Upcoming Alumni Events
Saturday 27th May - Alumni Reunion event hosted by the Master in Vancouver
It is the pleasure of the Master, Mary Fowler, to invite you and your guest(s) to a drinks reception, discussion, and dinner at Sage, The University of British Columbia, on Saturday 27th May from 6.00-9.00pm. Please do come along and enjoy the good company of fellow Darwinians, hear news and updates from the college and University, and to meet Mary and Euan Nisbet, Professor of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, London. We hope you will be able to join us for this special evening. The cost to attend the dinner is $47 per person; all drinks will be courtesy of the college. You can RSVP on the Cambridge in America website or email them.
Saturday 3rd June - DCS Tour of the Ascension Burial Ground and The Cambridge Alphabet Museum
The 1.5 acres of the burial ground were established in 1857. Many city and university dignitaries, scientists and scholars are buried here, including 3 Nobel prize winners and 5 members of the Darwin family. Perhaps one of the burial ground’s most famous graves is that of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1899-1951). Professor Mark Goldie will be our guide. The chapel or Cambridge Alphabet Museum is used by the artist Eric Marland who specialises in carved lettering in stone or wood. We will tour his workshop and he will illustrate his craft using examples from the grave inscriptions. Finally lunch will be with our guides at a local hostelry. The cost of the day will be £8 per person which does not include lunch but will include the price of lunch for our guides and a donation to The Friends of the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground. To book complete this form and return it with your payment.
Friday 16th June - Darwin College Society 'Bumps' Formal Hall
You and your guest(s) are invited to a special Darwin College Society 'Bumps' Reunion Formal Hall on Friday 16th June at 7.00pm. The evening starts in the Parlour from 7.00 pm and then dinner in the hall at 7.30pm. Full details for the evening are yet to be confirmed, but we will offer a 'themed' menu and Hall and hope to have a talk from a member of the DCBC after the dinner. Bumps will be running during the day and although we aren't officially organising viewing, if you would like to enjoy the DCBC bumping (we hope!) in the afternoon then let us know and we can tell you where on the river would be a good place to view this spectacular event.
Normal formal hall dress code applies and gowns are entirely optional for Old Darwinians. The meal costs £26.50 per person (including pre-dinner drinks). After the dinner we will adjourn to the Richard King room for drinks and nibbles courtesy of the College.To book your place, please complete the booking form and return it to us before midday on Wednesday, 14th June. We kindly ask that any cancellation to the evening be made on or before this date.
On Saturday 24th June 2017 Cambridge University will be holding a 'Global Cambridge' event in Düsseldorf (more information is here). Following that Mary Fowler, the Master of Darwin College will be hosting a reunion dinner for Darwin alumni at Weinhaus Tante Anna. We do hope you and your guest(s) can come along and enjoy the good company of fellow Darwinian's, and hear news and updates from the college and University. We will ask you to pay for the meal, all drinks will be courtesy of the college. The cost of the meal is £45.00, book securely online here.
Friday 7th July - Alumni Garden Party
You and your guest(s) are cordially invited to the Old Darwinians' Garden Party to be held in our beautiful gardens if the weather is fine, it will be a great opportunity to enjoy good company, wine, soft drinks and canapés. You are welcome to arrive any time from 6.00pm and the evening finishes at 7.30pm. There is no charge for this event, but we do ask that you book in so we cater for the correct number. You can book securely here.
The events listed below are not yet open for booking, however, if you want to attend any of them please click the title of the event you are interested in. You will be re-directed to an email form, please fill in your name and years at College in the message body, the Alumni Office will email you more information within two working days.
Saturday 23rd September 2017 - Alumni Family Lunch
14th or 21st October 2017 - Global Cambridge (University event) in Leeds followed by Darwin Alumni Reunion Dinner (TBC)
18th or 25th November 2017 - Global Cambridge (University event) in Paris followed by Darwin Alumni Reunion Dinner (TBC)