04 May 2024, 18:00 – 22:00

Medical and Veterinary Society Alumni Dinner

View of the Graham Storey Room and Old Library from the outside, with flower border.
  • LocationLecture Theatre, Terrace Room, and Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall
  • Cost£75 or £60 for those who matriculated in 2014 or later
  • Booking closing dateWednesday, 17 April 2024 17:00pm
  • Dress codeLounge suits and smart evening attire
  • Event typeLecture, drinks reception, and dinner

Bookings for the dinner have now closed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rebecca Horner at alumnievents@trinhall.cam.ac.uk.

The Trinity Hall Medical and Veterinary Society are delighted to welcome you to their Alumni Dinner on Saturday 4 May 2024. The dinner is open to all who studied Medicine or Veterinary Medicine (Clinical, Pre-Clinical, or both) and you are warmly invited to bring a guest. It will provide a wonderful opportunity for alumni to meet with current students.

The speaker will be Professor Martin Burton, a professor of Otolaryngology and ENT surgeon, who has practised in the NHS for 30 years as well as acting as the Director of Cochrane UK. He is a truly fascinating individual, who has done incredible work. It promises to be an engaging and inspiring evening.


18:00-18:30 Drinks reception in the Terrace Room

18:30-19:25 Talk by Professor Martin Burton in the Lecture Theatre

19:30-22:00 Dinner in the Graham Storey Room


Professor Martin Burton

Martin Burton has been Master of Sidney Sussex College since September 2023. He moved back to Cambridge from Oxford where he was Director of Cochrane UK, the unit responsible for supporting the activities Cochrane contributors in the UK and Ireland. He was also Professor of Otolaryngology in the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the University of Oxford, an Honorary Consultant Otolaryngologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and Fellow in Clinical Medicine at Balliol College.

He has now retired from clinical practice, but his interests were primarily otological – hearing loss, tinnitus, balance disorders and middle ear and mastoid surgery. He has always been interested in the application of evidence-based practice across all areas of health and social care, the promotion of public understanding of health research, and understanding how patients and health professionals can – together – handle uncertainty. His research focused on developing suites of high-quality systematic reviews, on those prioritised clinical topics in otolaryngology of most importance to patients and practitioners.

Booking and cost

The cost is £75 per person, or £60 for those who matriculated in 2014 or later. The price includes a drinks reception, and three-course meal served with wine (non-alcoholic options available). You are warmly invited to bring a guest.

Please note that spaces are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Society is keen to introduce students to alumni with similar academic/professional interests so, on booking, you will be asked to share any particular specialisms. This is completely voluntary, and is intended to assist the students with their seating plan.

Guest list

The guest list is now available to view online via the link above. Please note that only Trinity Hall members, who have given consent to be included, will appear on the list.


Please be aware that the event takes place during term time and therefore we have very limited accommodation available. If you would like to make an enquiry about our Guest Rooms which are charged at £110 per night, please email alumnievents@trinhall.cam.ac.uk. For those wishing to stay in a hotel overnight, the University CAMCard entitles you to discounts at various local hotels or you can check availability at other Colleges on University Rooms.


We like to take photographs at our alumni events to use in our digital and print communications. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please let us know in advance or on the day.


We are able to offer refunds for bookings cancelled five working days or more before an event. Requests for late refunds will be considered on an individual basis and refunds will be issued at the discretion of the Alumni & Development Office. We cannot accept responsibility if weather or disruption to travel prevents you from attending. Please email Rebecca Horner or contact +44 (0)1223 763385 at the earliest opportunity if you need to cancel a booking.


If you have any queries, please contact Rebecca Horner at alumnievents@trinhall.cam.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1223 763385.

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