Northumbrian Cambridge Association

The Northumbrian Cambridge Association has brought together alumni living in the North East of England for over 90 years.

We meet in most months for walks, talks, concerts, films, freshers and festive events, an annual dinner, and an AGM. For more information, look at our What We Do page (link above), or contact a Committee Member (Who to Contact, link above).

We always welcome new members (the subscription is £10 a year). For information about joining, or attending a forthcoming event, please contact us using our How to Join page (link above).

We have a planned calendar of events for 2021, which we hope will all go ahead now. Booking forms will be added below as we add details. The first one available is currently for the AGM, Buffet and Annual Lecture on September 17th 2021 at the RGS Newcastle.

The annual lecture Violence and Hope on Pakistan’s Border: an Educational Encounter will be given after the AGM and buffet on September 17th by  Dr David L. Gosling, well known as both a scientist and a theologian. Between 2006 and 2010 Dr Gosling lived in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where he was principal of Edwardes College, a prestigious higher education college, affiliated with the University of Peshawar. In his book Frontier of Fear: Confronting the Taliban on Pakistan’s Border, Gosling describes his time at Edwardes College and the challenges and changes of his tenure. It was already the first co-educational college in the province, and Gosling significantly increased the proportion of female students and staff. The book also describes the early stages of Taliban growth in Afghanistan, its spill-over into the tribal borderlands of Pakistan and how a combination of Pakistan army activity and US drone strikes provoked a furious backlash by Taliban groups against civilian targets in and around Peshawar, including death threats against the author. We look forward very much to Dr Gosling’s now highly topical lecture.

Documents for the AGM will be uploaded in late August to this website. Members will also be notified by email, and papers posted to members who do not have email.

We currently have the minimum number of ex-officio committe members and invite other members to consider volunteering. Could any member who would like to join the Committee please contact our President, Heather Cordell.

Meetings planned for 2021

Booking forms with information on meetings will be emailed and posted to members once we know that the meeting can take place. Forms with information will also be added to the list below. Zoom details for online events are sent by email to NCA members.

Friday September 17, 2021

Please note change of date. This is now two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

AGM & Annual Lecture, RGS Newcastle

6.00 pm AGM
6.30 pm Substantial finger buffet (provided by Epicurus and Guest Wines)
7.30 pm Annual lecture given by Dr David Gosling, Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Late October/early November, 2021 - Autumn Concert, Sage, Gateshead

Friday December 3, 2021 - Christmas Lunch, County Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday December 11, 2021 - Festive Afternoon Tea & Film, Tyneside Cinema

Use the buttons above to find out more or to contact NCA committee members.