East Anglia Dinner, Trinity College, Cambridge
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
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
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