40th Anniversary of Women at Christ's

Event date
Saturday 6 July, 11:00 - 23:30
Christ's College

Day long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Women attending Christ's College.

The Master and Fellows of the College request the honour of your company for a day long commemoration to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Admission of Women to Christ’s.   It will be held on Saturday, 6th July 2019, and we would be delighted if you could take this opportunity to join in this auspicious occasion.

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

Schedule: 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 one of the largest and most significant collections of contemporary art by women in the world. On 7 March 2018, the New Hall Art Collection received accreditation from the Arts Council England. 

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 celebration 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)

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