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Issue 1 Spring 2008

Regent’s students remember From the Book of Condolences

A vibrant, bubbly personality

Martine Vik Magnussen She enlivened discussions

Loved by all who surrounded

by Hayley-Jane Marshall
Our thoughts and sympathy are
and Sarah Dhupar with you

A one minute silence in memory of We will remember you

RBSL student Martine Vik Magnussen
was held in Herringham Hall on Friday She was friendly and cheerful
4 April at 12:00.
The event was attended by a large A smile like sunshine Literally Gorgeous: Degrees of
number of staff and students who Freedom - two RACL gradu-
came to honour Martine’s memory. ates’ fashion line
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sci-
ences Dean Judith Ackroyd signalled Parish Church had been arranged for
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the beginning of the silence, and a the service.
bell rang to announce its end. Afterwards, there were queues of
A memorial service was held the friends, staff and students waiting to
following week, on Thursday 10 April. contribute to the Book of Condo-
Herringham Hall was full of people lences, which is going to be bound
who attended the service to pay their into a book for the family.
respects. The memorial service was The service was beautifully
led by the Reverend Paul Thomas and arranged. It was a perfect opportunity
Reverend Torbjorn Holt, rector of the for friends, students and staff to say
Norwegian Church in London, with goodbye to Martine and to take the
contributions from Martin Timbrell, Dr. time to have her in our thoughts fol-
Richard Gregson and Sebastian Villyn. lowing her untimely passing. She will
A pianist and choir from St. Marylebone be deeply missed and never forgotten.

Kensuke Kajita
storms Webbies
HASS’s new Dean takes to the stage
Regent’s Got Talent: Making
by Dave Bolton by Dave Bolton (Research and Business Develop- their mark on the world -
ment) at Northampton University and discover the hidden talents
Awards ceremonies exist to honour ex- Let us start with a few words of cau- the author of many publications and of Regent’s staff
cellence and the ‘Webbies’ are no dif-
ferent. Held annually at the St. Louis
tion for those who haven’t dealt with
the new Dean of Humanities, Arts and
articles dealing with the role of the-
atre as a way of dealing with problems
and students 7 >>
campus by the School of Communica- Social Sciences, Dr Judith Ackroyd. and situations, this seemed an ideal
tion, this year marked the 19th run- Don’t call her ‘Judy’, don’t dismiss her role.
ning of the event, and over the course previous academic work as “just role- “I am firmly of the belief that any-
of two-and-half hours 63 awards were play”, don’t remind her that she may one who manages academics should
handed out to students from all over have to cut down on foreign trips and be an academic,” states Dr. Ackroyd,
the world. above all, don’t ever ask her to make sitting forward to emphasise her
masks. What could get you into her point, before leaning back again and
good books is if you offer to take her smiling, which is something she does
for coffee in London’s new café cul- a lot. Managers have the capacity to
ture that has sprung up since she was be intimidating, but Dr. Ackroyd has
a student in London in 1982. an infectious enthusiasm. Casually
“I still can’t get over the change in whilst change is unsettling, the im- dressed and keen to answer all ques-
the cafés and the food,” she says, a portant thing is that attending and tions thoroughly, she seems less like
statement echoed by those of us who working at Regent’s College should be an academic and more like someone
remember a big night out meaning ‘a positive experience.’ who might also perform. Considering
dinner at an Angus Steak House Dr. Ackroyd was hired to take on that the majority of her published
restaurant. Having recently moved to the newly created role of Dean of Hu- work deals with Applied Theatre which
London from the Midlands, Dr. Ack- manities, Arts and Social Sciences requires her to deal with those not
royd is enjoying being back in the cap- (HASS) after the College restructured used to treading the boards, this isn’t
ital city, with the attraction of living by into two entities. The other, The Fac- surprising. She points out that she is
Regent’s Park. In addition, she’s look- ulty of Business and Management, is into “building communities” and not
ing forward to the “excitement and en- now led by Martin Timbrell. The brief just on getting reluctant businessmen
ergy” of her new role. for heading up the humanities side of to engage in role play as, laughing,
Everything that you would expect “For somebody coming in my po- the college was complex: a person she points out for many the thought of
to see at an awards ceremony was sition,” says the enthusiastic former from an academic background and performing is “the kiss of death!”
there. From the red carpet being pa- Associate Dean at the University of also from a field that dealt with the However, accepting this newly cre- College Cup Catastrophe
trolled by the (student) media to ac- Northampton, “it’s ever such good performing arts, who would also be ated role at Regent’s has not been Regent’s are trounced in
ceptance speeches fun,” but at the same time, “it’s a hell able to include the School of Psy- without sacrifice for football final
which thanked mums,
dads and other 2 >> of a challenge because everything is
new.” She stresses, however that
chotherapy within their remit. For Ju-
dith, as the former Associate Dean
Dr. Ackroyd. Apart
from the obvious 2 >> 8 >>
Comment shall, Juan Piccirillo and Elizabeth

