The 1976 Bursary

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Dear All,

We were delighted to catch up with so many of you at the drinks reception at the National Theatre which set the tone for this anniversary year. We hope you are now looking forward to our Forty Years On Dinner at Pembroke on Friday 9 September 2016.

As mentioned at the National Theatre, it would be wonderful if we, the 1976 year, could collectively give something back to the College to celebrate our lifelong connection to Pembroke.

Times have changed since we were at College and tuition and living expenses now amount to roughly £16,000 a year – this is an intimidating amount which may well deter many bright individuals from applying. By collectively raising funds to establish the 1976 Bursary, we could help one or more individuals from underprivileged backgrounds to benefit from a Pembroke education.

The 1976 Bursary would be awarded in October 2016 to students from a household with annual income of less than £12,000 in the form of a £6,000 fee waiver.

The 1975 year group managed to raise enough money for bursaries to support three students. If each of us makes a gift of £100 per year for three years to the 1976 Bursary, our year could do the same or better. We are off to a good start, as one £6000 bursary has already been funded by a member of our year group.

Please give whatever you can so the whole year group can present a generous 1976 Bursary to the College at our Reunion Dinner on 9th September.

We hope you will help the 1976 year group to make a difference and open up opportunities for talented individuals who otherwise might not be able to benefit from a Pembroke education.

With best wishes,

McNelly NP 1976

Hanson PD 1976




Nigel McNelly & Philip Hanson
1976 Reunion Co-Chairs

Reunion Drinks Reception

To view photos from the Reunion Drinks Reception at the National Theatre, click here.

The 1976 Bursary

To give to the 1976 Bursary:

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  • Give tax-efficiently from the US by giving online to Cambridge in America here. When asked, ‘Would you like this gift to be designated for your College(s), the University, or both?’ please answer ‘My College’, and when asked ‘Is this gift is in response to a specific appeal, and/or intended for a specific program or purpose?’ please answer ‘The 1976 Bursary’. Please also email Emily Hinks indicating that you have made your gift to Cambridge in America.
  • Donate offline – click here for further information. Please make sure that Emily Hinks is aware that you have made your gift so that it can correctly allocated to the bursary.

Forty Years On Dinner

The 40 Years On Dinner will take place in College on Friday 9 September, at 7.30pm for 8pm. You will receive your formal invitation in May. The dress code is black tie.

40YOD booking

Please click here to find information about Parking in Cambridge. You can book your parking online before you arrive in Cambridge.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Any questions?
  1. Email Emily Hinks in the Development Office or call on +44 (0)1223 339060.
  2. Get in touch with your Reunion Co-Chairs: Philip Hanson & Nigel McNelly.