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Opportunities & Benefits

College benefits for our alumnae community

As an alumna of Murray Edwards College/New Hall, you are welcome to come back at anytime and enjoy the College facilities. We hope to see you in College in the near future.


Formal Hall

Murray Edwards alumnae are welcome to attend Formal Halls in College. Our alumnae are entitled to dine free of charge once each term, and may also attend up to three additional meals per term at the guest price. Alumnae are welcome to bring up to three guests with them for the price of £22.45 per person.

Requests to dine in Formal Hall are always subject to availability and granted on a first come, first served basis.


Murray Edwards alumnae are welcome to attend Superhalls in College. Alumnae spaces at Superhall are always subject to availability and granted on a first come, first served basis.

Alumnae and their guests must pay £25 per person.

People sit and eat dinner by candlelight at several round tables. Artwork in the background.


Alumnae are welcome to use the College Library between the hours of 10am and 6pm. Please sign in at the Porters' Lodge and you will be given a temporary day pass. Unfortunately you will not be able to check books out of the premises, but you are encouraged to use the space for quiet reading, research and working.

View from the top of the stairs in the Rosemary Murray Library, Murray Edwards College.


We encourage alumnae to come and enjoy our beautiful gardens, which are open every day between 10am and 6pm.

Lush green gardens with concrete Dome in the distance


Alumnae can reserve rooms in College outside term time at a discounted rate. Find out more about staying in College.

Steps lead up to a glass entrance to the College. At the top of the steps is a display of lush plants in large pots.

The Women's Art Collection

The Women's Art Collection - The largest collection of women's art in Europe is open to the public daily from 10am-6pm. Admission is free and a self-guided tour is available from the Porters' Lodge.

Light-filled corridor with exposed brick wall on one side and large windows on the other. Artworks hung all along wall.

Squash and Tennis Courts 

Alumnae are welcome to use the College's squash and tennis courts free of charge. Monday to Friday you can book through the Development Office by emailing At the weekend please contact the Porters to book a court, call 01223 762100 or email:

Students playing tennis in the sunshine

College Gym

Alumnae are welcome to become members of the College gym. The membership rate is £52 per year and there is a one-off charge of £5 for the induction (this only has to be paid once and does not have to be repeated if you have a break in membership). All new members must attend an induction before they can use the gym.

Student working out in the gym

Other University of Cambridge benefits

In addition to your College benefits, you are entitled to numerous other benefits from the wider University of Cambridge alumni programme. These include free access to a number of online academic resources, a global network of alumni groups, special events and more.

Group of graduates in gowns standing chatting in lush green gardens

Other University of Cambridge benefits

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