DPS 2005, Cambridge, UK

The DPS Banquets

The Banquet is a DPS tradition and successive venues for the DPS meetings vie with their predecessors to arrange a memorable banquet. DPS 2005 in Cambridge has TWO banquets – a first for a DPS meeting. Both banquets are on Wednesday September 7, 2005.

The formal banquet at St John’s College is already SOLD OUT.

However, tickets for the INFORMAL BANQUET AT ROBINSON COLLEGE are still available, and it promises to be a real treat.


7.00 pm: Gather in the Robinson College Bar for a pre-dinner drink. Cash bar at modest prices. Sample a range of English beers. The cash bar service will continue throughout the evening with a wide choice of soft drinks, beer, wine, and liquor available.

7.30 pm onwards: Buffet Service commences with a Caribbean theme. Robinson College is renowned for the skill of its catering staff to produce themed dinners and parties. There will be table and chairs so you can sit down to enjoy a fabulous meal. Dinner wine will be served at your table and this is included in the price of your meal. Coffee will be served at your table.

8.30 – 11.00 pm: Enjoy the jazz and swing music of the Umbrella Big Band. This 19-piece band is much in demand at College gigs, Balls, civic events, and weddings. Saxophones, trumpets, trombones, rhythm section, and singers will bring the best from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and many more. Whether you want to dance, jive, or just listen, this Band will royally entertain.

Tickets will be available for credit card purchase at the on-site registration desk. The banquet is open to all who buy tickets – you do not need to be staying at Robinson College in order to enjoy this wonderful informal evening (no speeches!).