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).

The remaining events of our planned calendar of events for 2021 will all go ahead now. Booking forms can be found for each event below.

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).

The annual lecture Violence and Hope on Pakistan’s Border: an Educational Encounter was given after the AGM and buffet on September 17th by Dr David L. Gosling, well known as both a scientist and a theologian. A report of the lecture can be found here.

We currently can add a further ex-officio member to our executive committee and invite NCAmembers to consider volunteering. Could any member who would like to join the Committee please contact our President, Heather Cordell.

Forthcoming Meetings

Booking forms with information on the meetings below have been emailed to members. Members without email have been sent the flyers for 2021 meetings and will be sent flyers for 2022 meetings with their January NCA newsletter. The next meeting that you can currently book for is Heritage Centre at Bellingham on February 26th. Please make a note of the dates for the Annual Dinner, Spring Walk, Summer Outing, and Summer Walk. We will announce meetings for the second half of 2022 byEaster.

Saturday December 11

Booking deadline of November 24th has passed.

Festive Afternoon
Tea & Film
Tyneside Cinema

Over the last seven years our Festive Afternoon Tea and Film at the Tyneside has proved to be a wonderful pre-Christmas treat, and so we’re offering it to members and friends again this year. Once more we will be directed to the Tyneside Cinema’s digital lounge, beautifully decorated with Christmas baubles, tree, stockings and a cheerful fire. We will be served a glass of prosecco followed by sandwiches, cakes, tea or coffee on vintage china, and popcorn and a candy cane to go with the film!

Saturday February 26, 2022

Booking deadline is February 23rd

Winter Outing

Heritage Centre at Bellingham

The Heritage Centre at Bellingham tells the stories of the people of the North Tyne and Rede valleys through text, imagery, sound and, of course, objects. The displays present the social, agricultural and industrial history of the area as well as a small section about the Border Reivers.

There are four permanent Exhibitions: Border Reivers; Border Counties Railway; Bellingham photographer, W P Collier (1875 – 1937); Agriculture in the area; and the Stannersburn Smithy.

Following the museum visit, members may wish to explore Bellingham village, where there are a few café and food outlets. The energetic may relish a stroll of 3 miles (return) through a narrow woodland valley to the spectacular waterfall of Hareshaw Linn, to which entrance is free, but this is not part of the official visit.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Annual Dinner, Northern Counties Club

Spring Outing, Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Ponteland

Spring Walk, Raby Castle, County Durham

Summer Outing, Brancepeth Castle, County Durham

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