Graduation Celebration - 18 September 2021 - 2020 Cohort

18 Sep 2021
Location: Churchill College
Start time: 00:00
End time: 00:00

Graduation Celebration - 18 September 2021

Bookings now closed

In-person Graduation Celebration for those who either graduated in absence or for those who deferred graduation from Postgraduate Degrees (e.g. MPhil, PhD) during the COVID pandemic.  

Following your graduation in absence last summer, we are delighted to finally be able to welcome you back to College to celebrate the collection of your degree in person.

The ceremony will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 18th September. We very much hope that you’ll take up our invitation to return to Churchill to reunite with others from your cohort, process through Senate House to celebrate your degree, and attend the graduation lunch that we were unable to offer you last year. It is encouraging to see a gradual and safe return to our usual degree ceremonies in line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, and I look forward to being able to follow through on the promise we made to you last summer of being able to welcome you back to Cambridge in person to celebrate the collection of your degree.

If you are able to join us, please book your place using the following form by 7 September 2021.

Please note that whilst the graduation lunch is free of charge for anyone celebrating a degree, there will be a charge for your guests who are attending the lunch.

Make a booking

Provisional Timetable

The programme of events for 18th September will be confirmed in due course.

Your guests will be very welcome in Churchill College all afternoon, and at the dress rehearsal and lunch. Unfortunately they will not be able to watch the ceremony from Senate House itself due to capacity restrictions that will remain in place, but will be able to watch a live video link on personal devices from Churchill.

Celebration Lunch

A Celebration Lunch in College will be held on Saturday 18th September. The lunch will be free of charge for you, but there will be a charge of £26 per person for any guests. You may bring a maximum of 2 guests to the lunch. 

Arrangements for Guests

We regret that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, guests are not allowed at the Senate House . Guests are also being asked by the authorities not to gather near the Senate House, which will in any case be completely screened by marquees and tenting, so there will unfortunately be nothing to see. 

However, guests are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal, may watch you begin your procession down to the Senate House outside college, and will be able to watch a live video link on personal devices from Churchill. 

Up to two guests are also welcome to stay in college accommodation, and attend the Celebration Lunch. 

Important Notes for Completing the Booking Form

Lunch Bookings

You must book online to attend Celebration Lunch on Saturday 18 September. 

The lunch is free for you, but does need to be booked. Lunch guests will be charged at £26 per person.

Bookings will close on 7 September 2021.

Please ensure you enter any dietary requirements into the booking form, for yourself and any guests. You should name each guest and give specific dietary requirements for each individual, where relevant. 

Ceremony Tickets

Please note, there will be no guest tickets for Senate House. Guests are being asked by the authorities not to gather near the Senate House.

Ceremony and Dress Code

Information about the ceremony and dress code is on our graduation page.


Your address should be likely to find you for some years in order to receive invitations to reunions and events, details of your MA graduation where applicable, and publications from Churchill. Please notify the Alumni Office of any subsequent changes of address, which you can do by completing a simple online form or by emailing You should also update this information on CamSIS. 


You can book accommodation online via the link below, using the Graduation promotional code KX2021GR

The discounted rates are the following:

Please note, if you don’t use the code and you book the normal room rate, we cannot change it back to the discounted Graduation rate.

Please kindly make sure you read the online booking terms as we are using Speedybooker / University Rooms for our online bookings.

Please note, accommodation bookings are subject to Government and Public Health England advice at the time of your proposed stay. While we very much hope this will not be the case, if the ongoing Covid situation requires the College to do so, we may be required to cancel the booking.  In these circumstances the College will make a full refund. 

Scholars Room Allowance

If you are entitled to a free scholars room, you may book a standard room by contacting directly. 

If you would like an en suite room, you must pay for this at the rate above.

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Accommodation Enquiries

You should contact the accommodation office with any questions relating to accommodation.

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Enquiries and Changes

Please contact Stephanie Cook if you have any catering queries or need to make changes to existing bookings.



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