2023 International Spirit of Zinck’s Night in the United Kingdom
October 19 @ 6:30 pm
The International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is an annual event for Cornellians around the world to celebrate Cornell.
You’re invited to join Cornellians in the United Kingdom. We will also be welcoming all new students who are spending their semester abroad in the UK (for those who are in London or visiting), including 7 in Scotland, 4 in Oxford, 1 in Cambridge and 23 in London.
We hope to see you there!
DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2023
TIME: 6:30PM – 9:00PM local time in London
LOCATION: The Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2LT; Mezzanine Level
COST: £10 per person in advance. £15 at the door.
QUESTIONS: Contact Christian Polman at email@example.com
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.