King Henry VI Circle Event

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7 May 2022 - 12:00 pm
King's College

Registration for this event has now closed.

We are delighted to welcome a group of King's Legators (those who have pledged a gift in their Will) to King's on Saturday, 7 May for our annual King Henry VI Circle Lunch.

Legacy gifts play a vital role in the continued success of the College; over the years individual gifts have greatly benefited King’s, and they are one of the most powerful ways in which alumni, friends and supporters can be part of the College’s future. Over the past two years we have been made more aware than ever of the importance of such support from the remarkable King’s community, and we are incredibly grateful.

You will find the final event details below:

Logistical Information

The information below can also be downloaded.

Arrival to King’s

Entrance to the College will be possible through the front gate on King’s Parade and back gate on Queen’s Road.

On 7 May there will be Visitor Guides on the gates between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Their task is to reduce unnecessary disturbance, maintain a secure and safe environment and manage and control the flow of tourists to the College and Chapel. When asked, please let them know that you are a guest attending the King Henry VI Circle Event.

You are welcome to arrive a little early to stroll the College grounds and catch up with Cambridge. After 12 noon welcome drinks will be served in the Chetwynd Room. Please ask a Porter if you require further directions or assistance.

Parking

A limited amount of parking is available in the King's College Garden Hostel car park, located adjacent to West Road. A map is available here. If you requested parking, your permit will have been sent to you at the time your place at the King Henry VI Circle Event was confirmed. Please print your permit and display it on your dashboard.

The Porters will have a full list of all those given permission to park. Upon arrival at the Garden Hostel car park, please ring the intercom and give your name – the gate will then be opened for you. If the Garden Hostel car park is full, please try the field to the left of the entrance to Garden Hostel or go to the King’s Field car park, near the University Library. After parking your car, please walk down West Road to King's College. The Fellows' Garden is gated at the Queen's Road side and not passable, so please ensure you walk around and not through the Garden. 

Please understand that your permit does not guarantee a space. As with all parking in College, it is offered subject to availability on the day and is never a certainty. In the event that Members are unable to park in College there a number of car parks in and around Cambridge, including the Grand Arcade car park on Corn Exchange Street and Park Street car park. More information about parking in Cambridge can be found online at www.cambridge.gov.uk/parkingBlue badge parking is also available throughout the city.

If you would like to request parking at King's College and have not already done so, please contact events@kings.cam.ac.uk

Cloakroom

There will be coat rails inside of the Chetwynd Room from 12 noon. For the duration of the lunch the coat rails will be securely locked away. If you would like to access your coat during this time, please contact a member of either the Development Office or Catering staff. The coat rails will be available until 5.00pm. Please ensure you collect your coat by this time. Guests are advised to keep any valuables with them at all times.

Dress code

The King Henry VI Circle Event is an informal event. Smart casual is appropriate.

Registration and light refreshments

Tea and coffee will be held in the Chetwynd Room on your arrival. Level-access WC facilities are available in the corridor outside.

Wi-Fi access

Guests are welcome to use the College Wi-Fi. Details for signing to the King’s network will be available at the registration desk.

College Update

Professor Michael Proctor’s update will take place in the Keynes Hall, which is reached via a short flight of stairs. Level-access is via King’s Lane, please alert a member of staff to assist if you need level-access.

Lunch

The lunch will be served in the Saltmarsh Suite, which is on the first floor and accessed via Webb’s Court. Please alert a member of staff to assist if you need to use the lift. There is a WC within the Saltmarsh Suite.

College Research Talks

The talks will be held in the Keynes Hall.

Gardens Tour

Steven Coghill, your tour leader, will leave the Chetwynd Room at 4.05pm.

Afternoon Refreshments

Hot drinks will be available in the Chetwynd Room.

Evensong

If you have conveyed an intent to attend Evensong, seating has been reserved for you with the King Henry VI Circle Event group. Please join the College queue in front of the Gibbs Building for priority access through the south door at approximately 5.15pm.

Photographs

As at all King's events, we sometimes choose to take photographs of the event and of the guests at it. King's may decide to reproduce the photographs following the event for inclusion on the website or on Facebook. The College may also include images in the King's Parade magazine or e-news. Please let us know in advance of the event if you (or your guest) would prefer not to be photographed.

Departing College

The back gate is locked as standard, although there will be a Visitor Guide there until 4.30pm on the 7 May. Guests wishing to exit King’s College via the back gate should press the button found to the left of the right-hand pedestrian gate. When the button’s red light turns green, the gate will unlock ready for you to open and pass through. It is quite heavy so please take care. For security reasons, please do not let anyone in through the gate as you are going out.

Cancellations

If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please do let us know as soon as possible so that your place can be reallocated. If the event is cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions, full refunds will be given.

Contact details

If you need to contact the College in advance of or on the day of the event, please email, call or leave a message. Voicemails will be checked on the day.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 331481
Email: events@kings.cam.ac.uk

Extra Information

Chapel Services and Organ Recitals

Seats have been reserved for those attending Evensong on the 7 May. If you are staying overnight or already located in Cambridge, you may be keen to have sight of the full Chapel Services programme for the Term. Always check the Chapel webpage for the most current visit information.

Covid-19

Legislation in the UK with respect to Covid-19 changed on 1 April 2022, and there is no longer a requirement to test for Covid-19, self-isolate or record and monitor Covid status.  However, the risk remains and in College we continue to risk assess against communicable diseases. Please exercise sensible behaviours during your visit including the wearing of face coverings in densely populated areas, and please refrain from attending should you have symptoms of communicable disease, including coughing, sneezing, a runny nose and a high temperature.

Cambridge Accommodation

A limited number of College guestrooms are available to Members and can be booked in advance. For availability and prices please contact the Porters’ Lodge directly by emailing: guestrooms@kings.cam.ac.uk

Guest rooms can also be booked at other colleges via the University Rooms website. If you wish to stay overnight in Cambridge but would like a few creature comforts (a television, room service etc), a number of city centre hotels offer a University members’ rate. Please visit: www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/benefits/camcard for further details.

Future events

If you have programme suggestions or ideas that you would like to put forward for the the King Henry VI Circle event of future years, please do not hesitate to get in touch: events@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Leaving a legacy to King's

Legacy gifts play a vital role in the continued success of the College; over the years individual gifts have greatly benefited King’s, and they are one of the most powerful ways in which alumni, friends and supporters can be part of the College’s future. Over the past two years we have been made more aware than ever of the importance of such support from the remarkable King’s community, and we are incredibly grateful.

If you are considering leaving a gift to King's College Cambridge in your Will, and would like to talk to us about your intentions, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can make touch by telephone: +44(0)1223 331 481 or by email: legacies@kings.cam.ac.uk.

By confirming your plans, it lets us know what's important to you and where you would like your gift allocated when the time (eventually comes), plus it allows King's the opportunity to recognise you appropriately for your thoughtful and meaningful gift during the course of your lifetime.

See also

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