Admission of Demies and Scholars – Michaelmas Term 2019
A formal ceremony of admission for newly elected Demies and Scholars will be held in the President’s Lodgings at 6.50 p.m. on Friday, 25 October 2019. Please note that Organ Scholars and Sacristans are not admitted during this ceremony.
The ceremony will take place immediately after Evensong at 6.00 p.m. which will be sung by the Full Choir, and which will end in time for Demies and Scholars to be in the President’s Lodgings at 6.50 p.m..
The ceremony of admission will be followed by the traditional Restoration Dinner at 7.30 p.m. in Hall, which celebrates the Restoration of the President and Fellows in 1688 and also marks the occasion of the admission of our new Demies and Scholars.
You are invited to attend both the ceremony and the Restoration Dinner. A note on the procedure to be followed at the ceremony is given below.
Please read carefully.
All continuing Demies and Scholars are expected to attend both the ceremony and the Dinner, to welcome those being admitted this year. Academical Clerks are invited to attend the dinner in Hall, but are not required at the admission ceremony.
Please complete the form below to register whether or not you will be attending the dinner and indicating any dietary requirements no later than by 5.00 p.m. Monday, 21 October 2019:
Your ticket will be put in your pigeon hole by Wednesday, 23 October. Bring your ticket with you otherwise you will not be admitted to Hall.
Those not attending the Restoration Dinner will be able to eat on the evening of 25 October, timings and arrangements will be published outside Hall.
The Restoration Dinner is an important event in the life of the College and should be treated as such. You are requested not to take photographs or recordings during the Dinner, and especially not during the passing of the Loving Cup. Those that accept the invitation to the dinner must realise that, emergencies apart, you should not leave Hall until the end of dessert. The Bar Staff have been instructed not to serve drinks to those attending the dinner until dessert is finished.
Professor J A C Smith