Annual Harvard Dinner at Emmanuel College


Annual Harvard Dinner at Emmanuel College 

Dear Harvard Graduate, 

As the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College, I have the pleasure of inviting you with the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom and Emmanuel College to the annual Harvard Dinner, which will be held on Saturday the 21st of June, 2014 at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

   We are delighted to announce that the Master of Emmanuel Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE will be the guest speaker. Dame Fiona became Master of Emmanuel in 2012 and came to the College from the National Trust, of which she was Director-General since 2001.

   This event is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard graduates living or studying in the United Kingdom and current Harvard students to meet, share memories of Harvard, and enjoy a formal evening in the College where John Harvard was himself a student. You are warmly welcomed by this year’s Harvard-Cambridge Scholars: Rediet Abebe, Charles Gertler and Will Rafey, and me.

   The Harvard Dinner is very popular and is at times oversubscribed. The dinner is limited to one hundred and twenty guests due to the size of the Hall, and replies will be handled strictly in the order of receipt on line. Therefore, please apply for your places as early as possible by the Wednesday 11th of June deadline. Applications received after the Hall is filled will be returned.

   Please apply for your ticket (s) online. See link below. We ask that you restrict yourself to one guest if possible. The price of the dinner is £60 per person for fully paid up HCUK members (limited to one guest at this rate), £65 for non-members and their guest (s) and any additional guests for HCUK members, and £40 per person for recent Harvard College graduates (AB ¢10 -¢14) and current Harvard students. Please note that all non-Harvard current students will be at the full rates. You will receive an automatic email receipt to confirm your place(s) at the dinner in June when you have paid for your tickets.

   The Harvard-Cambridge Fellowship and the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom subsidises the cost for recent Harvard graduates and current Harvard students.  We wish to thank them both for their generous support.

   Drinks will be served from seven o’clock to seven forty-five in the Master’s garden or in the Old Library in case of rain. The dinner will commence at seven forty-five in the Emmanuel Hall. Dress is black tie.

   If you are planning to spend the night or the weekend in Cambridge, we recommend that you arrange accommodation now [].  Cambridge is crowded in June and college rooms and hotels fill up quickly.

   We hope many of you are able to make time for the Harvard Dinner. The Harvard Club of the United Kingdom, my fellow scholars and I all look forward to seeing you in June. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Joan Porter MacIver, HCUK Past President and HCUK Harvard Dinner Coordinator. Please note that the deadline of 11th of June for this event is a strict one, and as a courtesy to the Master’s Office of Emmanuel College, which helps us so devotedly with this event, we ask that you adhere to this request.

Aziza Suleymanzade, Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar, 2013-14

Joan Porter MacIver, HCUK Past President


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Please advise us by email if you have special dietary requirements or wish to sit with your guest and/or other friends.  Please email Joan to arrange these requests

If you do not contact us by the 11 June deadline, we may not be able to help out with your requirements. 

For any other ticket queries, contact Joan at (preferred) or on Tel. 01440 785244.