Q&A with the new Dean

We also want to thank Sarah Dhu-
par, EBSL Academic Advisor, for pro-
Welcome to the first issue of The Re- duction and editing help and Noemi
gent, the newspaper for students, fac- Sadowska, RBSL senior lecturer in
ulty and staff at all of the Regent’s Global Business and Design Manage- by Katelyn Lemasters pends upon what a student wants pected places. Fiona Shaw read The
College schools. With the four schools ment , for designing our layout. from the course. Some wish to Wasteland in a performed reading –
under the Regent’s banner having re- In this edition you will meet the What accomplishments are you study the form, others to learn to directed by Deborah Warner – in a
cently been united, we feel that this is new HASS Dean Judith Ackroyd, re- most proud of? perform themselves, many who warehouse in New York. That sounds
an ideal time to be launching a campus- member the tragic loss of student I am most proud of two things. chose to study at universities (as exciting! I enjoy entering theatre
wide newspaper. Our aim is to con- Martine Vik Magnussen and see the Firstly, the teaching experiences I opposed to training schools) wish to spaces that have disturbed the
tinue building lines of communication sartorial achievements of two Re- have had with school and higher ed- do a bit of both. Then there are space and thus the dynamics of
between the schools by sharing the gent’s alumni being modelled by two ucation students. Secondly, I am types of theatrical form. The world them. A group of my students in-
news coming out of each school and of the current crop of students. proud of my research into acting offers huge range of different gen- vited the audience into the hall to
the issues common to us all. With many of our contributors and role, and the book, Role Re- res of theatre, from Nigerian Igbu find the seats all gone and a circus
This edition has been produced by about to graduate or return to their considered, which was the result. I mask to Japan’s Kabuki. New forms ring created. They performed Ham-
enthusiastic student and staff con- home countries at the end of term, we am proud of this because it chal- are often hybrids which draw from let as a clown troupe. Another
tributors from RBSL, EBSL and RACL, need new blood for the next edition, lenged the field’s assumptions and many forms. Physical theatre de- group filled a small room with peat.
with contributions from both degree which is scheduled for production in charted a new way of conceiving ap- rived from ensemble companies The smell on entering was amazing.
students and study abroad students November 2008. Ultimately we want plied theatre work, which has now is experiencing significant interest It was probably a foot deep. They
from our affiliate colleges. The volun- the paper to be written, edited and become accepted as the norm. these days and I am delighted be- were performing an ensemble piece
teer writers, photographers and pro- produced by students and adminis- Funny that it seemed so scary at the cause it challenges fixed notions of of physical theatre based on an An-
duction staff were assisted by two trative staff and hope it will provide a time because I was turning upside what is theatre. gela Carter short story. I recall sit-
members of the teaching staff. The vital voice and guide for students in all down what so many key writers had Regent’s College already offers ting on the floor very close to one
funding for production comes from of our schools. been saying. I wondered how they a selection of highly successful actor shoving another’s head into a
Student Services under the direction So, if you have a lead for a story or would react. Now, no one would drama courses and we will be de- bucket to depict a witch hunt. I got
of Frank Siegmund. you think someone should be fea- raise it as an issue. veloping this portfolio. So, I would splashed. It felt so exciting. I recall a
We want to thank our contributors tured, let us know. Please come and Where do you feel is the best say that Regent’s will be the best performance piece in a car park. So
for their work and effort: Francesca lend your support and have your say. place to study and perform theatre? place to study of course! I like to be surprised …. though I
Barrow, Dave Bolton, Sarah Dhupar, There are many great places to Best place to perform? also like to sink into a nice comfy
Katelyn Lemasters, Hayley-Jane Mar- Leslie Viney and Phil Grey study and perform theatre. It de- I like to see theatre in unex- seat at the National!

>> 1 Kensuke Kajita

storms Webbies
picked up five awards collectively in
Print Journalism and Video cate-
mutter the word “awesome” as he was
submerged under a scrum of well-wish-
members of the team, even the Web- gories. The rest of the awards were ers from his adopted campus.
bie itself being brought on to the handed out (unsurprisingly) to stu- Debra Carpenter, Dean of the
stage by a succession of attractive dents from the St. Louis campus but School of Communication, believes
girls. There were students who were there was no denying the quality of that having international competition
nominated for several awards, there the international entrants. for the awards will only make the com-
were international guests and there Alexandra Ruths, who repre- petition stronger.
were people who were unable to at- sented the Vienna campus, was un- “Last year was the first time that
tend (although there were no video- derstandingly pleased as she picked we invited (international) students
acceptance speeches). The campus up two awards for herself (Print Re- and we hope that the success this
had even found a comedic double act view & Studio Production) as well as year will encourage other campuses
as hosts who attempted to keep the an accolade for her boyfriend, Paul to participate.” She added that “Web-
show flowing and on schedule. Krauskopf. ster is an international campus, some-
The big winners on the night were “It’s such an honour to even be times we forget that there are
Japanese student Kensuke Kajita nominated” she said, “but to win is students on other campuses who can
who walked away with five awards in unexpected”. A sentiment echoed by benefit from visiting us and seeing
Advertising and Marketing Communi- Kensuke who, in winning the award as what we have to offer.”
cations and the Vienna campus who Outstanding SOC Senior, could only

The Webbies – A nominees view!

By Dave Bolton able, my fellow International Student
(Alexandra Ruths, from the Vienna
“And the winner is ....”. campus) was fun to hang out with and
I sit there with my heart pounding, I got to see the famous Arch. We
clammy hands, a prayer to a previ- were made to feel like VIPs by the at-
ously ignored deity. Speech prepared, tentive faculty.
sporting a newly purchased waistcoat, Even when we arrived at the cere-
I look like a man who should win an mony, we were interviewed and filmed
award for sartorial elegance at the on the red carpet by GTV, the campus
very least. I know that being nomi- station. Then we were ushered into a
nated is supposedly enough, but front row seat, which is when I re-
when you have endured 24 hours of alised that I was representing not only
Photo: Juan Martin Piccirillo air travel to be there, you want to win the London campus but also England
something for your trouble. itself. And, yes, I still wanted to win.
I have always found awards cere- your name is not read out and you The place was decked out with
>> 1 HASS’s new dean
takes to the stage
ering her answer carefully before an-
monies to be curious events. They
exist not only to celebrate success
mentally relocate to the bar.
So, upon discovering that I had
photos of the nominees and a big
screen to show snippets of the nomi-
move away from Northampton, she “I want the work (of HASS) to be and honour the worthy, but also as a been nominated for a Webbie for Print nated films and projects. It was
fears she will have to take more of a recognised and valued,” she states, reminder that not everyone can be a Review Column by the St Louis School hosted by the self-titled ‘comedic
backseat in her contributions to pub- but while she isn’t specific about in- winner. For every five nominees, there of Communication, I was unsure as to duo’ Larry Baden and Bernie Hayes,
lished work, whilst being unable to ac- corporating any theatre links, she has will be four who do not win. The nom- how to react. It was fortunate that I had two campus professors. There were
cept her many invitations to speak not ruled out the possibility of “using inees will sit there, the eyes of the already been invited out by the Dean as the Larry Girls, female (mainly blonde)
and run workshops abroad. drama to work with staff to develop world upon them as they politely ap- the London representative. But being students who made me think of the
Admitting that she is “painfully be- the Faculty”. As we all have a role to plaud their own failure. I will always re- nominated for an award meant that I Wheel of Fortune. There were 63
hind in my reading”, she says it’s a play at the college, this could be an in- member a scene from the US Show would have to keep my competitive na- awards handed out and a short stu-
small price to pay for the new opportu- novative approach and Dr Ackroyd ‘Friends’ when Joey was nominated ture – already well known to my UK col- dent film split into digestible chunks
nity that she has been given here in could be just the one to show us ex- but didn’t win and was filmed swear- leagues – firmly in check. that were distracting enough to calm
London. I ask her how she will be using actly what it is. ing and ranting at his companion. I Once in St Louis, the welcome af- my nerves.
her past experiences in the position at Just don’t call her Judy. happen to think that is a far more re- forded to me could not have been These ceremonies
Regent’s College. She pauses, consid-
alistic reaction than nodding sagely as warmer. My lodgings were comfort- are to reward talent 8 >>
by Sarah Dhupar

