The 2020 Alumni Open Weekend and Dinner: 21 - 22 March 2020: open to all Alumni

The Annual Alumni Open Weekend at Robinson College is a great opportunity to come back to Cambridge to revisit your old haunts, and meet your friends, colleagues and Fellows whom you have never forgotten, but may not have seen for a long time.

The Open Alumni Dinner is for any and all alumni every year, where group tables can be reserved in advance e.g. a group of friends, sports group, subject group and within or across the years.

This year three Robinson alumni working in the fields of dementia, disease and allergy,  will discuss the latest developments in their respective fields and public understanding of their work. Chaired by Dr Judith Richards, the panel will begin by reflecting on their time at Robinson and how they chose their careers. 

The Alumni Forum 2020: THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

Chair: Dr Judith Richards, Senior Member, Robinson College, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Deputy Director of Infection Control.


Professor Wendy Barclay (Natural Sciences – Biological, 1982), Imperial College London, specialising in virology

Professor Adam Fox (Medicine, 1990), Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, specialising in paediatric allergy

Professor John O'Brien (Medicine, 1980), Cambridge Neuroscience, specialising in dementia.

We hope you will enjoy the biomedical theme of the weekend, and the views and experiences of our speakers on Saturday afternoon. We hope to have a strong representation from the biomedical group at a group dinner table. We look forward to discussing a possibility of volunteering initiatives which will benefit our current biomedical students and enable our alumni to share their experiences and views on possible careers in their field. The Robinson Biomedical Sciences Alumni Association holds events involving alumni, fellows, senior members and students, and we would value your participation in those events and initiatives. Correspondence about the Association's activities is also welcome; please contact Dr Brian McCabe on

This is also the final weekend of the 2020 Cambridge Science Festival and you may wish to enjoy some of the events and sessions scheduled in the Festival. Please book these and see the science options on the Festival 

Please book your participation in the 2020 Alumni Open Weekend here.


Guest list

Dinner: £46.00 (including pre-dinner drinks, wine and soft drinks at dinner) for Robinson College Alumni Association members and for their adult guests. We offer a discounted price of £23.00 to those whose annual income falls below £15,000 p.a., or who graduated in the last four years (2016-2019).

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available on both Friday and Saturday nights at £46.00 per room, single occupancy. We offer a discounted price of £23.00 for a single room to those whose annual income falls below £15,000 p.a., or who graduated in the last four years (2016-2019), the balance being funded from Robinson College Alumni Association (Pegasus) Funds..

A Biography Booklet will be produced, containing updates and photographs from those alumni, Fellows and Senior Members who would like to share this information with other guests. Please submit your information when booking the event on-line, or before the bookings closure using​ this link. After that time we will not be able to publish any submissions.

We hope you will come to see us again and enjoy being here in the College, even though for a short while, with your friends, their families and other members of the College. 

Robinson College look forward to seeing you all here in the Spring.

Dr Steve Trudgill                                                                               Sarah Westwood

President RCAA (Pegasus)                                                Fellow Director of Development

Report from the 2019 Alumni Open Weekend