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August 2020

UC Alumni Night at the Movies

UC Alumni invites you to our UC Alumni Night at the Movies event!

Date: Wednesday 5 August 2020 
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Lumiere Cinemas
26 Rolleston Ave
CBD, Christchurch 8013

Cost: $12, inc GST. Nibbles provided before the show, cash bar available.        

The event will be held at Lumiere Cinemas, located at the old Canterbury College and University of Canterbury site (now the Arts Centre - 26 Rolleston Avenue, CBD, Christchurch).  Lumiere Cinemas is a boutique cinema located in the “West Lecture” building of the old university campus. This site is also where Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear physics, studied while a student at Canterbury College (now the University of Canterbury), as well as other UC pioneers in the science and education.

We will be screening the movie RADIOACTIVE, based on Marie Curie’s life and work. 

RADIOACTIVE: A journey through Marie Curie’s enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. See the trailer here 

Tickets are $12 and include snacks before the movie in the Bijou Bar at Lumiere Cinema from 6:30. Drinks can be purchased separately at the bar.

The movie will start at 7pm, so please arrive beforehand.  Come early, as it's first come, first serve seating in the theatre (seats are not allocated). 

This is a special private screening for UC alumni and friends.  Tickets must be purchased through Eventbrite, not Lumiere Theatre.

Please contact if you have any questions or require any assistance. 

Register online here



UC Alumni Function - Wellington Chapter - 11 August 2020

You are warmly invited to our next University of Canterbury Wellington Alumni Chapter event on Tuesday 11 August with guest speaker Nicola Willis MP.

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020 
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Wellington Club
Fourth Floor
88 The Terrace
Cost: $30, inc GST. Drinks/refreshments will be provided. 

Guest Speaker: Nicola Willis MP

Nicola Willis is a List MP. She entered Parliament in April 2018 and is the National Party spokesperson for housing and urban development, and early childhood education. She is also a member of Parliament's Education and Workforce Select Committee.  Nicola has a post-graduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury and a first-class Honours degree in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington. After graduation she worked as a policy advisor to the Party leadership and then joined Fonterra in 2012 where she held senior management and project responsibilities. Nicola has had private sector governance experience. She is based in Wellington with her husband and their four young children.

Please RSVP and register by Thursday 6 August  Please contact if you have any questions or require any assistance. 

Register online here