Founders' Dinner and 130th Anniversary Celebration, 27th Oct 2018
   Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 6:00pm
The Judge's Court
Browns Covent Garden
82-84 St Martin's Ln, Covent Garden
United Kingdom

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Event Details

Join us for a night of fabulous dinner and fabulous company on Saturday 27th October 2018 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the founding of St. Cuthbert's Society.

The Society was founded on 25th October 1888, and we look forward to the future of our Society as well as reflect on our shared heritage at the annual Founders' Dinner.



The venue and the festivities

We will be celebrating in The Judge's Court, a magnificent room steeped in history which was formerly the main courtroom of Westminster County Court where debtors and bankrupts were tried.

The focal point of the room is the original Judge’s bench and it was from here that convicted defendants were sent down to the detention cells that now serve as wine cellars.


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It is located in Brown's Covent Garden, right in the middle of London's west end and its nightlife. We will be within one minute of Leicester Square tube station (Northern and Piccadilly lines), and within ten minutes walk of the Central, District, Circle, and Bakerloo lines, as well as national rail services from Charing Cross.

The evening's festivities include:

  • A black tie dinner
  • Young and young-at-heart alumni and their partners (who are welcome to every alumni event)
  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • A three-course meal and wine (or alternative soft drinks)
  • Live music and dancing (see video below for a snippet!)
  • Lots of Cuthbert's faces and fabulous company



Please find below the menu below. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know and we will work with the venue to find you something equally delicious.

Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon (GF) (DF) 
Duck Liver Parfait 
Tomato & Basil Soup (V) (VE) (GF) (DF) 

Fillet of Salmon Supreme (GF) 
Chicken Breast (GF) (DF) 
Portobello Mushroom Tart with Goat's Cheese (V) 
Meditterranean Tart (VE and GF only) 

Salted Caramel Profiteroles (V) 
Fresh Berries (V) (GF) 
Caramelized Lemon Tart (V)


Tickets are £80, with a 12.5% discount available for recent graduates (those graduating in 2013-2018 inclusive) to bring the price down to £70. 

We include a small contribution in the ticket price to fund an undergraduate award for outstanding contribution to the Society by a first year. The Ranald Michie Prize is named after the much-loved and admired former Resident Tutor.

To book, you can:

1. Preferred option: Pay by bank transfer

    2. Send us a cheque

      • Address: St Cuthbert's Association, Flat 7 Cedar Court, 23 Brook Avenue, Ascot, Berks, SL5 7QW
      • Please include names of everybody in your party (and dietary requirements)

      3. Book online using our secure payment 

      Graduation year of guests (+1s at same price):


      Group and individual bookings

      If you would like to book as a group, we can absolutely seat you all together. Please specify the names of your party when booking.

      +1s are welcome to all Association events, so please do bring along a partner or guest.

      We of course welcome those booking individual tickets and will make you feel right at home. You can see who else is coming on the facebook event page or by getting in touch with us.

      If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch by email or social media.



       Photos from the 2017 event [full album here]:


       Photos from the 2016 event [full album here]:


       Photos from the 2015 event [full album here]: