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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Alumni Privileges


An Old Member who holds an MA, or another Masters/MPhil degree or a higher degree from the University, may dine at High Table as a guest of the College and take wine on any one ordinary evening in each quarter of any year, free of charge.  ‘Ordinary’ in this context means evenings other than Mondays following Governing Body meetings, Wednesdays in Full Term, feasts or other special occasions as designated by the President from time to time. There is no High Table dining in the Old House on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.  A waiter served dinner is available at Leckhampton on Tuesdays.  In the summer vacation (from mid July to the end of September), High Table dining in the Old House takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Regrettably, Old Members may not introduce guests to the High Table in the Old House.  (But they may request to do so at Leckhampton).  Old Members are most welcome to bring guests to the Fellows' Guest Night dinners organised termly by the Development and Alumni Relations Office (to book online please click here). During 2016-17, the dinners will be on Saturday 14 October 2017, Saturday 17 February 2018 and Saturday 26 May 2018.  Small parties of Old Members (and their guests) may also be permitted to dine, at a modest charge, in the body of the Hall on evenings when undergraduate formal hall is served (normally Fridays and Sundays in Full Term).

Old Members availing themselves of the privilege of dining at High Table as a guest of the College wear an MA gown, or the gown of the higher Cambridge degree to which they are entitled.  If by any chance they have not the appropriate gown to hand, they should ask the Head Porter, who can usually arrange for a loan. 

These privileges are subject to the approval of the President, who may from time to time, in order to ensure a convivial balance on High Table in the Old House or at Leckhampton, limit the number of Old Members dining on any evening.

Rooms in College

An Old Member of the College may also occupy a student guest room in College, if available, for a reduced rate of £45 per night (room only).  

Method of application

Application for permission to dine or stay in College on any particular occasion should be addressed, with at least a fortnight’s notice to:

For Dinner:

The College Secretary
Corpus Christi College
Cambridge, CB2 1RH
Telephone 01223 339793  For Accommodation only:

Development Office
Corpus Christi College
Cambridge, CB2 1RH
Telephone 01223 339718 

Private Functions and Events

Old Members of the College are entitled to a discount on the hire of College rooms and the use of College’s catering facilities for private functions and events. The College’s dining facilities can cater for a range of events, from feasts for 150 people to small buffet lunches or drinks receptions.  A number of rooms of varying capacity are also available for hire with a range of audio visual equipment for use in business meetings and presentations. 

For further details, please contact:
The Conference Office
Corpus Christi College
Cambridge, CB2 1RH 
Telephone: 01223 338014