One week before the REC Ball and the venue (the Randolph Hotel) goes up in flames. Apparently caused by a beef stroganoff being flambéed with a bit too much cognac. The hunt was on for an alternative venue and following an epic re-organisation, the REC Ball took place on 24 April as planned, at the Kassam Stadium.
Over 200 tickets were sold and a charity raffle was organised in aid of the Mark Evison Foundation. Mark was a 2006 real estate graduate who died in 2009 from wounds he received in Helmand.
OBRESS (Oxford Brookes Real Estate Student Society) and OBUCS (Oxford Brookes University Construction Society) also secured sponsorship from CBRE, Savills, Montagu Evans, Carter Jonas, Cushman and Wakefield, Deloitte, Jackson Rowe, Martin and Co., Longcross, Estates Gazette and Symm.
These photos (taken by Gina Dalton) will give you a flavour of the night's events (at the Kassam) - we have no photos of the after-party (maybe a good thing)...
|This is what it looked like before...|
|The Selfie Machine (we'll let you know when we find out where all these photos went)|
|Nick French with (some of the) MSc Real Estate students|
|The dance floor.|
|Kilts are always good on the dance floor (with Rebecca Gee)|
|The raffle (with Rebecca Gee and James Bircumshaw).|
|The end (with Gina Dalton and Rebecca Gee).|
|Not bad for a football stadium.|