We look forward to welcoming you back to Sidney to dine, stay, or hold a special event here. As a member of the alumni community, you are also able to access libraries and a huge wealth of academic journals and articles.
- Dining rights and how to book
If you are a member of the College and either hold or are qualified for an MA, other Master's degree, or a higher degree from the University, you and up to two guests are welcome to dine at High Table three times a year on most Wednesday or Sunday evenings during full term. Alumni may dine free of charge but guest meals are charged at £30.11. Additionally wine with dinner costs £6.30pp, and drinks in the SCR are charged at a further £6.30pp.
It is usual for members to wear academic gowns to dinner (a limited supply are available to borrow from the Porters' Lodge) but not necessary for guests unless they are members of the University.
For more information about alumni dining rights, to check availability, and reserve a space, please contact the Steward.
- Bed and breakfast
Alumni are very welcome to book accommodation in College out of term time, subject to availability. We offer standard single rooms, en-suite single rooms, and en-suite twin rooms.
All bookings are managed by the Accommodation Office.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 3 38866
- Events and weddings
Alumni are very welcome to hold their own events in College be it for a private party, dinner, or other special occasion, or business function.
We are also always delighted to host the weddings of our members in Sidney Sussex Chapel and in the College's beautiful buildings and gardens. If you would like to find out more about getting married at Sidney please see our webpages: Getting married at Sidney
All bookings are managed by the Conference Office.
- The Richard Powell Library
You are welcome to use the library at Sidney at any time.
Please arrange your visit in advance with the Librarian. Discover more about Sidney library.
- The Muniment Room (archives and special collections)
The College's archives and special collections are housed in the Muniment Room, at the end of South Court nearest Garden Court. The collection contains some rare manuscripts and early printed books, which alumni are more than welcome to visit by prior arrangement with the Archivist (telephone: +44 (0) 1223 338824; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Online journal articles and resources
Everybody who has matriculated at the University receives lifelong access to JSTOR's huge wealth of journal articles and other academic materials.
- The University Library reader’s card
All alumni can apply for a reader’s card to access the main University Library.
To find out more about using the UL and the application process for getting your reader’s card, please visit the University Library admissions web page. (The reader’s card is different from your CAMCard).
- Further University benefits
You are also eligible for a range of other benefits from the University of Cambridge, including Cam Cards and free access to online scholarship.