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Association Weekend 2023

Association Weekend Dinner 2019

22 Sep 2023 - 24 Sep 2023

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Churchill College

All alumni and current members of Churchill and their guests are invited to join us for this year’s Association Weekend programme, including our annual Association Dinner.


Friday 22 September

From 2pm: Rooms available for check-in at the Porters’ Lodge and name badges available for collection from the registration desk on the main concourse.

Please enjoy your afternoon in College and explore our new one-mile perimeter walk around the site (created during the lockdown), or visit the Founder and Foundation exhibition in the Wolfson Foyer.

6.15pm: Pre-Dinner recital in the Recital Room, no charge. Performers to be announced.

From 7pm: those dining at High Table in Hall gather in the Buttery for a pre-dinner drink, ready for dinner at 7.30. Please note you must book for this High Table using the Association Weekend booking form at the bottom of the page and NOT the standard High Table booking form. We cannot accommodate diners who have not booked in ahead of the day. Max. 2 bookings per person at £10 wine charge each where dining rights are used.

9.15pm: Wine Tasting, places strictly limited. Please note you must book for this event using the Association Weekend booking form at the bottom of the page. Max. 2 bookings per person at £15 each. In a change to the recent years, this event will not include a meal, but will include a selection of cheeses.


Saturday 23 September

7.30am–9.30am: Breakfast in Hall

11am: Golf at the Meridian Golf Club: coffee, bacon butty and one round is £35. Please email the Alumni Office if interested in joining.

12.15–1.45pm: Lunch can be purchased in the Dining Hall.

Saturday (contd)

2pm: ‘The Future of Engineering at Churchill’ in the Wolfson Theatre. Alumni speakers will give short talks about emerging technologies and geo-political movements as well as global trends influencing their sector, the implications for its future development, and considering what that might mean for the UK and Churchill. This will be followed by an informal discussion between the panel and audience members.

4pm: ‘Celebrating a half century of preservation and access: The Archives Centre at 50’ in the Wolfson Theatre. Director of the Archives Centre, Allen Packwood gives us an insight into the collections as we celebrate this special anniversary.

6–6.30pm: Churchill College Association AGM in the Bevin Room. All welcome.

6.45pm: Drinks reception on the Jock Colville Lawn (or main concourse if wet).

7.30pm: Annual Association Dinner in Hall with Guest Speaker, Dr Luna Filipovic (G98), Professor of Language and Cognition, previously at the University of East Anglia and currently a visiting professor at UC Davis. The speech is entitled ‘Multilingualism and Forensic Linguistics – It all began in staircase 5D’. Standard tickets cost £55 each, or £45 for those graduating in or after 2014, or £29 for current students.

12:30am: Buttery closes


Sunday 24 September

7.30am–9.30am: Breakfast in Hall

10am: Room check-out time (left-luggage room will be available at owner’s risk).

10–11am: Ecumenical Chapel service led by The Rev Canon Dr Sarah Lawrence (G05). All welcome.

11.30am: All who would wish to celebrate and remember Canon Duckworth, are invited to light refreshments in the Wolfson Foyer.

Dress Code

Daytime events: casual.

High Table: smart/businesswear (gowns not required).

Association Dinner: black tie or equivalent is welcomed but if you wish to dress less formally, please do so.

Guest List

Many alumni have told us that they like to see a list of people who have booked to attend events such as this one, as it can influence whether they choose to come. If you do not wish to have your name visible on this list, please email us to let us know (only alumni will be listed, not their guests). Please note also that the list will be updated manually in batches, so your name may take some time to appear further to booking due to staff annual leave, and this does not imply that your booking has not been received.

List of guests booked to attend

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Booking Info


Bed and breakfast accommodation in College can be booked through Speedybooker, rather than the College, at our alumni rates. To see availability and book at these prices, please enter the code KX54074 in the top left box before entering dates. Do book in advance as no rooms can be booked on site during the weekend. If you wish to amend your booking, you will need to do so via Speedybooker: amendments cannot be made by College staff.

If you are looking for earlier dates to check in or later dates to check out, please contact and they will be happy to check further availability for you.

Please note, once a different rate is booked without the code, we cannot change it back to the discounted rate. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 24h prior to your stay.

Dinner and other events

Booking for all events (the recital, High Table, Wine Tasting, talks and Association Dinner) can all be made and paid for through the form below. Booking closes at midnight on Sunday 17 September. After that date we are unikely to be able to accommodate late dinner bookings as the catering team will have made the food order. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Any gifts made through the additional donations option on the booking form enables us to subsidise the cost of the dinner for recent graduates and current students who might otherwise struggle to afford the ticket price.

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