A series of internationally-themed
weeks kicked off at Regent’s College
between 7–11 April with the events of
European Week. Organised by the
European Week is a big success
staff from the International Pro-
grammes Office at EBSL, the events The student Council coordinated a Fair gave many other Regent’s College
brought 20 guest presenters from 13 number of social and cultural events students a chance to see what our
different EBSL partner institutions as part of European Week. The Euro- partner institutions have to offer, and
across Europe to take part. pean themed events included three to promote studying abroad as an op-
The week began with a launch European films, a European sofa quiz, tion,” said Katie Morris of the Interna-
party for Regent’s College staff and a Eurovision song contest, and a Eu- tional Programmes Office.
guests. Martin Timbrell, Dean of the ropean photo contest. The Fair contained 36 stands rep-
Business Faculty, gave the opening The proceeds from a European resenting each partner institution and
speech and thanked European guests Wine and Cheese Tasting event went each study abroad choice. Each stand
and academics across Regent’s Col- to a Russian children’s charity. Staff was staffed by representatives from
lege for supporting and participating and students let their taste-buds ex- participating universities as well as ex-
in the events. plore the continent with wines and change students, and students who
Over the next four days, academ- cheeses that had been donated, while had returned from their study periods
ics from the institutions delivered a contemporary jazz band performed. abroad.
guest lectures with European themes, Two sporting events were organ- Also at the Fair were stands by sev-
including ‘Intercultural Communica- ised by Regent's College’s Sports Co- eral language co-ordinators from EBSL,
tion in Europe’ delivered by Elisabeth ordinator Lisa Downey – a European with information on each of their re-
Dickson of ESPEME Nice, and ‘Ser- tennis tournament and a staff versus spective countries, such as travel and
vice Marketing: A Spanish Case’, de- student European football match tourist information, pictures, papers,
livered by Lorea Narbaiza from (which the students won!). and examples of typical food.
Universidad de Deusto in Spain. An important part of European All of this was set to a background
Using a case study from her home Week was the Study Abroad Fair in of European music and a slideshow of
town of San Sebastian, Lorea re- Herringham Hall, which offered study the partner institutions and the coun-
ported on reactions to a modern abroad options for students. “While tries where they are situated. “It was very
building that had been built in the tra- study abroad is a compulsory aspect successful and enjoyable, well attended
ditional town. of their degree for EBSL students, the and informative,” said Katie Morris.
Each lecture brought a cultural as-
pect from a different part of Europe.
One popular talk on, ‘Pablo Picasso:
Vida y Obra’, delivered by Maria Victo-
ria Chico Picaza from EBS Madrid, is How a star was born Information Database)’, and at the
now featured on the EBS website. Project Board held just before the
Many of Regent’s College’s own ac- by Sarah Dhupar first phase of the launch, ‘Star’
ademics also delivered guest lectures, was chosen as the winning entry.
including Dr. Liz Allen of EBSL, on A new computer system is in the Standing for STudent Adminis-
‘Britain in Europe: is there a culture process of being implemented tration Record system, the winning
clash?’ which forms part of her own across Regent’s College, as some name actually came from (STAR)
module ‘The Business of Culture: Britain of you may have noticed with the Project Manager Julia Crossman,
and the Heritage Industry’. Liz said: “The recent competition to name that so the 50 pounds bookshop voucher
lecture had a highly relevant British Cul- system. prize went to the person who sub-
ture focus, looking at the construction Many entries were received mitted the entry that came a close
of the British identity, and looking at from both staff and students, in- second, Secretary Shirley Paul, for
the way that has been forced partly in cluding ‘Parklife’, ‘Octopus’, ‘Regen- her entry of ‘SID’.
relation to the French as Other.” tology’, ‘Regis’ and ‘SID (Student

