Listing

The alumni events programme offers graduates the opportunity to attend social, academic and professional networking events, both in the UK and internationally. Details are advertised below and invitations sent by email. Make sure to keep us up-to-date with your preferred email address – if you haven't received any recent e-communications from us, it's likely we have an old email contact for you.

You can also subscribe to receive the RCA's College-wide events newsletter, by emailing

Past Events

New Narratives: The Impact of the Digital on Storytelling
Thursday 28 September, 6–8.30pm
Smart Design, NYC

Accompanied by key alumni speakers, Professor Neville Brody (RCA Dean of Communications) and Zowie Broach (Head of Fashion) will present their thoughts on the topic of 'new narratives'. We'll then open out for comment and discussion with the audience, which will be followed by networking drinks and nibbles.

Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2017 – Alumni Party
Tuesday 12 September, 6.30–8.30pm
RCA Battersea

RCA Secret returns in September 2017 and we're hosting an exclusive party for our alumni. Join us at the exhibition from 6.30pm for drinks and nibbles – guests are welcome. The event is free to attend but you must register in advance.

You will be able to purchase postcards throughout the event. 

Collective Design Fair Crit and Alumni Drinks
4 May 2017

Alumni and friends joined Jonathan Edelman, Head of Global Innovation Design, for our Collective Design Fair Crit on 4 May, discussing exhibits and exchanging ideas. The evening finished with drinks at the Arlo SoHo for all alumni in the area.

Becoming: Alumni Guided Tours 
27 February 2017
RCA Battersea

Alumni joined staff and fellow graduates for guided tours of Becoming, an exhibition showcasing new work by selected artists from the RCA Schools of Fine Art and Communication.  

Work in Progress 2017; Private View, Battersea
Friday 20 January 2017
RCA Battersea

All recent graduates from class years 2012–16 are warmly invited to attend the 2017 Work in Progress private view.

Work in Progress 2017: Private View, Kensington
Thursday 19
 January 2017
RCA Kensington

All recent graduates from class years 2012–16 are warmly invited to attend the 2017 Work in Progress private view.

NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves Exclusive Private View for Alumni
Tuesday 17 January 2017
The Design Museum, Kensington

In celebration of the RCA's 180th anniversary, we hope you will join us, fellow alumni and distinguished guests in this special event involving the exhibition curator and Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design, Jeremy Myerson (MA Degree by Thesis, 1993) 

Alumni Reception, NYC
Thursday 17 November 2016

Held at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, the evening will include a talk from the Dr Paul Thompson (Rector), Zowie Broach (Head of Fashion, RCA & Founder, Boudicca) and Nina Cohen-Bohn (Director of Development & Alumni Relations). Artist Edward Burtinsky will also be exhibiting work at the gallery. We look forward to seeing all our NYC alumni at this year's annual event!

Alumni Reception, Shanghai
Thursday 17 November 2016

Join Dean of the School of Fine Art, Professor Juan Cruz, and fellow alumni in the area for the second alumni reunion in Shanghai for an opportunity to catch-up with classmates and hear about the most recent developments from the College.

Alumni Reception, San Francisco
Thursday 10 November 2016

Kindly hosted by alumni global design company, IDEO, the evening will include a presentation by the Co-Founders and alumni behind Matternet Inc, Andreas Raptopoulos and Ido Baruchin, as well as an address by Dr Paul Thompson (Rector), Professor Neville Brody (Dean, School of Communication) and Nina Cohen-Bohn (Director of Development & Alumni Relations).

Alumni Reception, Hong Kong
Wednesday 26 October 2016

All alumni in Hong Kong are warmly invited to join us at Puerta Roja for this year's alumni reception, Hong Kong. Director of Development & Alumni Relations, Nina Cohen-Bohn, looks forward to meeting with you to give an update on the RCA's latest developments, as well as an intro to the alumni Hong Kong community.

Special presentation of the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Symposium 2016
Tuesday 20 September 2016

The Symposium, featuring snap-shot presentations of all the Centre’s current projects, will be followed by a private view of the accompanying exhibition #liveinclusivean expanded collection of the Centre’s design-research work highlighting 17 projects that address some of society’s most challenging problems.

Private View: Communicating the Intangible
Monday 19 September 2016

The School of Communication is delighted to present its first group research work-in-progress show featuring MPhil/PhD Research Degree students from across the fields of Visual Communication, Information Experience Design and Animation. 

Funding your start-ups' Growth w/ Barclays & InnovationRCA
Monday 12 September 2016

A panel discussion and information event focusing on initial and growth funding for early stage start-ups.

Please update your contact details if you haven't been receiving our event invites.

Photos from previous alumni events can be viewed on our Flickr page.