“ Our year was lucky to grow up when a university education was cheap and highly valued. Now students graduate with debts of over £50,000 in most cases, the prospect of which can put many off a University education.”
Peter, Alumnus (U77)
Since our founding in 1958, over 12,000 alumni have been sent into the world from Churchill College.
We help keep alumni connected with each other and the College through regular events and updates. Other alumni benefits include dining privileges, accommodation discounts, shopping discounts, travel programme, networking and more. All alumni are also automatically members of the Churchill College Association.
Many alumni also help support our current and future students through donations, which allows us to provide support and opportunities to the next generation. We appreciate that not all are in a position to give, which is one of the reasons we only ask for a voluntary contribution for alumni places at High Table dinners.
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Twice a year we hold reunion dinners where we invite alumni from particular matriculation years back to College to enjoy a black tie dinner. Additionally we hold a 50th Anniversary Dinner each year. Booking information will appear on our events page when live, but upcoming events are as follows:
Saturday 23 March 2024: 1979–1984
Saturday 6 July 2024: 2006–2011
Friday 12 July 2024: 1974 50th Anniversary
Easter 2025, date tbc: 1985–1990
Friday 11 July 2025: 1975 50th Anniversary
Saturday 12 July: 2012–2017
We offer special alumni accommodation rates for when you come and stay with us. To book accommodation please email the Accommodation Office.
As a member of Churchill College you can dine up to four times a year at High Table with a guest here at College. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit the College and meet the Fellowship.
At Churchill we are proud of our reputation as one of the friendliest Cambridge Colleges and the Alumni Office is constantly providing opportunities for our Fellows, students, staff and alumni to meet, engage, teach, learn, laugh and inspire.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Organising lectures, museum/art gallery visits, drinks or dinners in the UK and around the world
- Joining or starting an Regional Alumni Group or Common Interest Group
- Becoming a Year Group Rep, or representing your decade as a Churchill College Association Committee member
- Providing content for our publications or the monthly E-Bulletin
Or any other way you’d like to get involved – just get in touch.
Alumni support for current students
Support current students
Coinciding with reunions, Class Gift Bursaries are named after particular year groups. We hope that you will join your contemporaries by making a gift to support Churchillians of the future.
The aim for each Class Gift is to raise £100,000 which will endow a full Cambridge Bursary for one student. The Cambridge Bursaries are means-tested and for UK registered students. Every individual donation of any size will take us closer to our goal. If 150 alumni donate a one-off amount of £500 (or commit to donating £15 a month for three years), with Gift Aid, this will total just over £100,000.
Save on shopping
As an alumnus of Churchill College you are entitled to a CAM Card. It instantly identifies you as a member of the University and allows you and up to three guests to visit most of the Colleges on the Backs and King’s College Chapel without paying an entrance fee.
In addition to providing you with automatic membership at the University Centre External Link the CAMCard also gives you:
- Up to 15% off accommodation at local hotels
- Up to 25% off at local restaurants and bars
- Up to 50% off lifestyle and entertainment services
- 15% off at Heffers Bookshop, Heffers Sound and Heffers Online External Link
How your shopping can help us
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Churchill College with easyfundraising? Over 7,000 brands will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to you!
All you need to do is:
1. Go to our easyfundraising page and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Churchill College in the University of Cambridge at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and every donation mounts up to make a real difference!
The University Alumni Travel Programme offers fascinating destinations, congenial companions and expert insights. The widely varied tours reach all corners of the globe, and are accompanied by trip lecturers who offer an expert insight into the destinations visited.