Alumni diary

As you will remember from your time as a Member there is always a wealth of activity going on at the College. Below you can find listed some of the upcoming events that are also open to Alumni, giving you the perfect reason to spend some time with us in person or virtually.

Upcoming events

Alumni three-night trip to The Burn in Scotland
Friday 26 to Monday 29 June 2023 

For the first time ever, we are offering a fabulous three-night trip at our Scottish retreat, exclusively for Goodenough Alumni.

The Burn is a historic mansion house owned by the College and set in acres of rolling countryside in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.  If you didn’t visit there when you were at the College, now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a stay, hosted by College Director Alice Walpole.  The trip includes accommodation, delicious food (full board) daily excursions and a Scottish-themed evening, complete with ceilidh band!  There will also be a guest Fellow of the College joining us.

Offering a unique blend of home comforts and an idyllic location, The Burn is a magical place to recharge and enjoy Scottish hospitality in the company of your fellow Alumni.

The complete Alumni Burn Experience costs £470 pp and numbers are limited, so please register your interest at

Goodenough College Winter Ball: West End Musicals
Saturday 3 December 2022, 7.30pm-1am

Celebrate all things West End Musical at the annual College Winter ball. Waltz under the light of the Phantom of the Opera and join Members for a night of music, food and dancing. Tickets cost £20 and in a complimentary drink (before 9pm) and bar snacks, plus DJ and chocolate fountain.

Spaces are limited. Tickets available to buy here.

Goodenough College Christmas Carol Service
Thursday 15 December, 6pm

Join Members and staff for the College Christmas Carol Service at the Goodenough Family Church, the Holy Cross, on Cromer Street. The College Choir will sing and the ceremony will be conducted by the College Chaplain, The Revd Christopher Cawrse and The Revd Dr Brian Creak.
Please email if you would like to attend this festive event.

Digital Event: Research Studium – Investigating the Circuits of the Brain with Impedance Imaging, Tuesday 13 December, 6.30pm

Join us on Zoom where current Member and PhD researcher, Adam Fitchett. will present a short overview of his research followed by a Q&A session.

Despite a century of breakthroughs in neuroscience, our tools for studying the circuits of the brain remain limited. Understanding neural circuits has major implications for human health. In this talk, Adam will discuss an emerging technique called fast neural electrical impedance tomography (fnEIT), which aims to deepen our exploration of how the brain works.

Adam Fitchett is a final year PhD candidate in the department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at UCL. His research focuses on novel techniques for imaging neural circuits.

Please register here to attend

Formal Hall Dinners – relive that special formal dining experience of Faculty and Leavers dinners! 

We are delighted to invite Alumni to our upcoming Formal Hall Dinners. Dining by candlelight and set in the magnificent splendour of the Great Hall, it’s a perfect excuse to get dressed up and dine with current Members, other Alumni and guests from outside the College.

You can also bring up to three guests along, so friends and family can share the experience with you.

Tickets cost just £35 (including VAT) per person and includes two courses and coffee. A bar service will be available throughout the evening with drinks charged at College prices.

Here are the dates and ticket links for the next Formal Hall Dinners:

Thursday 23 Feb 2023
Thursday: 23 Mar 2023
Thursday: 18 May 2023
Thursday: 22 Jun 2023


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Missed an event?

Did you miss some of our online Alumni talks?  You can still watch Christian Busch discuss Serendipity with Director Alice Walpole; John Snelson explore Opera, Crowds and the College; and Jennifer Faust and current Member Margaret Sui talk about business, community and leading a purpose driven life. Exclusively available on Goodenough Global.

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