New Members Ceremony - 17 July 2018

When and where

17 July 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

New Members Ceremony - 17 July 2018


The RCP looks forward to welcoming you and your guests (maximum of four adult guests) to this new members admissions ceremony on 8 November 2017. There will be refreshments on arrival, tours of the building and gardens, a drinks reception after the ceremony, and an option to attend a buffet dinner afterwards.

Event information

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 16 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 from Jack in the Box Mobile Crèche, who will care for and entertain your children with games and activities in the Linacre Room. The crèche can offer places to children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years. The crèche needs to be booked in advance as places are limited.

There is a £15 charge for each child and details (such as names and ages) need to be submitted 5 days 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 2pm. 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.

Video service

A DVD of the ceremony will be available for sale from the RCP filming service. To order your DVD please visit the filming service stand located in the Lasdun Hall, and provide us with your details and payment. The DVD will be sent to you in the post after the ceremony.

The DVD will cost £30, or you can order three for £50. Each additional copy after this will cost an additional £10.

Other information

  • Creche place
  • Creche place (2)

Event programme

14.00 Gown hire opens in the Park Room

14.30 Architectural tour and movie running every 20 minutes in the Seligman Theatre

14.45 Continuous garden tours start in the lawn (only from March to October)

15.00 Registration desk opens

15.30 Photography service opens in the Council Chamber

16.00 Afternoon tea served in Platt Room and Lower Hall

16.00 Historical tours start from the Treasures Room on the lower ground floor – tours last for 20 minutes and commence at 16.00, 16.20 and 16.40

16.00 Crèche facility opens in the Linacre Room

17.25 Members take their seats for the ceremony in the Dorchester Library

17.45 Ceremony begins

18.30 Reception in Platt Room and Lower Hall

19.00 Buffet dinner in Osler Room

21.00 Event finishes