Dining Privileges

Dining Rights

Queens’ alumni of MA status (who are not currently registered as a candidate for any Cambridge Degree with Queens') are entitled to several benefits, including the opportunity to dine on High Table. Alumni are invited to one designated High Table Dinner during each full term at College expense, when Fellows are also dining.

Alumni may invite one guest, at a cost of £30.50.

Places must be booked through the Alumni & Development Office, at least one week in advance.

Alumni and guests are invited to attend Choral Evensong in the College Chapel before Dinner. Wednesday Evensong is from 6.15pm-6.45pm.

Alternatively, alumni and guests may proceed straight to the SCR for sherry at 7.20pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm. After dinner, alumni and guests are welcome to return to the SCR. It is tradition to leave the SCR before Fellows at the end of the evening (around 9.45pm).

Alumni High Table dining dates

Please complete the booking form with your chosen date.


Wednesday 18 October 2017


Wednesday 7 March 2018


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Qualifying for High Table dining

  • Graduate students admitted to their Master's or Doctor's degree immediately qualify for Dining Privileges.
  • Undergraduates who have not received their MA degree do not qualify until they have been admitted.

Registering for High Table

The High Table Booking form should be completed and returned to us at least one week ahead of your chosen date.  Please return your form to the Alumni & Development Office.

Dress code

Queens' Members are required to wear Academic dress in the SCR and at High Table. A gown may be hired from the Graduate Centre - telephone +44 (0)1223 333312 or may be purchased from Ryder and Amies or Ede and Ravenscroft in Cambridge.