New College Commemoration Ball



Saturday 25th June 2016







Instead of carrying him to see
The riches which do hoarded for him lie
In nature’s endless treasury,
They chose his eye to entertain
(His curious but not covetous eye)
With painted scenes, and pageants of the brain.




- Abraham Cowley
Nature holds the secrets of her beauty in close reserve, and it is through the ingenuity of extraordinary individuals that we can understand the complexity of the world around us.

On Saturday the Twenty-Fifth of June, Two Thousand and Sixteen, New College will commemorate its foundation with a ball unlike any other.

You are warmly invited to an evening of music, dance and extraordinary entertainment surrounded by the majesty of the newly renovated college buildings.












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Ninety Nine Catering was established in 2011 with the aim of offering a unique, bespoke and premium service to the event catering market. We believe in understanding our clients' needs and providing catering that's right for them. We provide catering to corporate events, private parties and venues across the UK including Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall, Beverly and the famed Troxy, East London. Ninety Nine Catering are pleased and privileged to be working in partnership with The 2016 New College Commemoration Ball Committee to deliver a diverse range of food stalls for the event.
Ticket applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified by midnight on Wednesday of 2nd week (27th January) as to the number of tickets, if any, that they have been allocated, and the sum that is due. They will also receive information at this time on the practicalities of payment. Payment must be made by midnight on Saturday of 4th week (13th February).

Our dining package includes a champagne reception, followed by a four-course dinner in the college hall, accompanied by fine wines. Tickets will cost approximately £60. If you registered your interest for dining tickets in your application then you will receive more information in the coming weeks. For queries about the dinner itself please contact .

If you haven’t already registered your interest for dining tickets and would like to do so, or if you have any other questions regarding ticketing, then please email
President - Oliver Bainbridge


Food - Toby Cohen


Sponsorship and Marketing - Mark Kashinskiy


Creative Director - Arjun Paliwal


House Manager - Michael Lane
Treasurer - Zain Sood


Music - Jethro Lundie Brown


IT Officer - Matthew Wilson


Creative Assistant - Frazer Hembrow


House Assistant - Seungmin Kim
Secretary - Tanja Collavo


Drink - Jasper van Dijk


Technical Director - Jack Glancy


Creative Assistant - Rory Maizels


House Assistant - Henry Lamont