All Upcoming Alumni Events

Upcoming Alumni Events

All alumni are welcome to attend the 34th Darwin College Lecture Series which will be held every Friday from 18th January 2019 to 8th March 2019. If you would like to book into Formal Hall afterwards, please email us (giving as much notice as possible) and we will arrange for you to attend.

Saturday 2nd March: Darwin College Society Talk by Dr Guy Roberts (Darwin alumni, 2003): 'The Shanks of Moscow 1852-1917: How a British business thrived in Moscow and the family was embraced by the Russian cultural elite'

Extract: In the late nineteenth century, as Russian began to industrialise, the British played an important role in helping the Russian economy develop. British families built up business in areas such as cotton mills, steel works, and railways. The Shanks, a Scottish family, ran Magasin Anglais or English Shop, a luxury outfitter in Moscow. While most British residents of Russia did not engage much in Russian cultural life, the Shanks were different.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 10:15 am in the Newnham Terrace Seminar Room with the talk beginning at 10:30. The Cost of the event will be £5 per person. Everyone is invited to stay to lunch at Darwin afterwards although this is not included in the price.  To book please fill in this form and return it by email to or by post to Darwin College by Wednesday 27th February.

Thursday 7th March from 6.30pm: Alumni Drinks, 'The Knights Templar' pub, London

You are invited to this informal networking evening for alumni who live or work in London on Thursday 7th March. It will be held at the Knights Templar, London. You are welcome to arrive any time from 6.30pm, plus if you arrive before 7pm the first drink will be on the College. We will have a business card raffle for which the prize will be a bottle of champagne! There is no need to book for this event, but please reply with your intention to attend so we have an idea of numbers. 

Friday 15th March: Darwin College Society and Former Fellows Formal Hall

Alumni, Former Fellows and their guests are invited to this term's Darwin College Society Dinner. The evening starts with pre-dinner drinks in the Parlour from 7.00 pm and then dinner in the hall at 7.30pm. Please note that the dinner is part of a normal Formal Hall. The cost of the event is £28 per person which will include all food and drinks. Nibbles and drinks will be provided after dinner courtesy of the College. To book please fill in this form and return it by email to or by post to Darwin College by Tuesday 12th March.

Thursday 21st March 6-7:30pm: Judge Business School Students and Alumni Drinks Reception

Darwin College Business students and alumni are invited to this term's networking evening in the Richard King Room. The evening is designed to be an informal gathering of Darwin students, alumni and Fellows from the JBS. Drinks and canapés will be provided and, although there is no charge for the drinks reception, we do ask that you email before Monday 18th March to let us know if you will be attending. 

Sunday 5th May: Darwin College Alumni Brunch in New York City

An alumni brunch will be hosted in a central NYC location by the Master, Professor Mary Fowler, and Development Director, Samuel Venn. The venue and prices remain to be confirmed but further information will follow when plans are finalised.

Tuesday 7th May: Darwin College Alumni Drinks in San Fransisco

Darwin College Development Director, Samuel Venn, will be hosting a drinks reception at The Cavalier, San Francisco. There is no need to book for this event but we do ask that you email with your intention to attend.

Friday 10th May: Alumni Reunion Dinner for years 1964-75 and 1986-96

This year alumni who studied at Darwin between the years 1964-75 and 1986-96 are invited to attend the Reunion Dinner. The cost of the three-course dinner is £30.00 per person, including pre-dinner drinks, wine and coffee. Prior to and following the dinner, you will be able to view a display of newsletters and photographs of your time here at Darwin College.  The dress code is smart casual with ties for men. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends from your time at Darwin and you are encouraged to come along in groups with other alumni you know. Book for you and up to two guest here.

Future Events

The events listed below are not yet open for booking, however, if you want to attend any of them please click the date 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.

Friday 5th April: Alumni Reunion Event in Tokyo

Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th April (TBC): Alumni Reunion dinner in Beijing

Wednesday 10th April: Alumni Reunion Dinner in Shanghai

Saturday 13th April: Alumni Reunion Dinner in Hong Kong

Friday 17th May: Former Fellows Dinner and Guest Night

Friday 14th June: Darwin College Alumni Formal Hall Dinner

Sunday 7th July: Alumni Garden party

Saturday 28th September: Alumni Family Lunch

Sunday 29th September: Bradfield Court Grand Opening (TBC)



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