Christ's College Alumni

Newsletter AUTUMN 2015

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the alumni newsletter.

We are delighted to see the students back in College after the summer break and look forward to what the next academic year has in store.

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing those of you who returned to College for the Reunion Dinners last month and hope that many of you will be able to join us for our annual Winter Drinks Reception in London in December. Those who graduated more recently can also look forward to the Young Alumni Event at Broadcasting House later this month, with the opportunity to go on an exclusive ‘after-hours’ tour of the BBC’s headquarters.

You can keep up to date with all our forthcoming alumni events by consulting the events calendar.

We hope you will also take advantage of some of the other events taking place over the next few months which you can read more about below.

 Varsity Rugby 2015

Thursday 10 December - Tickets now available! Click here to book.

Pssst! This is a big year...
Christ's College second year student Maisie Hulbert (m. 2014, Music) will be singing the National Anthem before the men's and women's matches!
The women's team are playing at Twickenham for the first time!


 New College Chaplain

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the new College Chaplain, Reverend Mark Smith. We know you will join us in warmly welcoming Mark to Christ's and hope that some of you will join us at Chapel this term.

Sunday Evensong presents a wonderful opportunity to hear Christ's College Choir, listen to a visiting speaker, and enjoy meeting other Christ’s members over sherry after the service.

For more information on services taking place in Michaelmas term, click here.
For regular updates, join the facebook group, 'Christ's College Chapel.'
You can also e
mail Mark at:

 Festival of Ideas 2015

Booking is now open for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015. The theme? Power and Resistance.
We may be biased, but we would recommend the following events!:

How To Resist A Bad King: From Magna Carta To Deposition In Medieval England      
r Andrew Spencer, Christ’s College Admissions Tutor, Fellow and Director of Studies in History (Part 2)

The Absence Of Resistance In 20th Century British Political Thought
Dr Sam James, JH Plumb Fellow and Director of Studies in History (Part 1) at Christ’s College

Following Hercules: The Story Of Classical Art
urated by Dr Caroline Vout, Fellow and Lecturer in Classics at Christ’s College and University Reader in Classics

 The Face of Britain: talk by Simon Schama

As part of the Cambridge Literary Festival 2015, Christ's alumnus and well-known historian, author, and presenter, Simon Schama (m. 1963), will be giving a talk on British Portraits over the centuries.

Date: Sunday 29th November 2015. P
lease click here to book.

 Christ's College Choir

Following their hugely successful tour of New Zealand and Singapore, Christ's College choir will be performing at the following venues this Winter - for more information and to book, please click on the following links:

November 27: with Thames Chamber Orchestra in St-Martin-in-the-Fields; Mozart's Requiem and other works
December 7: with Thames Chamber Orchestra, Christmas concert in St John’s, Smith Square
December 8: Carol concert at Audley End House (English Heritage)
December 9: Carol concert at Wrest Park (English Heritage)
December 10: with Thames Chamber Orchestra, Christmas concert in St-Martin-in-the-Fields

To order your copy of the Choir's new Christmas album, CHRISTMAS FROM CHRISTS'S, directed by David Rowland, please email Emma Pauncefort at

 Christ's Cricket Team Win Cuppers

Congratulations to the College Cricket team, led by Jon Mowll, on beating Girton by 5 wickets on Friday 19 June to win CUCC Cuppers 2015.

With a great bowling and fielding performance they bowled out Girton for 55 runs and held their nerve with Chris Blake, in his last match for the College, anchoring the batting with 21 not out.

Upcoming Events

17 October 2015: May Ball Alumni Dinner
29 October 2015: Young Alumni Event – Broadcasting House
8 November 2015: Fisher Society Event (please contact the Development Office)
2 December 2015: Winter Drinks Reception
8 December 2015: CCMAA Winter Meeting
10 December 2015: Varsity Rugby Matches
19 March 2016: JCR Committee Alumni Dinner

 Christ's College Magazine 2015

A hard copy will be landing on your doorstep any day now, but if you simply can't wait...
the online version is available to view here.

Please keep the Development Office updated with your preferred address details.
You can view the contact details the College holds for you by logging into the alumni portal at:

Christ's College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BU, UK
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