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Girton Graduations July 2021

Girton College procession to Senate House

Welcome to your Graduation event

Take a look back at the group photographs from your special Graduation event:

Girton General Admission July 2021

Click the arrows on the picture above to view all the group photographs taken by our Musician in Residence, Jeremy West


How to make a Bas-Bleu Cocktail/Mocktail (Blue Stocking)

The Bas-Bleu cocktail, invented by Secretary to Council, Dr Caroline Shenton, might well be thought of a ‘Girton in a Glass’. Here Dr. Shenton shows you how to make it and explains why it is so special. There is a mocktail version too!

Sit back, sip your cocktail/mocktail and enjoy the spirit of Girton while viewing the selection of photographs from the July Graduation Ceremonies



The Tower of Girton College in the sunshine

Portrait photographs of some graduands were kindly taken by our Musician in Residence, Jeremy West. If you would like a digital version of your portrait picture to keep, please email the Communications Officer including your full name.

Academic Dress

Graduations at Cambridge University require all those attending in a formal capacity to wear appropriate academical dress. At the July 2021 ceremonies, Girton mostly presented graduands for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with their distinctive white-fur-lined black hoods. We also presented Doctors of Philosophy, as well as Masters of Philosophy, Laws, Engineering, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bachelors of Arts, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and more, each identifiable by the colour and markings of their hood.

Students wearing academic dress in Old Hall

Joining the ‘family’ of Girton alumni

Once a Girtonian, always a Girtonian

Wherever life takes you after leaving the College we hope that you will stay in touch and let us know your news; whether about your career, hobbies, interests, family or any other life events. You are always welcome to visit the College, either as part of our extensive events programme, or if you just happen to be in the area. Family and friends are welcome too! Please find below further information about the College’s activities and the services available to you as an alumnus/alumna which we hope will be useful, if you have any queries or suggestions please do let us know.


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