Churchill College Association Weekend 2017

22 Sep 2017
Location: Churchill College
Start time: 14:00
End time: 00:00
23 Sep 2017
Location: Churchill College
Start time: 07:30
End time: 00:00
24 Sep 2017
Location: Churchill College
Start time: 07:30
End time: 14:00

** Bookings for this event now closed**

Sir John Cockcroft: The atomic scientist who changed the world

You are warmly invited to this year’s Association Weekend on 22–24 September 2017, commemorating 50 years since the passing of our Founding Master, Sir John Cockcroft, and 85 years since he shared a Nobel Prize for splitting the atom

Family and friends are very welcome to come along and experience our welcoming and unique environment.


Friday 22 September



Join the Cockcroft family and guests at a drinks reception and exhibition as the Archives Centre celebrates receiving additional personal papers of Sir John Cockcroft, from 6pm in the Jock Colville Hall, then choose between a light supper and wine tasting led by the Fellows’ Wine Steward, sampling College wines available to purchase for Saturday's dinner, or join Fellows at High Table.

Saturday 23 September




Sunday 24 September


  • 7.30am–9.30am: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.
  • 10am: Room check-out time.
  • 10am–4pm: Golf at the Cambridge Meridian Golf Club. (Cost £39.99 per head to include coffee and bacon butties from 9am.)
  • 10am–11am: Sir John Cockcroft: The Atomic Scientist who Changed the World – Chapel service: A celebration of the Life of Sir John Cockcroft, led by Revd Catherine Milford, retired Canon of Norwich Cathedral and daughter of Sir John Cockcroft, and Chaplain Dr John Rawlinson. All welcome.
  • 11.10am–12.30pm: Tour of Ascension Parish Burial Ground, to include the resting place of Sir John Cockcroft, with Professor Mark Goldie. Meet at the Chapel at 11am for 11.10am start. (Please note this involves a ten-minute walk to the location, and uneven surfaces once there. Suitable outdoor shoes are recommended.) Booking essential, maximum 25 places.


  • 12.15–1.45pm: Lunch is available for purchase in the Dining Hall.

Dress Code

Daytime events: casual.

Dinner: You are welcome to wear black tie or equivalent. If you wish to be less formal, please do so.

"I don't have all the clothes for black tie, so it was nice that I could go in a lounge suit."

Pete Chown, alumnus


College accommodation

We are pleased to offer a variety of options at College, including single, twin and double ensuite, as well as hotel-standard accommodation in the new Cowan Court. (Please note that all Cowan Court rooms are double rooms and charged at the same price whether double or single occupancy.) Please book accommodation online via the pink booking link below.

Møller Centre accommodation

The Møller Centre also offers a discount to Churchill alumni for accommodation. Please contact the Møller Centre directly on T: 01223 465500 or  E: for availability and bookings.

Special student rates

Churchill students wishing to attend any of the Weekend's events may book College accommodation at a special student rate. To make a booking, please contact the Accommodation Office directly on E:


We would be grateful for donations to subsidise the cost of the Association Dinner to recent graduates. Any surplus donations raised will go towards the College's Annual Fund.

Your donations can be made via the booking form below.

Guest List

A list of guests booked to attend the event, with their matriculation year, may be found using this link.

If you do not wish to have your name listed please let the Alumni Office know using the below email button. Please note also that the list will be updated in batches so your name may not appear immediately on booking and this does not imply that your booking has not been received.


For all enquiries please contact the Alumni Office

Email the Alumni Office