College Society Annual Reunion and Dinner - Saturday 23 September 2017
All alumni of St Catharine’s are members of the St Catharine’s College Society, founded in 1923, and the Annual Society Reunion is the occasion when all Members, 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 Associate Members. 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 “7” (1957, 1977, 1997, 2007, etc.) and to those associated with our Society President Professor Sir John Baker QC (1971, Honorary Fellow), who looks forward to meeting his colleagues.
The Reunion will include a talk by one of the Fellows, 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: black tie or dark suit, or equivalent.
The Master, Professor Sir Mark Welland FRS FREng (2016), will 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.
Do join us. Booking details are below.
David Peace (1966, Fellow Commoner), Honorary Secretary, St Catharine's College Society
For more information about the St Catharine's College Society, please visit the Society website.
Saturday 23 September
14:30 Seminar in the McGrath Centre – Dr. John Thompson (1971, Emeritus Fellow), “The Appeal of ‘America First’”
15:30 Afternoon Tea
16:15 Annual General Meeting in the McGrath Centre
18:00 Evensong in Chapel
19:00 Pre-dinner Drinks
19:30 Dinner in Hall
22:15 Drinks in the College Bar.
In addition, there will be a special exhibition from the Archival collections during the afternoon.
Sunday 24 September
07:45-09:30 Breakfast in Hall
09:00 Holy Communion in Chapel
Tickets and accommodation
Dinner only on Saturday night (price includes wines): £55pp
Dinner and overnight accommodation in College on Saturday night: £92.50pp
Overnight accommodation (Friday and Saturday) with Reunion Dinner on Saturday: £130pp
100 single student rooms have been reserved and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limited number of en suites available. For those interested there is a range of alternative accommodation listed here. We are unable to accommodate Members in specific rooms but we will endeavour to meet special requests, e.g. for ground floor rooms, as far as possible.
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 who wish to take lunch in Hall on Sunday 24 September, please pay in cash at the cafeteria.
We are delighted this year to be able to offer a reduced ticket price to the first 20 Members to book, who matriculated in 2007 and later. If you matriculated at St Catharine’s in or after 2007, please click here to purchase your ticket at this special price.
To book a place online, please complete the form below (one guest per Member, please). If places are not filled beforehand, bookings will close at noon on Thursday 14 September.
To book a place by post, please download and complete the form here, then send it with a cheque, made payable to ‘St Catharine’s College’, to the address on the form, enclosing an SAE if a receipt is required. Please return by Thursday 14 September.
*We are always looking for new venues for events. If you are a member of any clubs with suitable premises, please let us know.