Northumbrian Cambridge Association Members meet in most months for walks, talks, concerts, films, an annual dinner, and AGM with a lecture and supper, and freshers and festive events.

Find out more below from our newsletters, meetings and AGMs.

Recent Past Meetings

Prospective NCA members are welcome to attend one of our meetings and bring guests. 

Friday, September 28

Royal Grammar School,

Newcastle upon Tyne.

AGM & Annual Lecture

Stalin's Playlist, Professor Marina Frolova-Walker

The issue of Stalin’s musical tastes has never undergone any scholarly investigation: it remains a preserve of popular literature, where fact is often mixed with fiction. In this lecture, Professor Frolova-Walker will approach it from one particular angle: the awards of Stalin Prizes in music, which are often seen by popular writers as a direct extension of Stalin’s personal preferences. Among the many surviving documents pertaining to Stalin Prizes, she has discovered lists of nominations which include Stalin’s own marginalia. Considering them together with relevant memoir literature will allow us to answer the question on whether Stalin was indeed routinely imposing his personal musical tastes on the nation.


Tuesday, November 6

Sage, Gateshead.

Sixties Gold Final Tour with Pre-Concert Dinner


Friday, December 7

County Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Christmas Lunch


Saturday, December 15

Tyneside Cinema,
Newcastle upon Tyne

Festive Afternoon Tea & Film

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)


Saturday, February 9

Lit & Phil and URC (Stephenson Quarter) Newcastle

Winter Outing


Wednesday, March 13

Northern Counties Club

Annual Dinner


Saturday, April 27

Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Spring Outing


 Past Meetings before Autumn 2018

You can look at details and photographs of past meetings.

Summer  2018

Spring Walk 2018

Spring Outing 2018

Annual Dinner 2018

Winter 2018

2017 Meetings

2016 Meetings

2015 Meetings

2014 Meetings 

Photographs of these meetings (plus some before 2014) can be found via the Archive link (top right of each web page).