College Society Annual Reunion and Dinner - 22-23 September 2018

The St Catharine's College Society invites all Members to its Annual Reunion, to be held in College on 22-23 September.

All alumni of St Catharine’s are members of the St Catharine’s College Society, founded in 1923, and all members are invited to our Society’s Annual Reunion in College, this year on Saturday 22 September.

It’s the occasion when every member, from the oldest to the youngest, can return to College, stay the night, and enjoy the best that a weekend in Cambridge has to offer. The welcome extends to a partner or guest for each member, and also to Associate Members (next-of-kin who have agreed to be part of the Society). The Reunion is therefore a gathering that spans generations and backgrounds. It is a unique mix of experience and memories, all rooted in affection for a place and a community of friends that have been formative influences in our lives. We hope you will join us this September.

A special welcome is extended to those who started at College in years ending in “8” (1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008) and to those associated with our Society President Keith Cocker (1972) who will be ending his year of office and who looks forward to meeting his contemporaries.

The Society will be providing 20 reduced-price places (£20 reduction) for members who matriculated (started at College) in 2008 and later. If you matriculated at St Catharine’s in or after 2008, please click here to purchase your ticket at this special price.

The Reunion will include a talk by the Master, Tea in the SCR (the old Hall for those of a certain vintage), jazz in Main Court and later in the Bar, the Society’s AGM, Evensong, pre-prandial drinks, a grand Dinner, the post-prandial Bar, and student accommodation in College for those staying the night if they wish.

Dress is black tie or dark suit, or equivalent.

The Master, Professor Sir Mark Welland, will also be with us for the Dinner, at which our President will speak on behalf of the Society, and the Master on behalf of the College.

Of additional interest is the University Alumni Weekend, where the University Departments and many Colleges offer lectures, tours and other stimulating experiences—see Some Members attend both events.

Our Society Reunion is always most enjoyable so do join us, and do encourage your contemporaries to join you also! Booking details are below.

David Peace (1966, Fellow Commoner)
Honorary Secretary, St Catharine's College Society


The Programme


On Saturday 22 September

14.30           Seminar, McGrath Centre – The Master, Small things matter -  nanotechnology in action

15.30           Afternoon Tea

16.15           Annual General Meeting in the McGrath Centre

18.00           Evensong, Chapel 

19.00           Pre-Dinner Drinks

19.30           Dinner in Hall

22.15           Further socialising in the College Bar

In addition there will be a Special Exhibition from the Archival collections during the afternoon.


On Sunday 23 September

7.45-9.30     Breakfast in Hall


100 single-student rooms have been reserved and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that there is a fixed number of ensuite rooms available. We are unable to accommodate Members in specific rooms but prior to 7 September we will endeavour to meet special requests, e.g. for ground floor rooms, as far as possible. For those interested, there is a range of alternative accommodation listed at

Please note that bar services are available after the Reunion Dinner but are not included in the ticket price. Cash and card payments are accepted. For those staying overnight, breakfast the next morning is included in the price. For those who wish to take lunch in Hall on Sunday 23 September, please pay in cash at the desk.


To Book

Booking is no longer available for this event.