PPN Programme Of Events

PPN arranges a variety of social and networking events.  Members are also invited to attend events organised by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), 3CPD Ltd, the Property & Finance Group and the Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC).  Further events for 2019 are currently being organised and will be included below shortly.  We always welcome ideas for future events from members and students

UCEM Centenary Projects for Good:  The Built Environment of the Future

DATE:  Wednesday 11 September 2019

Registration and welcome drinks from 5.30pm in the Great Hall and at 6.30pm Talks by two senior industry executives themed around sustainability, followed by three Centenary Projects for Good case studies and a champagne and canape networking opportunity.  Confirmed speaker - Alison Nimmo CBE.

LOCATION:  Lincoln's Inn, The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL

This year, as UCEM are not only commemorating their heritage but look to the future of the Built Environment, UCEM invites their global community of UCEM students and alumni to join them celebrate their 100th anniversary.  This event is free to attend.

For further information and to register please click here​​​​​

Celebrating 100 Years of UCEM - Housing for Good in Reading:  The Built Environment of the Future

DATE:  Thursday 19 September 2019

LOCATION:  Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
Registration and welcome drinks from 5.30pm, with Panel Discussion at 6.30pm and Champagne and canapé reception.

You are invited to celebrate the launch of UCEM's Celebrating 100 Years of UCEM - Building Futures 1919-2019 exhibition at a panel event and evening reception in aid of UCEM's charity partner, LaunchPad Reading, who help to prevent some of Reading's most vulnerable and disadvantaged people becoming homeless.

The pane discussion and audience Q&A will explore innovative ideas for the creation of a long-term, sustainable housing solution that aims to provide safe, secure homes and will set the standard for a more positive Built Environment of the future.

Guests will then be invited to view UCEM's exhibition during a Champagne and canapé reception, hosted in The Story of Reading Gallery at Reading Museum.
This event is free to attend.

For further information and to register please click here​​​​​

PPN/UCEM site visit of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

DATE:  Thursday 3 October 2019

LOCATION:   Hinkley Point C Power Station, Bridgewater, Somerset


Hinkley Point C is one of the largest and most complex projects in Europe and will take 10 years to complete.  It will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.

EPRs – originally known as European Pressurised Water Reactors – are a type of Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR). The design of the UK EPRs that will be built at Hinkley Point C represents a major development on previous PWRs, making them amongst the safest and most efficient civil nuclear power generators ever designed.

The UK EPR design marks significant progress towards sustainability. It has been designed to use less uranium and produce almost a third less long-lived radioactive wastes compared with water reactors in operation today.

Please note that all visits are subject to site operations and HPC reserves the right to cancel, modify or postpone HPC visits at any time.  The content of the visit and the permitted access time to site is at the discretion of HPC.

Further details to follow shortly.

Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Autumn Lunch

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 3 October 2019 - Aperitifs from 12:00pm , with lunch
at 12.45pm

LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

MEMBERS PRICE: £TBC to include lunch & wine with meal.

The Guest Speaker for this lunch will be Mr Chris Elliott - former editor of Guardian News and Media, Consultant to Impress: Ethics, Media Standards and Press Freedom

To book please contact Madeleine - ppnsecretary@outlook.com 

Visit Royal Air Force Club website

Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2019 (3CPD event)

DATE: Friday 11 October 2019

LOCATIONCulham Science Centre


Further details to follow.

PPN Autumn Golf Day

DATE: Thursday 31 October 2019

location:  Denham Golf Club, Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Bucks UB9 5DE

Join us for an informal day at Denham Golf Club for our Autumn Golf Day on Thursday 31 October 2018. Denham's parkland course, designed by Harry Colt, challenges golfers of all abilities, whether an accomplished golfer or relatively new to the game.

Further details to follow shortly.

PPN Wine Tasting Quiz and AGM

DATE: Thursday, 7 November 2010 - AGM: 5:30pm,  Wine Tasting Quiz: 5.35pm-8.00pm  (DATED TO BE CONFIRMED)

LOCATION:  London - Venue to be confirmed


PPN will be holding another wine tasting quiz in November, which is a very relaxed, informal event.  No knowledge of wine necessary but you will have the opportunity to learn a little from the wine expert, as well as meeting other PPN members, students and guests.  Further details to follow shortly. 

A brief AGM will be held at 5.30pm and the wine tasting quiz will follow straight after at 5.35pm.

Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Christmas Lunch

DATE:  Thursday, 12 December 2019 - Aperitifs from 12:00pm,
             with lunch at 12.45pm

LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

MEMBERS PRICE: £TBC per person to include lunch & wine with meal.

The Guest Speaker for this lunch will be Lord Hogan-Howe - former Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Further details to follow.

Visit Royal Air Force Club website

PPN Annual Lunch at the House of Lords

DATE: Friday 24 January 2020 - 12.30pm-2.30pm (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

location:  Palace of Westminster, London SW1

PPN members, including UCEM student members and UCEM staff, are invited to attend the PPN Annual Lunch, and are very welcome to invite guests if they wish. Members may take a table (seating 10), although these are limited.  For further information please contact Madeleine, PPN Secretary.

We hope to be able to offer a tour of the Palace of Westminster by a Blue Badge Guide for Lunch attendees - limited availability.  

Further details to follow.

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