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 held a virtual AGM for 2020. The documents for it are on this AGM page. Following this, Professor Heather Cordell is now President. Professor Gilbert Cockton is now Honorary Secretary, also covering communications with the website as well as the newsletter. Sue Austin now combines the Treasurer and Membership Secretary Roles. Peter Cleland, Colin Dunnighan and Arnold Fairless are continuing as ex-officio Committee members for the coming year and are joined by Rob Tindall, (St. John's, 1961-65) and Andrew Young (Jesus, 1972-75). As we now have the minimum number of ex-officio committe members, we invite other members to consider volunteering. Can any member who would like to join the Committee please contact our President, Heather Cordell.

We thank Bill and Andrena Telford for their outstanding contributions to the NCA over three decades. NCA is in excellent shape thanks to their untiring enthusiasm.

We have a planned calendar of events for 2021. Given the current level of lockdown in the north east, there will be no winter meeting in February. Given the current schedule of restrictions, the Annual Dinner in March, the Spring visit to Kirkley Hall in April and the Spring Walk at Raby Castle will not go ahead either. All being well, we may be able to replan the Farne Islands trip for a few months later.  We are planning online events and activities, and will add small group meetings when and where these are permitted. 

Our second online event for 2021 will be an on-line talk on Wednesday 31st March by Chris Loughran on the work of the HALO Trust. Details of the Zoom call have been sent by email to NCA members (on March 3rd).

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 June 18, 2021 - Two Walks along the Ouseburn, 10:00 and 10:30 starts, Newcastle
Peter Cleland and Gilbert Cockton will lead shorter (2 hours) and longer walks (3+ hours) down the Ouseburn and back. We will have a coffee stop at The Cycle Hub. Members have been emailed details.

Friday September 17, 2021 - AGM & Annual Lecture, RGS Newcastle
Please note change of date. This is now two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

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.