SoD Dinners

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As well as being a technical theatre society, the SoD is also a dining society that hosts formal dinners during the Cambridge Michaelmas and Lent Terms. The dress code is black tie, although variations are welcome. Dinners tend to be hosted in one of the Cambridge Colleges, but other venues do pop up from time to time. The venue is usually encoded in a puzzle such as a crossword and distributed via email to all members of the SoD.

At the end of a dinner it is traditional for a number of toasts to be made with the final toast typically being proposed by the youngest member present, if they are so willing. The order of the toasts is as follows:

  1. The Queen
  2. Absent Friends
  3. The SoD

Dinner

Date

Venue

May Week Garden Party

24th June 2022

Murray Edwards College

Lent Term Dinner

11th March 2022

Selwyn College

Michaelmas Term Dinner

19th November 2021

Fitzwilliam College

May Week Garden Party

28th June 2021

Hosted on Zoom due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Lent Term Dinner

13th March 2021

Hosted on Zoom due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Michaelmas Term Dinner

20th November 2020

Hosted on Zoom due to the Coronavirus pandemic

May Week Garden Party

7th July 2020

Hosted on Zoom due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Lent Term Dinner

6th March 2020

Hilton Hotel

Michaelmas Term Dinner

22nd November 2019

Selwyn College

May Week Garden Party

16th June 2019

Fellows' Garden, St. John's College

50th Anniversary Dinner

2nd March 2019

Selwyn College

Michaelmas Term Dinner

16th November 2018

Royal Cambridge Hotel

May Week Garden Party

17th June 2018

Fellows' Garden, St. John's College

Lent Term Dinner

9th March 2018

Selwyn College

Michaelmas Term Dinner

17th November 2017

Lucy Cavendish College

May Week Garden Party

18th June 2017

Fellows' Garden, St. John's College

Lent Term Dinner

10th March 2017

Emmanuel College

Michaelmas Term Dinner

18th November 2016

Fitzwilliam College

May Week Garden Party

12th June 2016

Merton House

Lent Term Dinner

4th March 2016

Homerton College

Michaelmas Term Dinner

20th November 2015

May Week Garden Party

14th June 2015