Champagne served with Gallic pomp and ceremony

by Hayley-Jayne Marshall

Students and staff at Regent’s Col-

lege experienced an exciting French
Ceremony called Sabre d’Or as part of
the EBS European Week activities tak-
ing place on campus.
The ceremony, which involves sev-
ering the top off a chilled bottle of
Champagne with a sabre, was per-
College librarian Sven takes the Lib formed by Grand Master Jean-Claude
Jalloux of the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or.
Dem whip in Lewisham The international order, with 15
Caveaux de Sabrage around the
by Dave Bolton for Lewisham in South London. As the world, dates back to Napoleonic
party of the group within the local times, but today the ceremonial tradi-
For many people who decide to take council, he is responsible for helping tion occurs mainly in restaurants and
up residence in this country, it’s usual the party with group cohesion, ensur- hotels around the world.
to take only a passing interest in ing that voter turnout is high and Students and staff gathered in
British politics. Unless something af- keeping the higher levels of the party Herringham Hall on Friday 11 April to
fects their own sphere of influence, fully supported from the ground level. await Jean-Claude’s arrival, which was
they are content to leave politics to Knowing that “it would be a bit slightly delayed by the weather. How- elbow and you’ll be back at your table After Jean-Claude demonstrated
the pages of the newspapers or the awkward if the people of Britain were ever it was worth the wait to witness regaling your fellow guests with tales the art of severing the top off a cham-
television networks. However, here at represented by a foreigner,” Sven took this unusual event. He held the bottle of how easy it really was,” said Jean pagne bottle with his sabre, he invited
Regent’s College we are proud to have and passed the Citizenship test in Au- of champagne with one hand and the Claude. a member of the audience to give it a
an individual who both comes from gust 2007, making him a legal citizen sabre with the other, and with a quick When performed on a suitably try. Katie Morris, a member from the
outside the UK and is firmly involved of both Britain and Germany. This flick of his wrist, sent the neck flying chilled bottle of Champagne, the cork International Programme Office (IPO)
in the political spectrum here. pairing may sound unusual, but as the cleanly away and glass annulus (ring) fly away, team stepped up to the occasion, sev-
Sven Griesenbeck, who originally Royal Family themselves are de- “It can seem daunting when you spilling little of the liquid. The pres- ering the top of perfectly. Katie was
hails from Germany and works in the scended from Germanic stock, it are initially handed a sabre and a sure of the Champagne always en- knighted and awarded a certificate for
college library, has lived in London for shouldn’t cause too many raised eye- chilled bottle of Champagne with the sures that no glass falls back into the her newly found skill.
11 years. Having joined the Liberal brows when the time comes for Sven expectation that you will sever the top bottle. Check the website before try- Following the event, guests were
Democrat party in 2005, he was re- to hit the campaign trail. of the bottle with the sword’s blade. ing this at home! served Champagne and a range of
cently elected Chief Whip of the party All it needs is a firm wrist with a high www.confreriedusabredor.co.uk speciality cheeses.
Degrees of Freedom
by Francesca Barrow us right now, so everyone has to pick up the able now. In three years Noelle would like to
slack,” he says, explaining how his job can in- have private equity coming in to buy shares in
Blondie got it right when she sang “Wrap me in clude doing anything from “just general opera- the company so they can open up their own
designer sheets and I’ll never get enough”. Noth- tional management to liaising with the factories, store in London, “perhaps in Belgravia.”
ing is more fabulous than having every cen- exporting/importing, the website, figuring out ex- Chelsea Pletts, one of the DOF models for
timetre of your body enfolded in a swathe of actly how to get products to the stores, market- The Regent newspaper says that the clothes feel
deliciously opulent material. Noelle Reno, who ing, or backing the floor.” so good, “you never want to take them off!”
graduated last year from Regent’s College, has The line has already been snatched up by Noelle and Eric are hoping that the fashionistas
founded ‘Degrees of Freedom’, a clothing line of both Harrods and Harvey Nichols and is avail- will feel the same way as she does.
cashmere casual-wear for the woman with a jet
set lifestyle who demands to be ‘comfortable-
Inspired by the idea of clothes that on-the-
go women could easily wear both in the home
and outside, Noelle brought on board fellow
graduate Eric Benz, to work alongside her in the
company as managing director. Their vision is to
encapsulate an ‘aristocratic, sensual, chic’ look
in a line of tracksuits, opera coats, Boleyn jack-
ets and dresses. “No one’s done that before,”
says Noelle.
As she talks about ‘Degrees of Freedom’,
every word is fuelled with a sense of urgent am-
bition. “I was ready to leave Regents,” Noelle
tells me, her baby blue eyes earnest. She spent
her last college year juggling lectures with busi-
ness meetings although “I was on the Dean’s list
every semester.”
While the typical Regent’s College lifestyle
embraces the club scene, Noelle says she had
already got her “degree in clubbing”, coming
from a background in acting and modelling in
Milan, Hollywood and Paris.
With her evenings out usually related to pro-
Degrees of Freedom
Cream White Opera Coat with Cream White
Wide-Cuff Cummerbund Pant

Silk Cashmere Printed Racerback Top

With a growing number of people crossing

the threshold from their degree into establish-
ing their own labels, Noelle says that what dif-
ferentiates her from the masses is that “we have
grown so quickly. We are trying to launch inter-
nationally all at once which is not the usual; to
become a global brand from the beginning.” The
company is looking to open offices in New York
and Los Angeles first and later to expand further.
Noelle’s fiancé Matthew Mellon brings a
wealth of experience in fashion to the company
from his background with Jimmy Choo shoes as
well as Harry’s, his own shoe line, and has been
a driving force from the beginning. “Other people
don’t have a shareholder with such high expec-
tations,” Noelle says. Mathew wants to “do a mil-
lion” next season, having already grossed
£500,000 in the company’s first season.
The rest of the team, which includes de-
signer Nigel Glasgow, also share the same phi-
losophy. “If you don’t change with the season,
you’re finished,” says Eric of the competitive
fashion world. “The dynamic of the team is re-
Degrees of Freedom ally amazing.” Eric, who met Noelle while shoot-
Cream White Opera Coat ing a video project as part of his Media
Communications degree says, “I was always in
her mind as someone who could help out or as-
moting Degrees of Freedom, Noelle explains sist with an area, whether it be filming or pro-
that a quiet dinner with girlfriends is “far more duction.” But when he began in the company
exciting” than a night out at Crystal where “I’m aged twenty three, he had no experience of the
allegedly a founding member but have never industry and never imagined he would be work- Degrees Of Freedom
been.” ing in women’s fashion. “There are only three of Woodrose Bolero with Woodrose Half-Butt Pant

Degrees of Freedom
Cream White Opera Coat with Cream White
Wide-Cuff Cummerbund Pant

