Girton150 Festival – Opening Ceremony

28th June 2019 |17:30 - 01:00

The Festival was opened by the College Visitor, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE, who unveiled a blue plaque commemorating principal founders Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon and introduced the world premiere performance of Jasper Dommett’s  ‘Fanfare to Girton’. Guests feasted on a celebratory barbecue, accompanied by an evening of entertainment featuring the Brass Band of the The Royal Welsh College of Music directed by Dr Robert Childs, comedians Jonathan Mayor, Cansu Karabiyik and Dr Phil Hammond, and close up magicians Tony Rix and Terry Machin.

Read the Mistress’s account of the Opening Ceremony on Friday 28 June 2019, here.

Read the Mistress’ account of the Admission of Her Excellency Dame Karen Pierce as an Honorary Fellow on Friday 28 June 2019, here.


You can view a selection of photographs from the whole Festival Weekend via our Flickr account here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/girtoncollege/albums/72157709595631826

Saturday’s highlights can be found here.

Sunday’s highlights can be found here.