Alumni Weekend

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

About this event

The Gates Cambridge Alumni Association (GCAA) and the Scholars’ Council invite you to gather in Cambridge, UK, this July (22-24) for a weekend of insight, networking and fun with alumni as well as current scholars!

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. The full programme is outlined below.

When registering for this event, you are welcome to sign up to parts or all of the event. We hope to see you there!

You can register for Alumni Weekend here.



7.00pm – Informal Pub Dinner at Cambridge Brew House (attendees will need to pay for this themselves)


11.00am – Registration and introduction to the GCAA at the University Centre
12:15pm – Networking Workshop with alumni and current scholars
1:15pm – Lunch (offered by Gates Cambridge)
2:15pm – Alumni/Scholar Panel – Topic: War in Ukraine
Venue change to St Catharine’s College – Registered plus-ones are welcome to join from this point onward
3:30pm – Coffee Break
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 Tivoli (attendees will need to pay for this themselves)


11.00am – Informal Networking – Walk to Grantchester (weather permitting)
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.