Silk Cashmere Printed Racerback Top

Woodrose Bolero with Woodrose Half-Butt Pant

Models: Francesca Barrow & Chelsea Pletts

All photos by Elizabeth Campbell
done I told him that my knife must
Yummy Restaurants have been dirty with garlic!”
His first experience of a profes-
by Katelyn Lemasters sional kitchen came at a very early
age when he used to help out in the
Restaurant: Strada (Italian Food) big and dangerous kitchen of his
“Strada makes for excellent dad’s transport café. He studied do-
pizza” Vogue mestic science at school, which in
Location: 100 Baker Street, those days was very unusual for a boy,
London, W1U 6TW and from his teacher’s and his dad’s
Hours: Monday-Saturday: suggestion he then went on to cater-
Noon – 11 pm ing college.
Sunday: Noon – 10:30 pm From there he came to London to
Price Range: Affordable, dishes work at the Savoy Hotel, which he says
range in cost from £4-16 was very daunting. “When my brother
Recommended Dishes: came to visit me he thought I had
• Spaghetti al Ragu (£8.95) come to hell,” he says “what with all
• Bufala Pizza (£7.95) the fire and the people running
• Margherita Pizza (£6.95 around shouting at each other.”
• Penne con Bufala (£8.25) Photo: Stefanie Larson One bit of knowledge that you
would think would come from just

Restaurant: Getti (Italian)

Location: 42 Marylebone High
Early blunders of Britain’s top chefs plain common sense though is: if you
leave something cooking for too long,
it is going to burn, as Executive Chef
Street, London, W1U 5HD of the five star Royal Garden Hotel
Hours: Monday-Saturday: by Sarah Dhupar came cold, the beans stewed instead noise of the exhausts and blowers Steve Munkley found out one day. “I
Noon-3 pm and 6-11 pm of boiling and eventually turned a dull, were frightening, as was the din of the burnt a soup for 300 people beyond
Price Range: Pricey, dishes range There have been a lot of new things yellowy, greenish colour – I was terri- chefs busily working away with hardly repair half an hour before I was due to
in cost from £7- 28.50 happening with food at Regent’s Col- fied! I have never refreshed, wrapped a passing glance towards him. But he serve it. Every body under the sun was
Recommended Dishes: lege over the past year, with the open- and frozen a pan of beans so quickly was hugely excited and simply wanted chopping onions – I have never made
• Spaghetti all’Aragosta ing of the new Grill Bar, the Brasserie, in my life as on that day. Somehow, I to make it a big success for himself. soup so fast in all life that wasn’t out
(£ 17.30) the Deli and the new-look Refectory. managed to get away with it without He says that it was a huge challenge of a packet! I take full responsibility –
• Risotto ai Frutti di Mare But what was it like for some of the chef finding out, but I lived in fear to even get the senior staff to teach I put it on the stove and turned it on, I
(£ 12.35) Britain’s top chefs when all things for weeks to follow!” him. “In those days chefs did not like just forgot that I had done it!”
• Grigliata d’Aragosta – Lobster food were new to them? Another chef to suffer as the con- training their juniors and gave them Someone else who started at the
& Seafood – (£28.50) Household name and star of ITV’s sequence of a party cancellation was only the mundane jobs forever it bottom making mistakes along the
‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Gary Rhodes may the most well known and respected seemed. The biggest challenge then, way but still made it to the top is Chris
have his cooking down to a very fine Asian chef in the UK, Cyrus Todiwala. was to get around them, win their con- Galvin, Head Chef of the only Conran
Restaurant: Wagamama art now, but when he was first start- “I remember one day I made 2000 fidence and get them to show me restaurant to have a Michelin Star,
(South East Asian) ing out, he was very scared of his scotch eggs, only to find out after- their secrets.” The Orrery. “I started out washing up
Location: 14 Irving Street, head chef finding out about his mis- wards that the party was cancelled,” Celebrity chef Brian Turner agrees. for Antony Worral Thompson, and he
London, WC2H 7AF takes, and one in particular. In one of he says. “It was completely my error He says that in those days people did will never let me forget it!” says Chris.
Hours: Monday-Thursday: his very first jobs, he was working in a as I should have checked the notice not want to teach you and they never He was learning to cook at the
Noon-11 pm restaurant in a hotel and a large party board, as it was written on there! Then shared their recipes or techniques – same time though, and he loved every
Friday-Saturday: Noon-12 am had cancelled, giving very little notice. one day I sliced ten kilos of bacon and you just had to find out for yourself. minute of it, even if sometimes he
Sunday: Noon-10 pm This left the kitchen with lots of food piled them one on top of the other One recipe however that he did find was a bit too enthusiastic in his work.
Price Range: Affordable, dishes to use up, but in particular, with six making them all stick and apparently out for himself didn’t go down too well “I made loads of mistakes when I
range in cost from £5-10.35 large boxes of extra fine French quite useless for making ‘Angels on with his teacher at catering college. was starting out, but my biggest one
Recommended Dishes: beans. Horseback’ which I had to do.” “When I was at college I thought I was when I was so keen to wash up
• Chicken Chilli Men (£9.00) The chef wanted them cooked, Cyrus, who runs two London was a real clever chappy. One day we that I took the pan which the chef
• Seafood Ramen (£9.50) wrapped in portions of 10 and frozen. restaurants including the award win- were to make an apple pie, and on the had taken the mussels out of and
• Chicken Katsu Curry (£7.95) “It came to a large pot of boiling ning Café Spice Namaste, and is a recipe it said to put in a clove, and of threw all the mussels stock away
salted water and for a mad moment I celebrity chef in India, remembers course I thought this meant a clove of that was in it – which he was just
decided to tip all six boxes of beans being really scared on his first day garlic. When it came to the tasting my about to use. The chef was an old
Restaurant: Green Note into the pot, rather than cooking a few working in a professional kitchen, as teacher said to me ‘Erm, Turner, fashioned guy who gave me a right
(World Vegetarian) at a time,” says Gary. “The water be- the huge cavernous kitchen and the what’s this?’ Having realised what I’d telling off!”
Location: 106 Parkway, London,
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday:
Sunday: 1pm-Midnight Dave plays chef for an hour As I learn very quickly, it is very Ten things you should know about
Closed: Monday & Tuesday hard!
Eat in the rear dining room and by Dave Bolton Put yourself in the position of London (according to a Londoner)
enjoy live music while you munch Richard Evans, head chef of Regent’s
Price Range: Affordable, dishes I am scared and it shows. In my hands College. He has been a practicing chef 1. It is not cheap! matches involving London clubs
range in cost from £2.25-8.95 I hold a very sharp piece of metal, with for 16 years, three of which he has 2. People do not care whether you are hard to come by … unless it
Recommended Dishes: which I have to complete what seems run the kitchen at the College. Not have a nice day or not is for Fulham
• variety of Tapas (£2.25- the relatively simple task of cutting up only does he have the responsibility of 3. Hotdogs purchased from ven- 7. Camden Town on the weekend
£4.95) a cucumber. The chef standing beside running a kitchen from 7 in the morn- dors in the street may not be of is to be avoided like the plague
• organic marinated tofu me is barely able to conceal his dis- ing, a time when I am fortunately premium quality 8. Cyclists live and ride by their
(£6.95) dain, and tells me to “hold the knife asleep, but he has to make sure that 4. Riding on the Tube is an expe- own laws; take care when
• salad platter (select five from like a man” and explains again how to the staff and students of the College rience best undertaken after crossing the road even if the
a long list of options) (£8.95) slice and dice without losing my fin- are kept fed and watered on a con- 10am and before 4pm little green man says you can
gers. Losing my fingers is the last of stant basis. Unlike a restaurant, the 5. The myth of the cheerful taxi cross as you may still get hit
my worries, it is getting through the kitchen doesn’t open and close at a driver is exactly that …. a myth, by someone in a fluorescent
Restaurant: The Hobgoblin hour that concerns me. certain time, this is a continuous cycle as they are normally surly, less tank top.
Location: 21 Balcombe Street, In retrospect I should have re- of food. than keen to drive any great 9. You are very unlikely to run into
London, NW1 6HB alised that there would be an element Which is why, when faced with the distance and will refuse to take any of the Royal family, even if
Food Served: Monday-Sunday: of danger when I agreed to this. After prospect of teaching someone who you anywhere after midnight you go to Buckingham Palace.
Noon-2 pm and 6-11 pm all, I have seen enough cookery shows has no cookery skills whatsoever, he that is not on their way home. 10. Bus drivers are even worse
Price Range: Affordable, for when over the years to realise that cutting decides that the best place for me to 6. Tickets for Premiership football than taxi drivers. D.B.
you fancy a good pint of ale with of vegetables is an integral weapon in learn is in the salad preparation de-
your meal a chef’s armoury, but I never imagined partment. This is where the knife and
Recommended Dishes: that I would be actually entrusted with the disdain come in.
• Pad Thai (Chicken, Prawn or the responsibility of preparing food for To be fair, I do look the part. I have the tomatoes that will form part of the away whilst their blades make short
Tofu) (£5.95) mass consumption. The presence of been issued with the regulation blue couscous I am making, and now trem- work of the seemingly endless pro-
• Kaeng Paa Kai (Chicken, a health and safety form to be signed, checked trousers, a spiffy white jacket bling slightly I go for attempt number cession of vegetables.
Prawn or Tofu) (£4.95 exclud- absolving the kitchen of any blame, and a small hat. However any resem- two. This is even worse. I am so con- Christian has had enough of my
ing rice) alerted me to the risk that I was ex- blance to Jamie Oliver quickly disap- scious of where my fingers are in re- incompetence. “Can you prepare me
• Massaman Curry (Beef or pected to do something, and it was pears when my tutor, Christian, takes lation to the knife that I am unable to some French dressing?” he asks. I
Lamb) (£5.95 excluding rice) obviously not going to be toasting one look at my cucumber attempt and cut with any speed at all. Worse is the mumble that I do not
bread. Still how hard can it be to cut sweeps it into the bin and tells me to fact that out of the corner of my eye I actually know how to

