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Regional Gathering (Cambridge, East Region)

23rd March 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are delighted to invite those living in the East of England to the first Eastern Regional Gathering, to be held at The Eagle Pub, Benet Street, Cambridge on Friday 23rd March.  If you are living, studying, travelling through or visiting, please get in touch and come join us for drinks.


Reigatian Gatherings

The Reigatian Community continues to be far-reaching.  From Plymouth to Perth, there are Reigatians working, studying, with their families or enjoying a well-earned retirement in all parts of the UK, as well as further afield.

The RGS community is important as the network connects people both socially and professionally.  We have seen huge success and have great examples of the RGS network helping people arrange jobs, accommodation, get local advice and new business connections.  It is also a great opportunity to reconnect and reminisce over school days at RGS.

The Eagle Pub:

Originally opened in 1667 as the “Eagle and Child”, The Eagle is one of the larger pubs in Cambridge, England, on the north side of Bene’t Street in the centre of the city. The site is owned by Corpus Christi College and is managed by Greene King brewery. Apart from the main bar, it sports a beer garden and the so-called RAF bar, at the rear, with graffiti of World War II airmen covering the ceiling and walls.

When the university’s Cavendish Laboratory was still at its old site at nearby Free School Lane, the pub was a popular lunch destination for staff working there. Thus, it became the place where Francis Crick interrupted patrons’ lunchtime on 28 February 1953 to announce that he and James Watson had “discovered the secret of life” after they had come up with their proposal for the structure of DNA.  The anecdote is related in Watson’s book The Double Helix, and is commemorated on a blue plaque next to the entrance, and two plaques in the middle room by the table where Crick and Watson lunched regularly. Today the pub serves a special ale to commemorate the discovery, dubbed “Eagle’s DNA”.


23rd March 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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