Northumbrian Cambridge Association

The Northumbrian Cambridge Association has brought together alumni living in the North East of England for almost 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  2019 Cambridge Lecture,The Kennedys and the Gores, was given after our AGM by Professor Tony Badger, Professor of American History at Northumbria University and Emeritus Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge.

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).

All planned events up to September 2020 have currently been cancelled due to Coronavirus. There is also a one page flier of planned 2020 events. This not been updated - click here to view it, but note that it all currently remainssubject to change.

Meetings planned for after the Summer 

Monday, September 14, 2020: Freshers’ Party, Mincoffs Solicitors, Newcastle.
Again we will be welcoming freshers from the North East just before they go up to Cambridge. As last year, Tim Gray and Mincoffs will be our hosts, and the freshers, as well as having the opportunity to meet fellow undergraduates, will be introduced to the NCA.

Friday, September 25, 2020: AGM and Annual Lecture, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle.
The AGM and Annual Lecture will take place again at the Royal Grammar School, with a buffet supplied by Boldon Farmhouse Pantry, and wines by Michael Jobling. As in previous years, we hope to have a distinguished Cambridge academic to address us.

October/November, 2020 (tbc): Pre-Concert Dinner and Musical Event, Sage, Gateshead.
Join us for dinner and a concert at the Sage, the North’s premier music centre.

Friday, December 4, 2020: Christmas Lunch, County Hotel, Newcastle.
Christmas lunch at the County Hotel has become a fixture in our calendar – a testament to the food, the ambience and the efficient and welcoming service. Join us for a delicious meal and good company in the lovely Mozart Suite.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020: Pre-Christmas Freshers’ Reunion, Revolution, Newcastle.
An invitation will be sent out to freshers as usual, along with the offer of free associate membership. This will follow up the contacts made at the Welcome Party in September.

Saturday, December 12, 2020: Festive Afternoon Tea & Film, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle.
Another tradition which has now established itself is the Festive Afternoon Tea and Film at the Tyneside. With the Digital Lounge all to ourselves, a scrumptious afternoon tea, and a film of our choice. What better way to spend a winter afternoon in the run-up to Christmas!

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