things? start again. My face goes as red as can see two people chatting blithely do that, but if he 8 >>
The Regent’s guide to a hot night’s clubbing in London
by Francesca Barrow ing that everybody is partying to- which feature some light entertain- their faces seem to express pain at gradually become obsessed with this
gether’. There is a cocktail of clas- ment such as erotic dancing, com- letting anyone in at all, perhaps be- members-only boutique nightclub. Its
When the library doors close and the sic music that’s hard not to like, plete with chains and whips! cause they wish they could be the success is hardly surprising consider-
clock strikes eleven, Regent’s College impeccable treatment from staff That the dancers they hire are ones inside partying. ing that the owner, Fred Moss, brings
comes out to play. Lucky for us that that have probably been there since nothing to write home about is unfor- Whatever you do, don’t adopt the fifteen years’ experience of hosting
London has one of the best club the place opened, a separate restau- tunate (and I’m not just saying that attitude of thinking you will get in some of the most successful clubs. Its
scenes in the world. But as new clubs rant bar area with a disco menu also because I think I can do better). The wearing Juicy Couture tracksuits, as light-box enhanced tables have seen
come and go, where is it that Regents’ available throughout the night. Add to service could also be improved upon one such high society Madame who celebrities no less than P Diddy and
students should be to show the rest this a selection of the city’s most in- and following a great start in the way will remain unnamed, felt obliged to Keira Knightly. Whether you are a fan
of the elite how to party? famous crowd and you have one of of music, the DJs now let the place do. No, Crystal calls for bling as bright of the décor or not, the music is un-
London’s best loved nightspots. down. It is not clear which way Dolce as well, crystals, darling. But as much deniably good and follows you wher-
will go, though it is definitely worth a fun as it is, once we’re inside, we are ever you go on account of there being
Tramp Nightclub Dolce visit, but better sooner than later con- also getting slightly bored of the atti- a DJ both upstairs in the Italian
Jermyn Street Air Street sidering that the crowd is rapidly de- tude that Crystal has become known restaurant and downstairs in the main
teriorating. for. The fact is, if you are going to party club area. Yes, they have thought of
The Original and still the Best? To-the-Vita at any one of the top clubs in London, everything here, including a heated
The library-esque wooden walls of Dolce is a relatively young entrant Crystal you are likely to be fabulous enough smokers’ garden, so smokers can
Tramp must have many stories to tell to the club scene, having just opened Wells Street anyway, so frankly should expect to be once again feel like they are part of
from its thirty five year existence. One in December 2007. Considering its treated like the best. Crystal should the cool clique and haven’t been
rumour goes that a young Shirley competition (with a range of clubs Crystal Clique, literally improve on treatment of their guests, shoved out front, in the cold, to do
MacLaine even fell asleep on top of a such as Mahiki, Maddox, Cukoo and If you’re in the mood to shine like because having to stand around for their dirty work. The door staff are
table one night. Founded in 1969 by Movida in close vicinity), it has not the sun, Crystal is the epitome of all longer than five minutes in five-inch friendly and efficient enough, though
Johnny Gold and his business partner done too badly. It has played host to that is extravagant about London Louboutin’s, while they make a big perhaps they should be slightly more
Oscar Lerman, Tramp has seen the some sophisticated clientele such as night life. The crystal type lighting fea- deal about what table you’re on, is selective about the number of hook-
likes of Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Roberto Cavalli, which just so hap- ture that covers the whole ceiling of neither comfortable nor acceptable. ers they let in the place. But as with
Hurley, Peter Sellers, Kate Moss, Paris pens to be the standard Vodka they the club seems designed for a crowd many spots in central London, you
Hilton and Princess Anne to name just serve there. The club is certainly expected to order the best: that is, Maddox are likely to get a mixed crowd. If
a few. pleasing on the eye with the inside countless bottles of Crystal along with Mill Street you’re looking for every aristocrat in
If you prefer your clubs modern painted simply in black and gold, with the usual Belvedere. And that’s not London partying under the same roof
and vast, then Tramp is not for you. Its water features and impressive chan- wrong. The array of guests who enter All hail the Almighty then stick with somewhere like Tramp,
traditionally designed interiors and deliers. And for those who like to Crystal’s heavenly doors, are no less No club review would be complete but there’s no denying that, for the ul-
homely feel give those who party at make a show of themselves, there are than carefully selected. In fact, the without a mention of Maddox. Since timate clubber’s experience, Maddox
this exclusive members’ club ‘the feel- two podiums at the centre of the club bouncers are so exclusive that even its opening in April 2007, London has has the baton.

