2022 International Spirit of Zinck’s Night in the United Kingdom
October 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
London, United Kingdom
The International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is an annual event for Cornellians around the world to celebrate Cornell. Join us for our annual London celebration to coincide with International Zinck’s Night.
DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2022
TIME: 6:30PM local time in London
LOCATION: Bank of England Pub (Celebration will take place in the Library room in the back), 194 Fleet St, London EC4A 2LT
COST: Free entry, cash bar
QUESTIONS: Contact Christian Polman at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT OF ZINCK’S NIGHT. HOW IT ALL BEGAN.
“We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s, when I get back next fall!” goes “Give My Regards to Davy,” the timeless Cornell fighting song. But just who exactly is Theodore Zinck?
Theodore Zinck was an Ithaca saloon owner whose pub, the Hotel Brunswick, was a popular haunt for Cornellians in the 1890s. When he died in 1903, a series of bars on and around Collegetown adopted his name over the years. The last one closed in the 1960s, and Cornellians started commemorating the spirit of Zinck’s Night by gathering at an establishment on a Thursday night, once a year. This tradition of undergraduates coming together to enjoy camaraderie and refreshments has grown into a gathering for Cornellians of all stripes everywhere.