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Forty Years of Women at Christ's celebrations

Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:00 - 23:30

An afternoon and evening of celebrations in honour of Forty Years of Women at Christ's College, culminating in a celebratory dinner in Hall.

The admission of the first female post-graduate students to Christ’s in 1978 and the admission of the first co-educational undergraduates in 1979 is a landmark in College history. We are planning to celebrate in a variety of ways over the course of the day.

11:00-12:00 Murray Edwards College. A Private Tour of The New Hall Art Collection; a collection of modern and contemporary art by women on display at Murray Edwards College. This is one of the largest and most significant collections of contemporary art by women in the world, receiving accreditation from the Arts Council England in 2018.

15:30-16:00 College Gardens. The Christ’s College gardeners will conduct a guided tour of the gardens including their contribution to the 40th anniversary celebrations in the form of a special display border in Second Court - a variety of marguerites and white roses in homage to the Lancastrian Lady Margaret Beaufort.

16:00-16:45 Tea in the Fellows’ Garden (Buttery if inclement).

17:00-18:00 Plumb Auditorium: Panel Discussion on the topic “Christ’s women and the mark they make”, with Jane Martinson (m. 1987, former Head of Media for Guardian News and Media, and the Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City University. We are seeking alumnae to be panel members so please let us know if you would like to be involved.

19:00 for 19:30: Fellows’ Garden, followed by Hall The evening will commence with a pre-dinner drinks reception in the Fellows’ Garden (OCR if inclement) followed by a four course dinner in Hall at 19:30. The Buttery will be open after dinner with a cash bar (no cards accepted) for you to carry on the celebrations.

Booking is now closed. Please contact the Development Office for information. Ann Farrell 01223 766710. 

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