Event Listings

  • Friday
    28
    June 2019

    Girton150 Festival (bookings have now closed)

    Girton150 Festival Events

     

    The Festival Weekend will be opened by the College Visitor, Baroness Hale of Richmond. Enjoy drinks in the College grounds and a special celebratory BBQ Dinner. The evening’s entertainment features The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band, close up magic and comedians including Dr Phil Hammond.

     

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  • Saturday
    29
    June 2019

    Girton150 Festival (bookings have now closed)

    Girton150 Festival Events

     

    Highlights of our packed programme on Saturday include lectures and discussions with Dr Rowan Williams, Professor Martin Rees, Professor Caroline Humphrey, Daphne Todd, Dr Ingrid Pollard, Martin Rowson, Dr Phil Hammond, Lady Hale, Lady Arden, Dame Rosalyn Higgins, Professor Marilyn Strathern and Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Dame Karen Pierce will give the Anniversary Lecture. Learn about the early History of the College with Dr Hazel Mills and investigate the groundbreaking research of today’s Girton Fellowship.

    Guided (and self-guided tours) of the buildings, historic gardens, orchard and the People’s Portraits Collection enable you to explore the College. Six members of Girton’s internationally renowned Music staff – Martin Ennis, Margaret Faultless, Andrew Kennedy, Nicholas Mulroy, Jeremy West and Gareth Wilson – will combine forces in a special early music concert. Students, alumni, staff and Fellows will compete in Girton’s answer to University Challenge (hosted by Dr Margaret Mountford).

    An outdoor performance of Blue Stockings, a light show extravaganza and a concert will ensure the celebrations continue late into the evening.

    A variety of food choices will be available to purchase throughout the day, with the Anniversary Formal Hall (Sold Out) and a Supper Club with Provenance Kitchen and live music (pre-booked only) as our evening dining options.

     


    Selected highlights

    ‘Women in Law’ Lady Arden, Lady Hale and Dame Rosalyn Higgins in conversation

     

     

     

    The Festival Lecture by Dame Karen Pierce, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN in New York

     

    Early music concert – Six members of Girton’s internationally renowned Music staff – Martin Ennis, Margaret Faultless, Andrew Kennedy, Nicholas Mulroy, Jeremy West and Gareth Wilson – will combine forces in a special early-music concert

     

    Live Performance of Blue Stockings in its original setting of Girton College

     

     

    The Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band. Photo: James Millar

     

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  • Sunday
    30
    June 2019

    Girton150 Festival (bookings have now closed)

    Girton150 Festival Events

    Our series of talks and discussions continues with lectures by Professor John Eatwell, Dr Clive Oppenheimer, Professor Peter Abrahams, Dr Fiona Cooke and Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. Meet Girtonian authors Dr Julia Golding and Christina Koning. Experience the music of the Victorian era with a 19th century Parlour Music Concert and with Queen Victoria’s Consort. Follow in the footsteps of Girtonians in the Edwardian era and try your hand at tea dancing in the Hall.

    We look forward to welcoming your children and grandchildren to help us celebrate this very special anniversary. Experience retro computer games with the Centre for Computing History, discover suffragette Jiu Jitsu and learn to ride a Penny Farthing. Join the turn of the century Girton fire brigade and become a suffragist. Be inspired by the Cambridge alumnae banner and work with artists to create your own and join our march through time. Family friendly activities also include a treasure hunt, zorbing, archery and birds of prey.

    End the day at our very special Girton150 Birthday Afternoon Tea (included in the ticket price).

     


    Selected highlights

    ‘Joan Robinson: iconoclast’ – John Eatwell will discuss the extraordinary creative career of Joan Robinson. A disruptive influence in Economics!

     

     

    From Diamonds to Dodos’- Join Julia Golding for a family-friendly session, exploring through games and quizzes the life of an author. Test your scientific knowledge of curious facts, find out what Girton has to do with the world of musicals, and dress up as a pirate to learn about the treasure of storytelling.

     

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    Join us for a special Girton150 Birthday Afternoon Tea (included in ticket price)

     

     

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  • Saturday
    14
    September 2019

    Alumni Reunion Dinner 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2009

    Girton College

    All alumni who matriculated in the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2009 are invited to reconnect with friends and make new memories at a Reunion Dinner in the Hall during this anniversary year.