Regent’s got talent and we’ve found it!

third in his second season. In 2002
Jan raced in the Czech International
Touring Car Championship in the Ford
Fiesta category. Together with Erik
Janis he finished first and they be-
came the youngest winners of the
In 2003 he made the transition to
formula cars, competing in the Ger-
man Formula BMW Championship. In
2004 he raced for Keke Rosberg’s
team in the same series. After two
years’ racing in formula BMW, Jan
Charouz on a winning track landed a seat in the Italian F3000
Championship. As the youngest driver
At just 20 years old, Czech racing in the field he still managed to score
driver Jan Charouz has already won points and compete with more experi-
the 2006 F3000 International Mas- enced drivers.
ters championship. Jan has achieved Jan Charouz gained Champion
so much so soon, his career is an title in the F3000 International Mas-
open road causing momentum in the ters Series in 2006, winning best
racing world. rookie driver. He recently returned
RBS Student Jan Charouz started from Barcelona, finishing third in the
racing at the tender age of seven in 2008 Le Mans Series. Jan says,
the Comer 80 class, where he raced “We’re really happy with the result.” Jameson headed for stardom Influenced by a wide range of mu- son are one of only 17 acts to make it
for five years. In 2000 he moved to For more information about Jan, sical styles, the band’s sound is un- through to the National Grand Final of
the ICA-J kart series in the Czech In- check out his website at EBS staff member Hayley-Jayne Mar- derpinned by a catchy soul/rock ITV’s ‘Live and Unsigned’ which will be
ternational Championship, coming www.jan-charouz.cz/ shall is lead singer/songwriter for the sound. Jameson have been played on televised by Sky & ITV in June.
five-piece band Jameson. BBC Radio, and appeared on ITV, Sky For more information on Jameson
Jameson were born in the winter of and local newspapers, and are now you can check out their website;
2006, out of several other bands. Since keen to grow and take the next step in www.myspace.com/jamesonband
then the Essex pop-rockers’ reputation their musical career.
has grown, along with their following. From over 10,000 artists, Jame-

Franco’s Chariot rocks classic rock and roll, and the blues.
The violin plays a strong part in their
Regent’s very own Asia School Liason originality, giving their songs more of a
Officer Neil Herrington goes under the gypsy edge.
name of ‘Bingo Handjive’, when play- Check them out at: http://uk.my-
ing violin for hot new outfit Franco’s space.com/francoschariot
Chariot. The four-piece class their
music as a ‘Voodoo priesthood dedi- Where to see them? – Tommy Flynns,
cated to Rock and Roll’. Camden.
With an eclectic range of influ- Who they sound like? – A cross
ences, they’ve managed to create a between Gogol Bordello & the Clash
distinctive sound that draws on punk, Best Song? – Kisses in the Sun
Creative Seed
On the 18 of April 2008, students
attending Design Management in
Practice module organised a Trade
Show entitled Creative Seed. It repre-
sented the growth of the up and com-
ing talent. This year they not only
promoted their own talents but also
those of entrepreneurial British de- Regent’s go down
signers, showcasing the work of
Catherine Tough (interior products Katelyn Lemasters
and gifts), Viviana de Gallegos (silver
gifts for special occasions) and Re- On March 13th Regent’s Col-
becca Chitty (‘attention seeking’ gifts lege, in yellow, played for the first
and products for the home). time in the final of the Southern
England Student Sports Associa-
tion Bowl. In an intensely competi-
tive match Regent’s were ultimately
defeated 3-0 by Buckinghamshire

