London Girton Association

The London Girton Association (LGA) arranges regular events for its members which are publicised in our termly Newsletter. Over the last few years, there have been drinks nights and dinners, evenings with prominent Girtonian speakers such as Rachel Lomax, Baroness Hale, Valerie Grove, Ann Owers and Baroness Warnock, visits to places of interest, and formal halls at College.

Anyone who is an alumnus of Girton College can join and we always welcome new members. You do not have to live or work in London, although bear in mind that most events are held in the London area.

Membership is £15 pa but if you’re not in paid employment it is £10 pa. The association is run by volunteers so after meeting administrative and events costs, any surplus funds are used to benefit Girton, often current students. For instance, the LGA currently funds a £500 per year music award for a Girton student, and we have donated towards a Teaching Fellowship. In addition in recent years we have donated funds for equipment in the Duke library.

If you would like to join please download an application form and send it to the membership secretary at lga@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Application Form for LGA

Forthcoming Events

The events organised for 2018 are listed below. Further information about these events can be found in the LGA’s Newsletter or by contacting the Association atlga@girton.cam.ac.uk.

 2018
Monday 23rd April City Churches Walk

11.30am

Please join us for a fascinating guided tour of some of the City of London’s finest churches.

You may have come on our walk in our 2016 when our guide Jill Finch led us on a much acclaimed tour of four of Sir Christopher Wren’s fascinating churches. This time we will be visiting four completely different Wren churches. Although this tour is a perfect complement to the previous walk there is no need to worry if you didn’t make it to the last one!

Jill Finch is an extremely knowledgeable City of London Guide, St Paul’s Cathedral Guide and Guildhall Art Gallery Guide with a special interest in, and great love for, our City churches. She is a most enthusiastic and engaging talker. We will start the walk at 11.30am, meeting at St Nicholas Cole Abbey where they have a nice coffee shop. Over the following 1.5 to 2 hours we will be visiting the churches of St Mary Aldermary, St Mary le Bow (pictured), St Lawrence Jewry and St Vedast. The tour includes an overview of how Sir Christopher Wren came to build his churches and a discussion on Wren and his associates, as well as on the churches themselves.

 

We will proceed at a leisurely pace. There will be opportunities to sit in the churches of course but please be prepared for periods of standing.

Cost: The cost will be £12 per person (refreshments not included).

For further details and instructions on how to book please contact the LGA on lga@girton.cam.ac.uk. We would like to receive bookings by Friday 13th April.

NB Book soon! – places are limited. A bit of rain will not put us off as most of the morning will be under cover (umbrellas might  be necessary) but should we have to cancel the walk entirely for any reason, we will reschedule or refund your fee. After the tour, it would be lovely to have a sandwich lunch together nearby. If anyone is interested, a reasonable eatery in the vicinity will be identified.

Wednesday 23rd May Coffee Morning
11am
LGA members are invited to a coffee morning at Cathy Bailey’s new flat near Victoria Station, with breath-taking views over the Victoria area!

Getting there: The flat is a short walk from Victoria Station. Cathy will give you precise directions once you confirm you are coming. Easy access for all.

Cost: £5 per person payable on the day.

Please RSVP by Friday 18th May.

For further details and instructions on how to book please contact the LGA on lga@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Contact Information

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Girton College,
Huntingdon Road,
Cambridge,
CB3 0JG
Charity Number 1127541