     

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  • Saturday
    21
    September 2019

    Alumni Reunion Dinner 1986, 1987, 1988

    Girton College

    All alumni who matriculated in the years 1986, 1987 and 1988 are invited to reconnect with friends and make new memories at a Reunion Dinner in the Hall.

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  • Saturday
    28
    September 2019

    Alumni Reunion Dinner 1959, 1969, 1979

    Girton College

    All alumni who matriculated in the years 1959, 1969 and 1979 are invited to reconnect with friends and make new memories at the 2019 Roll of Alumni Dinner during this anniversary year.

    Booking information and more details about the dinner and other exciting events happening during the Roll of Alumni Weekend can be found below!

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  • Saturday
    28
    September 2019

    Roll of Alumni Weekend

    Girton College

    All alumni and guests are invited to an anniversary celebration of all things Girton. This is a fantastic chance for our alumni to return for an engaging weekend of lectures, music, and a dinner in the Hall hosted by the Mistress.

    Booking information and more details about the dinner and other exciting events happening during the Roll of Alumni Weekend can be found below!

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  • Sunday
    29
    September 2019

    Roll of Alumni Weekend

    Girton College

    All alumni and guests are invited to this anniversary celebration of all things Girton. This is a fantastic chance for our alumni to return for an engaging weekend of lectures, music, and a dinner in the Hall hosted by the Mistress.

    Booking information and more details about the dinner and other exciting events happening during the Roll of Alumni Weekend can be found below!

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  • Wednesday
    16
    October 2019

    Foundation Day – Celebrating 150 Years

    Girton College

    Girton Fellows, Staff and Students are warmly invited to join the Mistress for an afternoon and evening of events to celebrate the 150 Anniversary of the Day of Foundation of the College. A detailed programme for the day to follow. By invitation only.

  • Saturday
    19
    October 2019

    1869 Society Lunch and Music Event

    Girton College

    The 1869 Society Celebration for legacy donors will be a special anniversary occasion to celebrate the College’s past, present and future.

    More information and booking details to follow.

  • Saturday
    19
    October 2019

    Girton150 Commemoration of Benefactors and Foundation Dinner

    Girton College

    By invitation only. This event is a lovely occasion made more special in our 150 Anniversary year in which we recognise and reflect on the generosity of our supporters past and present.

  • Thursday
    21
    November 2019

    Girton150 Celebration in London

    Girton150 Regional UK

    You are warmly invited to join The Mistress, Professor Susan J. Smith, on Thursday 21 November 2019 at a reception and concert to celebrate the College’s 150th Anniversary at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

    The event is open to Girtonians, friends and family to join members of the College for drinks and bowl food in the Large Pension Room, followed by a music recital in The Hall.  Performers will include past winners of the London Girtonian Association Music Prize and they will be directed by Girton’s Director of Music, Dr Martin Ennis.

    The event will start at 6.30pm and the dress code is lounge suit. Tickets are £35  per person and the ticket price includes admission to the reception, drinks and bowl food, and admission to the recital.

    Bookings will open in the summer. Please RSVP before Monday 11 November 2019.

     

  • Sunday
    1
    December 2019

    Advent Carol Service

    Girton College

    More information and booking details to follow.

  • Saturday
    15
    February 2020

    Geography Dinner

    Girton College

    All Girton College Geography alumni, Fellows and current students are warmly encouraged to attend the biennial Geographical Society Dinner.

    More information and booking details to follow.

  • Saturday
    22
    February 2020

    Chapel Reunion

    Girton College

    This reunion dinner will be a chance for all those who have been part of chapel life as Chapel Wardens, religious society reps, former chaplains and preachers to return, catch up with one another and get some sense of their part in our story.

    More information and booking details to follow.

  • Sunday
    23
    February 2020

    Music and Choir Alumni Anniversary Reunion Evensong and Dinner

    Girton College

    The Music and Choir Reunion will offer an chance for all those who have been involved in Girton music – whether as Music students, members of the Music Society or members of the Chapel Choir – to return to College for a day of celebrations. The main event will be a festive meal. This will be preceded, for those who wish to take part, by a special Chapel service featuring music composed round the time of Girton’s foundation.

    More Information and booking details will follow.

  • Friday
    13
    March 2020

    Girton150 College Ball

    Girton College

    More information and booking details to follow.

  • Saturday
    20
    June 2020

    Girton150 Thank You Party

    Girton College

    By invitation only.