King's Great Hall
COURTESY: MEET CAMBRIDGE
GALA DINNER KING’S COLLEGE
Friday 19th August at 19.15 for 20.00
Founded by King Henry VI in 1441, King’s College was closely linked with his other foundation of Eton College. Its chapel is noted for its fan vaulting at a height of 25m. The project was completed by King Henry VIII and contains a complete scheme of Flemish glass dating 1517-31 donated by him. The screen is by the Florentine artist Benedetto da Rovezzano. The building has its own dedicated museum in the side chapels.
The entrance to the Hall is to the left on entry into the College from King’s Parade. The Hall was built in the Gothic Revival style by William Wilkins in 1824-8 to compliment the chapel on the opposite side of the courtyard.
The dress code for dinner will be Evening dress with decorations. Following the long-established tradition of the Cambridge University Heraldic & Genealogical Society, gentlemen are invited to wear white tie. Black tie, mess dress, and national costume may also be worn.