Events and activities for members

As part of the College’s Diamond Jubilee in 2022, we’re running a diverse programme of activities aimed at our members, their friends and family, and wider stakeholders.  

Regional events

The RCPath regional councils have each put together a programme of activities aimed at members and stakeholders for the Diamond Jubilee year. These will appear on the regional map and will include lectures and symposia. All of the regions will host at least one Named College Lecture. Booking information will be added to our Conferences page when speakers and abstracts are confirmed. 

Virtual Challenges and a College bespoke LEJOG Cycle Challenge 

As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the College is organising both a bespoke physical Lands' End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle ride and a number of virtual challenges. Anyone can join in with these and we’re inviting members who sign up to get their friends and family involved too.

The three-month virtual challenges starting on 1 March offer a great way for members and friends to fulfil their New Year’s resolutions to keep fit and to take part in the Diamond Jubilee from your own home, or in your local area. They also provide a good opportunity to train for the ‘in real life’ LEJOG cycling challenge. We’ve got three route options to choose from and the hosting platform will send you regular motivational updates on your progress. The challenges are: 

  • Run Dublin to Londonderry – discover the delights of Ireland as you journey from Dublin to Londonderry
  • Cycle Land’s End to John O’Groats – be immersed in some of the best scenery the UK has to offer on this iconic cycling challenge.
  • Walk the Pembrokeshire Coastline – walk a truly wonderful trail of tracks through a bewildering array of natural and stunning coastlines.

Advance registration is required and there is a participant entry fee of £20 per individual per mission. The deadline to sign up is Monday 21 February at 5pm. Once registered, within a couple of days you will receive a confirmation email with payment details.

To sign up for a virtual challenge register here.

The physical LEJOG cycle ride is being organised by Cycle Retreats together with CRUK and the dates for this are 13–24 September 2022. To register for this exciting challenge please email RCPath Vice President for Communications, Professor Sarah Coupland

Classical Concert – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

On 28 May a special classical music concert will take place at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to mark the RCPath’s Diamond Jubilee. Tickets are on sale on the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s website. All are welcome and early booking is recommended. The programme is as follows:

  • Mendelssohn Overture, Ruy Blas
  • Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2
  • Brahms Symphony No.1
  • Domingo Hindoyan conductor
  • Sergei Babayan piano

The College has been allocated some tickets, and two will be available in a free draw for College members. Look out for announcements on our website and in the President’s e-newsletter.