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Alumni Privileges

The College very much regrets that, due to COVID-19 measures, we are currently having to restrict what we can offer to alumni in regards to High Table (or Leckhampton) dining or Guest Room accommodation.

The arrangements that would hold under normal circumstances are given below for information. 


Privileges of members of the College who are Masters or Doctors of the University of Cambridge



Alumni are welcome to purchase a drink and snack in the Pelican Bar at lunchtimes. The Bar is open during term times between Wednesday – Sunday and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

For up-to-date information please click here Please note that Hall is not open to alumni for self-purchase at lunchtimes as an internal payment system is in operation.

Thank you,

High Table

Alumni who hold an MA, or other Masters/MPhil degree, or a higher degree from the University, and who are not current students at the College, 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. To book High Table, please email or telephone 01223 339793.

Alumni may bring one guest, such as a partner, relative or personal friend, to High Table in the Old House, or to Leckhampton. Before booking, alumni should first ask permission to bring a guest (named) by email at or on 01223 339793.

Alumni 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 they have not got the appropriate gown to hand, they should ask the Head Porter, who can usually arrange for a loan.


Guest Night and Formal Hall

Alumni are most welcome to bring guests to the Fellows’ Guest Night dinners organised termly by the Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Small parties of alumni (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). To book, please email

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



Rooms in College

We regret that at the moment, there is no available room in College. This is currently under review. 

Alumni of the college may occupy a guest room in College, if available, for up to three nights at a reduced rate of £57.50 per night (room only). Alumni should note that, due to the increase in undergraduate student numbers and ongoing Covid-19 precautions, we have a limited number of guest rooms available. These are booked and allocated on a first come first served basis. We are more likely to be able to provide accommodation outside Term. We regret that we are unable to accommodation families (other than spouses or partners), or children under the age of 18.

To book please email or telephone 01223 338014.


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 140 people to small buffet lunches or drinks