Alumni Weekend

Gates Cambridge Alumni Weekend - Friday 22 July - Sunday 24 July

About this event

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Gates Cambridge Alumni Weekend taking place in Cambridge, UK on 22-24 July.

The GCAA and the Scholars’ Council are busy creating a programme of engaging and informative talks and discussions, as well as formal and informal networking opportunities.

Please note that the venue for Saturday is now St Catharine’s College.

Below you will find our updated schedule of events.



7.00pm – Informal Pub Dinner at Grain & Hop Store (attendees will need to pay for this themselves)


Location: St Catharine’s College, McGrath Centre

11.00am – Registration

11.30am – Introduction to the GCAA

12:15pm – Speed Networking Workshop

1:15pm – Lunch (offered by Gates Cambridge)

2:15pm – Alumni and Scholar Panel
– Topic: War in Ukraine
– Panelists include Georgiana EpureVsevolod Kachanov and Anastasiia Kamenska

3:30pm – Tea and Coffee Break – Registered plus-ones are welcome to join from this point onward

4:15pm – In Conversation with Professor Barry Everitt

5:00pm – Memorial Lecture
– Main Speaker: Professor Bhaskar Vira

6:15pm – Drinks Reception (offered by Gates Cambridge)

7:30pm – Informal Pub Dinner at the Salisbury Arms (attendees will need to pay for this themselves)


11.00am – Informal Networking – Walk to Grantchester – meeting point is the Co-op on Grantchester Street

1.00pm – Informal Lunch (attendees will need to pay for this themselves)


Travel and Accommodation

Alumni who plan to travel to and stay in Cambridge for the weekend will need to arrange and pay for these directly. The event budget does not allow us to cover these costs.


Alumni are welcome to bring a plus one to the informal parts of the event (Friday Informal Pub Dinner, Saturday Informal Pub Dinner, and Sunday Walk to Grantchester and Lunch) and also the Memorial Lecture. If you would like to bring a plus one, please indicate this in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the registration form including their name and which parts they will attend.

Will the event be live streamed? 

Parts of the event will be live streamed, including the Alumni/Scholar Panel – Topic: War in Ukraine, In Conversation with Professor Barry Everitt, and the Memorial Lecture. Details on how to join virtually will be shared in due course.