Robinson College Donor Day

On Saturday 25 September Professor David Yates welcomed donors and their guests to Robinson’s Donor Day.  Our guests enjoyed a drinks reception and engaged in conversations with Robinson College members and peers on the patio of the Crausaz Wordsworth Building (CWB). The four-course lunch was served in the Plenary Room of the CWB. After lunch Professor Julie Smith, Baroness Smith of Newnham talked in the informal session, ‘Letting the people decide – referendums in European politics’ about the pros and cons of using the tools of direct democracy and the challenges they can pose to European democracies. You can watch this talk as well as the Q&A session by clicking the image below.

The thrilling concert by some of Robinson's brilliant musicians opened the late afternoon part of the day with the programme of C P E Bach, J S Bach, Fauré and Brahms. You can watch this concert where the performers were Dr Jeremy Thurlow (Fellow Director of Studies in Music), Simon Brown (Director of Chapel Music) and Miss Tilly Mattich (Robinson College Basil Shone Organ Scholar) by clicking on the image below. This glorious late summer day ended with afternoon tea. We are enormously grateful to our donors and their guests for coming to this very special event and for their continued support of the College. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.


Please find below a selection of photographs of the event. Photography by Nic Marchant, Antony Sendall and Norbert Truszczynski.