Simon Perrot Oration Dinner, Monday, 6 May 2019
Monday of Second Week, 6 May, will be the occasion of the Simon Perrot Oration. It follows a dinner, and for that evening the Demies’ Table in Hall will be restored. All those students on the Foundation (Demies, Scholars, Academical Clerks, and Organ Scholars), plus the Sacristans who are dining, should be seated at the Demies’ Table.
Simon Perrot (1514-84) was a Fellow from 1533. He and his wife gave the College a substantial amount of money, partly to commemorate his father Robert, who had become Informator Choristarum in 1510 and died in 1550. Amongst other things, the benefaction was intended to provide for the St Mark’s Day Sermon in Chapel, and for the Oration, which is delivered in Hall soon after St Mark’s Day.
The Oration is delivered, always by a Classical scholar and in Latin. It provides an annual account of the principal events of the year, including the retirement of Fellows and the arrival of new ones. The auditors are the Scholars, Demies and Academical Clerks of the College as well as the Fellows.
The occasion is for the above only (no guests). Dress is smart (jacket and tie for men), with gowns. Those attending must be in Hall by 7.10 pm sharp.
If you would like to attend this dinner (for which there is no charge and at which wine is served) please complete the form below: