Annual Dinner

From the John’s Socials page:

Our largest members’ event of the year is the Annual Dinner, a black tie affair in the grand candlelit Senior Combination Room. Along with fellows and students, we invite an honorary guest to dine and speak at the dinner; speakers in the past include Prof Andrew Wiles, Prof Imre Leader and Prof Béla Bollobás.

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Annual Dinner 2016

Once again, our yearly black tie dinner in the Senior Combination room was a great success. We would like to thank our guest speaker, Prof. John Toland, for his time and entertaining speech. Also, well done on our outgoing co-presidents Maria and Ömer for their speech (and more…), which concluded their excellent presidency!

Annual Dinner 2015

Annual Dinner 2014

Annual Dinner 2013

Annual Dinner 2012

The Annual Dinner is one of the highlights in the Adams Society caldender. A fantastic 5-course meal will be served in the beautiful, candle-lit Senior Combination Room. With fellows, undergraduate and research students attending, it is an event not to be missed.

Guest speaker will be the Johnian Sir John Ball, who is Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at Oxford University and former president of the International Matematical Union. John Ball, FRS FRSE, received the Whittaker Prize of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (1981), the Naylor Prize of the London Mathematical Society (1995) and the David Crighton Medal of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (2003).


Gressingham Duck Salad
with hand dived seared sliced scallops, pickled cucumber and ginger roasted soya beans

Bass Fillet
in hot beer and ginger lime sauce

Passion Fruit Sorbet

Roast Chilli Canon of Lamb
Spiced loin of lamb, roasted and served on a cushion of carrots with miso and a wakame sauce

Salted Caramel Tart
with a rich orange sauce anglaise and orange sorbet


Annual Dinner 2011

Congratulations to the new committee elected at the annual general meeting.

Our traditional annual dinner in the senior combination room was a great success. With a record attendance, a fantastic menu and Professor Imre Leader as guest speaker, there was nothing that could have gone wrong.


Annual Dinner 2010

The Annual dinner is a fantastic four course meal in the beautiful Senior Combination Room. The dress code is black tie. It is an amazing evening and I encourage you all to attend!

This year the Annual dinner is kindly sponsored by Cantab Capital Partners. Dr Dörrzapf is hosting pre-dinner drinks from 7pm in O1 Second Court.