A message from the Master
Welcome to our Web pages that are devoted to strengthening links with our Alumni. You are a very important part of the College's heritage and we would love to hear from you and welcome you back to College if you are ever visiting Cambridge. The Alumni Charter provides a full list of benefits and entitlements for former students.
During the coming academical year, alumni events that are planned include, for the first time, an Alumni Association London Dinner at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London on the 5st of November. Other events include supporting an alumni team in an evening University Challenge style quiz in College on Saturday 19 January 2013, an evening get-together in a London wine bar on 27 February 2013, and the 2020 Club dinner on Saturday 30 March 2013 in London (venue to be arranged) for those of you who rowed for the College, (or were otherwise involved with the College Boat Club), held shortly before the Boat Race which will be rowed from Putney to Mortlake on Saturday 31 March 2013. Alumni are especially encouraged to attend (with their families) the annual College Garden party on Sunday 16 June 2013. Alumni will continue to be especially welcome at certain Guest Night dinners in College including one at the end of Michaelmas term (Friday 7 December 2012), Lent term (Friday 22 March 2013) and in July (Friday 5 July 2013). Overseas alumni are encouraged to get in touch with me if they are proposing to hold an alumni event outside the UK.
Please do look at these pages from time to time to find out about events planned for the future. These will include The St Edmund's Alumni Event, Concert and Dinner that will be held in College on Saturday 28 September 2013. The eleventh AGM of The Alumni Society will be held at the September Alumni Event.
Two years ago the College launched an Annual Fund to help us ensure that our students get the best educational experience possible in Cambridge. This Fund raised almost £10,000 each year, and is additional to other donations to the College. The College Council has agreed that the Annual Fund should go directly to student support in scholarships and hardship funds where matching funds are available from other Cambridge sources. We hope to build on the success of the Annual Fund. It is our aim to achieve as high a percentage of our alumni contributing to this fund as occurs in other Cambridge Colleges. Whatever the size of your donation it will be hugely helpful and will also enable us to approach other sources for matching funds, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Scholarships which are in place. Whether you wish to give to the Annual Fund, contribute financially in other ways to any aspect of the College's activities or introduce us to potential donors, we would be delighted to receive any gifts. Please see 'Giving to the College' for more information.
Lastly, I would like to impress on you how much the College values its continued links with our alumni. We may have lost touch with you because you have moved since we were last in contact. If so, do let us know your up to date address and e-mail address. We now have well over 250 students living on the College site and they form a lively, multi-national community. When you next visit the College I hope that you will be impressed by the strides that the College has made in recent years and I also hope that you will feel that the atmosphere in College is still as informal and cordial as you remember it.