New buzz on campus >> 6 Dave plays chef for

an hour
Christian smiling even more, and the
realization that I am not here on a
shows me what to do I will be happy to long term basis means that he will not
prepare it for him. He rattles of a set of have to put up with my incompetence
There are many things that we have instructions that might as well be in for very long.
come to expect from Regent’s (decent Swahili for all the sense they make. The hour is nearly up, and I am
standard of education, a reasonable Three parts mustard, two parts vinegar keen to finish on a good note, so ask
cup of coffee and a car park that re- and seven parts olive oil. Or was it one if there is anything else I can do be-
sembles David Beckham’s garage) part vinegar and seven parts mustard? fore taking my leave. Christian nods,
but beekeeping is not top of many stu- My blank expression has caused an- and asks me to fetch him some trays
Stand dedicated to designs by Viviana dents’ lists. However tucked away be- other look of disdain and he directs me of polenta from the larder. There is
de Gallegos created by Alima Zhana- hind some fierce shrubbery near the to a bench where the requisite ingredi- only a slight problem. What on earth
bilova, Heidi Jensen & Jessica Janna sports court there are three beehives. ents are kept. From there I am told to does polenta look like? What is po-
Not only that but they are ‘active’ use the blender to mix the French lenta? Is there anything simpler that I
beehives, a fact pointed out by the dressing. Finally something that I know can help with? Christian is straight to
rather helpful yellow and black sign how to use, this will be no different to the point. “I am thirsty, can you pour
which is placed some 10 yards from mixing a smoothie or preparing a Long me a glass of water?”
these wooden homes of the Apis Mel- Island Iced Tea. Finally something I know I can do!
lifera or, for the uninformed, the honey- Photo: Dave Bolton Joy is short lived. My French dress- This experience has, however, not
bee. According to the British Beekeeping ing looks like something that a cat been a waste of time. I have a new re-
Association, many colonies of bees would turn its nose up at. Any resem- spect for those that work behind the
are ‘of an uneven temper’, which is 10,000 people in the UK alone. blance to dressing is fleeting and not scenes at the College. The majority of
why the garden staff have used the For any now on the lookout for even the addition of copious amounts those who cannot cook purchase their
word ‘danger’ to draw attention to the these hives, consider that some of olive oil can make it look like any food without a second thought, even
hives. colonies may have up to 50,000 bees, sort of liquid. This is becoming em- when buying something as simple as
Upon further investigation it turns and keep a safe distance during the barrassing, but there is a sense of an- a ready prepared salad or sandwich.
out these are not Regent’s Bees but summer months. It’s no fun being noyance creeping in. I don’t want to The food we consume has been pre-
rather belong to a private beekeeper stung by an angry bee and as the poor fail, even if it is for such a short time, pared by another individual, using
who pays rent to the college in order bee dies after it stings, it’s a case of but I console this thought with the skills and working in an environment
to indulge a hobby also enjoyed by no winners, only losers. knowledge that these guys have been that is alien to most. They are the
trained in their art, and they do it on a ones who are helping you to live. With-
Stand dedicated to designs by Re- daily basis. The preparation of food is out someone like Christian, or even
becca Chitty created by Tina Rubin, second nature to them, and they are his boss Richard, then I would proba-
Tomiris Akhmetova & Sarah Madani good at what they do. bly either starve or have a fairly un-
Green members wanted ing improvement projects were also Christian is starting to see the healthy diet. By making sure that the
launched, with more scheduled for funny side of this now. “You are the food on offer at the college is fresh
Alan Sitkin the future. worst chef I have seen,” he laughs, and, most importantly, edible they are
Yet there will always be more do, “How do you manage to survive?” I tell providing a valuable service. Some-
The Stern Report’s emphasis on the and indeed many of us have been him that for one thing I have a girl- times we forget that and a healthy
cost of not behaving sustainably – as looking for a vehicle to channel our ef- friend who is an excellent cook, and dose of reality does nobody any harm.
opposed to the cost of doing so – forts in this area. Hence the recent secondly there will always be a man It certainly has done me the world
switched on a proverbial light bulb for creation of a new volunteer associa- willing to come around to my flat on a of good; anyone for cucumber and
many citizens. No longer should the tion called the ‘Student Staff Environ- scooter to deliver me pizza. This has French dressing?
shift to a different way of working and mental Committee’. The new entity,
living be seen as something abnor- which is open to everyone on Regent’s
Stand dedicated to designs by Cather- mal. Instead, it is the status quo that campus, will have several purposes:
ine Tough created by George Rozhkov, seems wrong. brainstorming, lobbying, publicising
Kamilla Zhanabilova & Julia Krulova This line of thinking has already
sparked a certain number of develop-
and implementing. We will also be
providing a regular ‘Green Issues’ col-
>> 2 The Webbies –
A nominees view!
ing for my moment in the spotlight.
Waiting for the envelope to open and
ments on campus. In February 2007, umn for the Regent’s newspaper. and there is no shortage of this at St. knowing that I am going to have to be
EBS staff participated in a ‘Green Ini- Meetings will probably be organised Louis. In my brief time there I was gracious whatever the result. Realis-
tiatives’ survey whose outcomes were three times a term, to review progress, shown the Media Centre which housed ing that maybe the nomination is
Contact information transformed into voluntary action identify new needs and devise plans. a recording studio, television studio, enough when the competition is fierce
plans. This led to clear improvement They will be public forums, and should radio station, several darkrooms, nu- and even being invited out here is
To make any comments or to in at least one area, the recycling of be dynamic and fun. merous editing facilities and an equip- enough reward for the hard work put
contribute to future issues contact staff paper. On a broader scale, senior Again, this is a group for absolutely ment room containing everything the in during the year.
greyp@regents.ac.uk or managers’ strong support for a sus- everyone concerned by green/sustain- aspiring Spielberg or Scorcese could “And the winner is .... Alexandra
vineyl@regents.ac.uk tainable agenda has driven a series of able/environmental matters. Come want. Ruths”
measures impacting Regent’s facili- one, come all – it’s your chance to Which brings us back to my situa- Bugger.
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