In addition to the ceremony, graduands and their guests are also invited to attend the Celebration Reception (attendance to this event is purely optional), which will be held in the Dean John Simpson Room, within the Kentish Barn, in the International Study Centre between 4.00pm and 5.45pm.
The Celebration Reception will include an afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, fruit cake together with wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Tickets for this reception will be available at £15.00 per person on a first come, first served basis, numbers are strictly limited so those wishing to attend are advised to book early. Please note graduands are also required to pay for their personal ticket if they wish to attend the Celebration Reception.
There are no sheltered areas within the precincts surrounding the Cathedral, so please consider this as guests will need to queue outside prior to admission into the Cathedral at 6.30pm – if you therefore have guests that are elderly, children or people with mobility problems in your party, then attending the Celebration Reception prior to the ceremony could be a sensible option.