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 book for is Heritage Centre at Bellingham on February 26th.

Sunday November  28

Booking deadline of November 17th has passed.

Friday December 3

Booking deadline of November 10th has passed.

Saturday December 11

Booking deadline of November 24th has passed.

Autumn Concert
Sage, Gateshead

Christmas Lunch
County Hotel, Newcastle

Festive Afternoon
Tea & Film
Tyneside Cinema

Marking a return to large-scale music making, and in memory of those who have lost their lives to Covid-19,
this performance features a massed orchestra and choir, consisting of Royal Northern Sinfonia, Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia (including your own NCA President, Heather Cordell), and over 200 musicians from the North East community.

This year we have booked again for the County Hotel, on Neville Street, opposite Newcastle Central Station. This fine Grade 2 Listed Victorian hotel has preserved many of its original features, and, as last time, we will be dining in the beautiful County Suite, exclusively ours, together with its own bar, for the
duration of the lunch.

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.

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