The 1986 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 Thirty Years On Dinner at Pembroke on Friday 16 September 2016.

As was mentioned at the National Theatre, it would be wonderful if we, the 1986 year, could collectively give something back to the College to celebrate this reunion and 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 1986 Bursary, we could help one or more individuals from underprivileged backgrounds to benefit from a Pembroke education.

The Bursary will be presented to the College at our reunion dinner at Pembroke on 16 September and then awarded in October 2016 to a student from a household income of less than £12,000 in the form of a £6,000 fee waiver.

Our aim is to raise enough money to cover as many £6,000 bursaries as possible – last year the 1985 year group managed to raise enough money for four bursaries. If each member of our year gives £100 per year for three years to the 1986 Bursary, we could do even better. Thanks to four Pembroke Members associated with our year, we are off to a great start, as they have promised to see that every £1 you donate is ‘double-matched’ (in effect, tripled), up to a combined total of £30,000.

Please give whatever you can so the whole year group can present a generous 1986 Bursary to the College at our Reunion Dinner on 16th September.

We hope that we can count on your support and look forward to seeing you at the dinner.

With best wishes,

Crossley ACD 1986Gillespie-Smith HC 1986




Andrew Crossley & Helen Gillespie-Smith
1986 Reunion Co-Chairs

Reunion Drinks Reception

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

The 1986 Bursary

To give to the 1986 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 1986 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.

Thirty Years On Dinner

The 30 Years On Dinner will take place in College on Friday 16 September, at 7.30pm for 8pm. You will receive your formal invitation in May. The dress code is black tie.

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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: Andrew Crossley & Helen Gillespie-Smith.