Lunch. Network. Grow Business

Monthly lunches

Come and enjoy structured, friendly networking.

The mainstay of our calendar is the monthly lunch at Queens’ College. It starts with networking, followed by a formal three course lunch.

Over coffee, we like to keep you entertained and informed with a different speaker and topic each month. Our speakers are generally leading members of the local business community. We choose them carefully, with a remit to give stimulating talks on topics of broad interest. If you would like to be a speaker, or would like to suggest someone, please do get in touch.

Future lunches

Check the events page for more details on our up coming speakers.

First visit or coming as a guest?

If you haven’t been to the college before and would like someone
to meet you beforehand, show you in and introduce you to some members,
please don’t hesitate to contact the committee at CBPCevents@Gmail.com 
and we’ll be delighted to help.

Our dress code is business attire:

  • Men – Jacket and tie
  • Ladies – Business smart

Getting to lunch

Finding Queens

One of the most famous views in Cambridge

Queens' is one of the oldest and the largest colleges of the university. The college spans the river Cam, with the famous Mathematical Bridge connecting the old and new university buildings. Get your very own shot of one of the most famous sites in Cambridge!

Main door or side door

There are two ways to get to the networking drinks in the “Old Kitchens”. Those of us who have been going for years often use the side door on Queens’ Lane (just off Silver Street). Walk straight down the path, through the main door and the old kitchens are on your left (the unmistakable “Old Hall” where we lunch is to the right). This door isn’t always open, so if it is shut wander round to the main entrance at the Porter’s Lodge across the river on Silver Street.

Lunch

The Old Hall

After assembling in the “Old Kitchens” for networking and drinks before the lunch, you summonsed into the magnificent “Old Hall” to dine.

The original college dining hall, it dates from 1448 and includes decorative features by William Morris, Ford Maddox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

 Behind the high table are portraits of Erasmus who came as a visiting scholar,  Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV and one of the founding queens, plus Sir Thomas Smith, statesman and principal secretary of State to King Edward VI.

Know a good speaker?​

If you know a suitable speaker who would make a good edition to the Club’s lunches, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the committee. 

Speak to us about corporate membership rates

If you want to come to an event but don’t know anyone yet, don’t hesitate to get in contact and we can introduce you to the club.