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East Anglia Dinner, Trinity College, Cambridge

Date: 04-May-2019


We are doing things differently this year....

After the useful and creative discussion held at last year’s East Anglia Drinks Reception we have decided to introduce a new format. On alternate years we shall hold an informal gathering comprising a cultural, educational or historicalcomponent, followed by a buffet supper at Trinity College. Where possible these activities will have strong links with Old Millhillians and their connection with Cambridge and the University.

Alternating with these events we shall hold the customary formal reception and dinner at Trinity College, the next being in 2020. The purpose of this variation is to tempt Old Millhillians who are not keen on black tie dinners and especially to encourage the attendance of Cambridge undergraduates. An additional attraction is that the cost of the new style meetings will be less than the formal dinner.


We are starting the change this year with a Private Visit to the Wren Library at Trinity College, courtesy of the Librarian, Nicholas Bell. This will be for an hour, from 6pm, followed by a buffet supper in the Allhusen Room of the College.

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1676 and completed in 1695, the Library is a single large room built above an open colonnade on the ground floor of Nevile’s Court, the first Renaissance style court in England. Notable among its books are the 12th century Eadwine Psalter from Christ Church, Canterbury, the first edition copy of Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica and A.A.Milne’s manuscripts of Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. Clearly, we are in for a splendid architectural and literary treat.

We are hoping that Jane Sanchez, Head of the School, and Richard Llewellyn, President of the Club will join us. David Short and I hope we shall be welcoming you also to this new form of the popular East Anglia (aka Cambridge) Dinner, the details of which are as follows:

6pmGather in the Nevile Court below the Wren Library

7pmMove from The Wren Library to the Allhusen Room

for drinks and buffet supper

10pm Close of meeting


  • OMC members and their guests £50
  • Non-members and their guests£60
  • Undergraduates and those in full-time education £40

Dress: Smart casual

Payment options:

By cheque: To Old Millhillians Club and a note to say to what it relates

By BACS: HSBC a/c 91048252 sort code 40-04-28 ref ‘surname EAD’

By credit/debit card on 01208 906 2849


For enquiries: contact Laura Turner on alumnirelations@omclub.co.uk, Russell Cowan on cowans@btinternet.com or David Short on dmvshort@googlemail.com  



Private Visit to the Wren Library of Trinity College (pictured above and below), courtesy of the Librarian, followed by an informal buffet supper at Trinity



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