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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

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    Students and Fellows of Murray Edwards College may choose from a number of attractive, well-equipped rooms which can be booked for a variety of activities. Please visit our events website for further details about College rooms.

    The College holds an AIM Secure Accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to offering a first-class service safety and responsibly for the health of staff and customers. 

    All events at Murray Edwards College are subject to our Terms and Conditions. 

    "Our guests yesterday could not stop complimenting us on the arrangements, the helpfulness of the staff, the food and the College in general." Elsa Strietman, Emeritus Fellow

    "We had a wonderful party on Saturday night. I wanted to thank you for your superb (and totally unflappable) organisation of the event – everything ran 100% smoothly from start to finish. The guests who stayed also commented very positively on the accommodation. Could you especially pass on thanks to the chef – everyone commented on the excellence of the food – and also to Anna who was a brilliant front-of-house for the evening. I knew I’d be proud of the College in running a slick event in a great environment, and I was!" Martin Roland, Emeritus Fellow

    "I just wanted to thank all the catering and front of house staff for a wonderful subject dinner on Friday night. The food was delicious, and everyone had a really good time. If anything, they had a bit too much fun!" Dr Evaleila Pesaran, Fellow in Politics and International Relations

    AV

    High quality audio visual equipment is available in our meeting rooms and portable equipment is also available. Students must be trained by our AV technician or a house porter in how to use the equipment and this will be offered as part of your event booking process. If you do not have training, you will not be able to use the equipment.

    • Requirements should be specified in your event booking form (in your log in area).
    • We encourage everybody to disucss their AV needs with us at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure we can provide the right equipment and support for the intended purpose.

     

    Supervisions

    Supervision spacces can be booked by the Director of Studies (DoS)/external DoS or College Teaching Fellow (CTO) (not the students). DoS may also book rooms for supervisors they have enlisted to teach for them (which may include postgraduate students both internal and external).

    Booking supervision rooms

     

    The Fellows' Suite and Private Garden

    The attractive Fellows' Suite is available for dining and networking events providing a Fellow is present throughout (unless it is an external booking). We have a number of dining rooms available at Murray Edwards College.

     

    Student bookings

    Societies

    Societies with a member who is from Murray Edwards College may book rooms and receive the main meeting room free of charge and are offered discounted catering. 

    Parties and large events

    You may not hold a party (defined as a gathering with more than five guests from outside the College) in your own room, nor in any of the College houses. Various rooms and gardens are available for meetings, dinners and parties. 

    Parties and large events require permission from the Dean and various Heads of Departments so that they can proceed safely and in line with College policies. They must be organised via the Events Office and you must send your booking form in good time so that the event can be authorised by all concerned. It is recommended that you send the form in at least a month before the desired event date. For large or more complex events requiring a higher level of organisation, we would recommend a longer lead time.

    Thank you so much for making yesterday a wonderful day for Michael and me and all our guests. Please thank the catering staff, everyone in Front of House and all in Events. Everyone was saying how lovely Murray Edwards College is, as many of them had never been there before. The space was perfect for us. And of course, we were so lucky with the weather. Quite a few people ate outside and stayed out most of the time. Our guests were amazed at the profusion of flowers outside. Jo Cobb's (Head Gardener) planting is so exuberant and makes people feel happy just looking at it. Thanks again, for everything. All best wishes, Joanna and Michael, 15 October 2017

    Music practice

    Students wishing to use the Music Room must complete a Music Room booking form and return it to the Events Office in advance of your practice. For impromptu bookings (not booked in advance) please give the form to the Porters' Lodge. 

    Thank you for organising my meeting. I know it was only a small event but the room was immaculate, the IT equipment was all set up and worked and everything was perfect. I was really so proud of our lovely College and grateful to all the people 'behind the scenes' who make things run smoothly. I am really grateful to everyone - thank you very much. Dr Frances Henson, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Division of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery University of Cambridge, 22 April 2016

     

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