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Association Weekend 2024

Association Weekend Dinner 2019

27 Sep 2024 - 29 Sep 2024

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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 27 September

From 3pm: 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 one-mile perimeter walk around the site, or our exhibition of Xavi Bou prints in the Wolfson Foyer, or a free tea/coffee in the Buttery.

5.30pm: Pre-Dinner talk By Richard Partington, former Senior Tutor, entitled, ‘Arise, England- Six Kings and the Making of the English State’, discussing Richard Partington and Caroline Burt’s latest book.

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 and there is a £10 wine charge per person .

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 £15.50 each. As last year, this event will not include a meal, but will include a selection of cheeses.


Saturday 28 September

7.30am–9.30am: Breakfast in Hall

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

1pm: Golf at the Meridian Golf Club: coffee, bacon butty and one round is £36.95, teeing off at 2pm. Please email the Alumni Office if interested in joining.

2.30pm: A musical concert featuring the Marsyas Trio and an exclusive performance of Dr Susan Lim’s Fantasy of Companionship Suite for Piano, Flute and Strings featuring the Marsyas trio, renowned pianist Mark Bebbington and College musicians. There will also be a piece by College Director of Music Ewan Campbell on his collaboration with artist Xavier Bou, entitled Infinite Horizons. This will be followed by a talk by Professor Dame Athene Donald FRS on her book Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science.

Saturday (contd)

4pm: Tea in the Jock Colville Hall with an opportunity to buy a signed a copy (with alumni discount) of Professor Dame Athene Donald’s book: Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science.

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 speeches by our outgoing Master, Professor Dame Athene Donald on the ten years of her Mastership; introduced by Dr Susan Lim (G85), who will discuss her journey as a surgeon and scientist with over three decades of surgical experience in transplantation and robotic surgery, and her musical journey as storyteller and songwriter, with two orchestral pieces recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and a chamber Music Suite that will be performed on Saturday 28th September in College during the Alumni Association weekend.

Standard tickets cost £60 each, or £50 for those graduating in or after 2015, or £35 for current students.

12:30am: Buttery closes


Sunday 29 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 Nigel Cooper, the current chaplain to the chapel. All welcome.

11am: Exclusive Alumni Preview of the Bill Brown Creative Workshops (ahead of the official opening), followed by a tour.

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.

Further Information

Transport and parking charging information

EV charging is available at College during your stay in the car park at the top of the site (past the Sheppard Flats). You will need to collect a key from the Lodge and please move your vehicle once charged to a non-charging space so others can use the service.

Email the Alumni Office with any enquiries

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 KX55922 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 15 September. After that date we are unlikely 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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Book accommodation with code KX55922

Please note that our Wine Tasting event is extremely popular and tends to sell out quickly, if you do not see this event listed on the form below, then it has sold out. If that happens, please email us should you wish to be added to a wait list in case of cancellation.