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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Alumnae Weekend, Cambridge

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Start Time: 22 Sep 2017 - 16:00
End Time: 24 Sep 2017 - 12:00
Murray Edwards College
Huntingdon Road
United Kingdom

Alumnae Weekend, Cambridge

Please join us for the much loved Alumnae Weekend festivities. As always we will hold our Alumnae Dinner in College on Saturday evening. On Saturday afternoon, the President, Dame Barbara, will give a lecture on our ground-breaking research Collaborating with Men  followed by a College update in conjunction with the  New Hall Society. On Sunday there will be a couple of guided tours to showcase our gardens, library and Art Collection.

We particularly welcome reunion years 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007.

Please note: booking closes at 9am on Friday 8 September for all Murray Edwards Alumnae Weekend events.


Joint panel discussion on feminism with Lucy Cavendish and Newnham, Friday 22 September

Join Jackie Ashley, President of Lucy Cavendish, Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham, and Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards, as well as an alumna from each College, for a panel discussion on "Feminism: back by popular demand? Women’s response to the rise of populism". The discussion will be chaired by Dr Jude Browne, The Jessica and Peter Frankopan Director of the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. 

  • 4:00pm-5:45pm lecture
  • Warburton Hall, Lucy Cavendish College 

Tickets are free, but please book in advance here


Collaborating with Men lecture and College update, Saturday 23rd September

Dame Barbara Stocking DBE and Dr Jill Armstrong will discuss ground-breaking research conducted by Murray Edwards College into behaviours and perceptions of men regarding women's workplace experiences, followed by a College update and Q&A.

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm lecture
  • 5:00pm-5:30pm College update
  • Buckingham House lecture theatre, Murray Edwards College

Tickets are free, but please book in advance here.


Alumnae Dinner, Saturday 23rd September

All alumnae are invited to join this annual reunion dinner.

  • 6.15pm Drinks
  • 7.00pm Dinner

Tickets cost £40, which includes a drinks reception and three course meal with wine in the Fellows' Drawing Room. Graduates of the College from the last 10 years (2007 to 2017) are entitled to a reduced price ticket of £20 per person.

Book your place here


Artscape: the juxtaposition of art, architecture and landscape, Sunday 24th September

A tour of the New Hall Art Collection, the largest collection of works by women in Europe, and our gardens, including the original grounds of The Orchard, a large house part-owned by Norah Barlow, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin and a distinguished plantswoman. The tour will start and finish with tea in the Rosemary Murray Library where the Librarian will introduce you to the college, and hand you over to the Art Curator and Gardener for the tour.

  • 10:00am-11:30am OR
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm

Free but please book your tickets in advance using the following links:


Alumni Festival 2017

Please note booking for the University's Alumni Festival will open in July.


Alumnae Weekend Accommodation

If you wish to book accommodation for this year’s Alumnae Weekend, please see below for further information:

Bedrooms are available in College on the nights of the 22nd September and 23rd September. A single en-suite is £72.15 and a twin en-suite is £117.80, including breakfast.

To book these online, please go to the link below:

You must enter the promotional code ALUM2017. The rooms will not show as available until this code is entered.

You will need to bring your e-mail confirmation to the Porters Lodge on arrival for check in. Rooms may be checked into after 12noon on weekdays and 14:00 on weekend days and should be vacated on the day of departure by 10:00am on weekend days.