NB: To let us know if you plan to attend our dinner and reception, please follow the links provided  in your booking email. If you have not received this, please contact the Development Office at alumni@darwin.cam.ac.uk

All Weekend:

Garden Quiz & Scavenger Teddy Hunt
Explore the Darwin gardens at your own pace, with our specially created quiz if you’re feeling competitive!

Art Tours
More information coming soon!

Gwen Raverat Painting Exhibition TBC
More information coming soon!

Punting
What’s a nostalgic return to Cambridge without a float down the Cam?  Maximum six people to a boat: sign up on the day.

Friday 5 July

12:00-14:00 Welcome Lunch for Alumni- 1964-1974 Richard King Room
The weekend will begin with a lunch for alumni from the years 1964-1974, with the Master and the Development Director.  We hope to bring together as many of the College’s earliest cohort of students as possible. If you wish to attend, please book here.

18:00-19:30 Celebration Reception Darwin College Garden

19:30-21:00 Celebration Dinner Dining Hall

Saturday 6 July

9:00- 12:00 Family Activities Morning Bar Area
Keep younger visitors entertained with colouring, Lego and crafts.

10-12:30 Brunch Dining Hall
Pay as you go.

10-12:30 Family Sports Morning- Gardens- main lawn 
Burn off some Saturday morning energy, or blow away the cobwebs of the night before, with games including Spikeball, croquet, Cornhole, lawn bowls and more.

10-11:30 Cookery Demonstration-Richard King Room
Darwin’s renowned Catering Manager, Ivan Higney, will be cooking up a storm in the Richard King Room, showcasing Darwin’s commitment to sustainability and green thinking. If you would like to learn more about our  efforts to provide healthy and sustainable food, then please follow this link.

10.30-11.30am Darwin on Display Newnham Grange- meet in the Old Library
Guided tours of Newnham Grange and items connected to the Darwin family will be hosted by Dr Edwin Rose (Advanced Research Fellow), a historian whose research has focused largely on Sir George Howard Darwin, son of the naturalist Charles Darwin, who made this house his family home from 1885.

12-14:00 Picnic Lunch Gardens

13-15.00 Sunflower Seed Planting and Insect Spotting Gardens- meet at the student allotments.
Calling all budding horticulturalists and entomologists… or anyone who just fancies seeing something grow. Give those green fingers an outing by planting seeds and collecting bugs with Darwin gardener Derienne Bell and PhD student Jana.

14:30-17:30 Alumni vs Students Sport Fixture- Football St Catharine’s College Sports Grounds
Alumni from Darwin’s past football teams are invited to lace up their boots for a relaxed alumni vs. students football match at St Catharine’s sports ground. If you would like to take part please email alumni@darwin.cam.ac.uk .

16:30-18:00 Wine and Local Juice Tasting Richard King Room
Try out some local produce with Darwin Catering Manager Ivan Higney.

17:30-19:00 Family Formal Hall Dining Hall

18:30-21:00 Celebration Dinner Dining Hall

Sunday 7 July

11-12:30 Campus and Building Tour with the Dean and Bursar Gardens- meet at the wisteria
Join the Dean, Dr Duncan Needham, and Bursar, Mr John Dix as they give a guided tour of the history of the buildings and grounds at Darwin College. The Bursar will also present the future plans for the College.

10-12:30 Brunch- All welcome! Dining Hall
Pay as you go

11:00-13:00- Painting and Drawing Gardens
Whether you’re an experienced artist or absolute beginner, join PhD student Rachel to sketch and paint Darwin’s beautiful gardens.

11:30-13:30 DCBC Boat Club Outings- more information coming soon!
Return to the river with Darwin College Boat Club . All former rowers are welcome to form a crew.

13-14:00 Garden Tours with the Garden Fellow, Gardensmeet at the wisteria

Join Darwin gardener Derienne Belle, and Dr Torsten Krude for a tour of the Darwin gardens, and discover its best kept secrets.

14-16:00 Afternoon Tea Gardens

14-16:00 Music and Family Games Gardens
Our amazing student musicians will take to the gardens to perform pieces from around the world whilst guests enjoy family games in the gardens.

15-16:00 Darwin on Display Newnham Grange- meet in the Old Library
Guided tours of Newnham Grange and items connected to the Darwin family will be hosted by Dr Edwin Rose (Advanced Research Fellow), a historian whose research has focused largely on Sir George Howard Darwin, son of the naturalist Charles Darwin, who made this house his family home from 1885.

 

 

 


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