You are warmly invited to this year’s Association Weekend on 21–23 September 2018
- Following feedback from guests last year, this year Saturday's dinner ticket prices will include wine, and are great value at only £29 if you first came to College in 1993 or later. Tickets for current MCR & JCR are £19. A standard Dinner ticket costs just £39.
- Our after-dinner speaker is alumna Anne Morrison (U78), Chair of BAFTA from 2014 to 2016 and current Chair of BAFTA's International Committee, as well as Chair of Pearson College London's Governing Body.
- Enjoy a free talk by cultural historian and Churchill Extraordinary Fellow and alumnus, Professor Sir Christopher Frayling (U&G65) on the history of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in popular culture and imagination.
- Use your dining rights to enjoy supper in the Fellows' Dining Room on Friday evening whilst sampling wines from the College cellars, guided by Fellows’ Wine Steward, Dr Paul Russell. Or, for those who prefer something more formal, High Table will be available.
- Join other alumni for Saturday golf at Cambridge Meridian Golf Club.
- Enjoy informal croquet in the College grounds on Saturday morning.
- On Saturday afternoon The Wolfson Hall plays host to Director of the Archives Centre, Allen Packwood, along with author David Lough, retired founder of a private banking business, who has used his expertise to research and write about Winston's precarious personal finances. The two speakers will discuss the search for Churchill's leadership style.
- Visit the Chapel for an ecumenical service on Sunday morning, followed by a guided tour of the Ascension Parish Burial Ground by College historian Professor Mark Goldie.
- The Association Weekend coincides with the University’s Alumni Festival with a host of other events available.
- Accommodation is available in College or at the Møller Centre at alumni rates.
Family and friends are very welcome to come along and experience our welcoming and unique environment.
Friday 21 September
- 2pm onwards: welcome desk on Concourse and rooms available for check-in at the Porters' Lodge.
- Please enjoy your afternoon in College and take a self-led sculpture walk, or visit the Founder and Foundation exhibition in the Wolfson Foyer, showcasing the life of Winston Churchill and the founding of the College.
Choose between two exciting speaker events from 6pm to 7.30pm, and then between a light supper and wine tasting of College wines led by the Fellows’ Wine Steward, or join Fellows at High Table from 7.30pm.
- 6pm–7.30pm: 'It's Alive!' – the first 200 years of Frankenstein'. Extraordinary Fellow and alumnus Professor Sir Christopher Frayling looks at the history of Frankenstein in popular culture and imagination, in the Wolfson Hall.
- 7.15pm: High Table diners gather in the SCR for dinner in Hall at 7.30pm. Book online for High Table .
- 7.30pm: the highly popular wine tasting with supper in the Fellows' Dining Room (see booking page for details about price), places strictly limited to 60.
Saturday 22 September
- 7.30am–9.30am: Breakfast in the dining hall.
- 10am–4pm: Golf at the Cambridge Meridian Golf Club. (Full details to follow to those who register their interest on the booking form.)
- 10.30am–12.30pm: Enjoy informal croquet in the College grounds. All abilities welcome.
- 11am–12.15pm: Engineering alumni and other interested guests are invited to join Professors Malcolm Bolton and Mike Gregory in the Jock Colville Hallfor an update on recent activities and a consultation on future directions, designed to shape the college engineers' response to the rapidly evolving global technology landscape and indeed the broader industrial and 'political' context internationally. Offers of practical engagement will be particularly welcome!
- 12.15pm–1.45pm: Lunch can be purchased in the Dining Hall.
- 2.30pm–4pm: 'Searching for Churchill's Leadership Style'. Free discussion in the Wolfson Hall between Archives Centre Director Allen Packwood and author David Lough, followed by Q&A and book signing.
- 4.30pm–4.45pm approx.: Screening of short film, Ex Audio, written and directed by alumna Helen Mulligan (U&G75), at the Møller Centre Lecture Theatre.
- 6pm–6.30pm: Churchill College Association AGM in the Bevin Room, all members welcome.
- 6.45pm: Drinks reception on the Jock Colville Lawn, or main concourse if wet.
- 7.30pm: Annual Dinner in Hall with Guest Speaker the former Chair of BAFTA and alumna Anne Morrison.
Sunday 23 September
- 7.30am–9.30am: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.
- 10am: Room check-out time (left luggage room will be available).
- 10am–11am: Chapel service: led by Revd Julie Norris. All welcome.
- 11.10am–12.30pm: Tour of Ascension Parish Burial Ground, to include the resting place of Founding Master 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.
Daytime events: casual.
Dinner: You are welcome to wear black tie or equivalent. If you wish to be less formal, please do so.
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, though a single occupancy rate is available.) 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be grateful for donations to subsidise the lower cost of the Association Dinner to recent graduates and current JCR and MCR members. Any surplus donations raised will go towards the Oral History Project. Your donations can be made via the booking form below. You can donate to other College funds at this link.
A list of guests booked to attend the event, with their matriculation year, may be found at the button below:
Association Weekend 2018 Guest List
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
- Bookings close at midnight Sunday 16 September.
- Attendees cancelling their Dinner booking before midnight on Friday14 September will receive a full refund. There is no refund after this date.
- Attendees cancelling their accommodation booking before 12pm the day prior to arrival will receive a full refund. There is no refund after this date.