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Cancelled: New members ceremony - 16 December 2020

When and where

16 December 2020
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Cancelled: New members ceremony - 16 December 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that the RCP has decided to cancel all face to face membership ceremonies for the remainder of the year.

During this time we are looking to re-develop our approach to holding these events which we will announce shortly.

Please note

If you are a new member, please select the 'new member' rate at checkout. Any family or friends who will be joining you will need to go under the 'guest' rate. To book a guest select save and book someone else after your have booked yourself and add their emails and details to the booking. RCP and GMC numbers are not necessary for registering guests.


Registration will open at 3.30pm for you to collect your tickets. Your guests do not need to register.

Standing buffet reception

The RCP is pleased to invite each new member and their guests to the buffet after the ceremony, which includes a wide range of hot and cold culinary delights. New members can attend free of charge and guests are also eligible to attend at a charge of £35 each. Children are welcome to stay for the buffet reception and those aged under 12 years can attend free of charge.

Please be aware that you have to be booked and registered to attend the buffet.

Crèche facility

The crèche is run by experienced staff, who will care for and entertain your children with games and activities. The crèche can offer places to children between the ages of six months and eight years.

The crèche needs to be booked in advance as places are limited. Please note there is a £25 charge for each child and details (such as names and ages) need to be submitted at least 1 week before the date of the ceremony, including payment. 

Bookings can only be made through this website so please do not contact the crèche directly.

Graduation gowns

Gown hiring services will be available from 3pm. New members may hire gowns to be worn during the ceremony or for official photography only. The Graduate Gowning Company (GGC) — by Tempest Photography — will be providing the gowning service and they will be located in the Park Room.

For more information please contact the GGC on +44 (0)1736 751855.

Photography service

Official photography will be available between 3.30pm and 6.30pm in the Council Chamber. For more information please contact Amanda Murphy from Tempest Photography on +44 (0)1736 752411.