New fellows ceremony only - 19 September 2024

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Please note that there is a two-step registration process for the ceremony and celebratory dinner. You are currently on the ceremony booking page. To book the celebratory dinner, please visit the event page here.

The RCP looks forward to welcoming you and your guests to the new fellows admission ceremony on 19 September 2024.

Upon arrival, enjoy refreshments and learn more about the RCP through our heritage and garden tours. Then the highlight of the evening will begin! Our president and registrar will lead a memorable ceremony for you and your guests, which includes citations and photos. Afterwards, you will be invited to celebrate at a drinks reception.  

Those that will be attending both the ceremony and celebratory dinner will then be invited into the Osler room for a three course dining experience. 


  • Registration opens from 3.30pm.
  • New fellows will be asked to take their seats in the Dorchester library promptly at 5.30pm following the sounding of the gong.
  • It is important you sit in the correct seat as you will be called up to the stage in alphabetical order by surname.
  • You will be given a briefing at 5.45pm before the ceremony begins.
  • The ceremony will begin at 6pm and we ask that all fellows are punctual as it is difficult to admit anyone once proceedings have commenced.
  • Only one adult guest or child over 12 years old per new fellow will be permitted to watch the ceremony from the Dorchester library gallery.  All other guests can watch from the Wolfson theatre.  
  • A link will also be made available nearer the time for family and friends to watch a live stream from home.
  • Following the ceremony, all attendees are invited to join our drinks reception.
  • For those that have pre-booked, dinner will follow the ceremony at 7.30pm.

For the purpose of the ceremony, we will be issuing out sample certificates. If you have not received your official certificate already, they are being issued out by our examinations team via post. To receive an update on the status of your certificate please contact the team on or you can also contact the college directly using the following phone number +44 (0)20 3075 1550.

  • We are pleased to offer a creche facility at this ceremony, it will be open from 4.30 - 7.30pm.
  • The creche is run by experienced staff from Pop Up, Party and Play who will care for and entertain your children.
  • If you wish to book your child into the creche, you must book in advance as places are limited, booking can be done when you book your new fellows place.
  • Please add your child's name, age, any allergies and accessibility needs in the access requirements box during the booking process.
  • There is a £30 charge per child which must be paid in advance.
  • Children placed in the creche who are over 1 year old are included in your 4 guest tickets.
  • The creche will not be open during the celebratory dinner.  

  • Tempest will be present to facilitate gown hire for the ceremony
  • Fellows can hire gowns to be worn during the ceremony or for official photography, however, please note that this is not compulsory.
  • Gown hire costs £45 and can be ordered and paid for on the day, pre-ordering is not required but will be available on the Tempest website from 17 April 2024  you will need to provide your RCP code in order to pre-book a gown. The contractual agreement is between yourself and Tempest. 
  • You will be able to collect your gown from 3:30pm - 5pm. 
  • Gowns will need to be returned to the Linacre room ahead of the dinner and leaving the premises. 
  • For more information or any queries relating to gowning please contact Tempest Graduation by email or by phone 01736 751 855.

  • All fellows are invited to bring a maximum of 4 guests to watch the ceremony.  If you have already made your booking and would like to add on your guests at a later date, please email their names and any dietary or accessibility needs to
  • All new fellows and guests must be pre-registered, we cannot accommodate any additional guests on the day.
  • Children are welcome and those over 1 year old are included in your guest count. 
  • Creche facilities are available at this ceremony, however places are limited, please see further information about creche facilities above.
  • One guest per fellow will be able to watch the ceremony from the balcony of the Dorchester library. Due to health and safety, children under 12 are not permitted on to the balcony.
  • All other new fellows guests are invited to watch the ceremony via live stream in one of our lecture theatres.
  • If you haven't utilized all four of your guest tickets, please send an email to with the names of your guests, and we will make the booking.

  • New fellows can attend the dinner free of charge but will still need to register ahead of the event. 
  • Guests of new fellows can be booked on to the dinner for £72 per person or £45 for children. Please be aware that children under 12 are not allowed to attend the dinner, and the Creche will be closed during this time. 
  • Dinner will run from 7:30pm. 
  • The dress code is lounge suits and ladies equivalent. 
  • If you have hired a gown, please make sure you return this before the celebratory dinner. 
  • Please note you must register for the dinner in advance to attend. If you have booked the ceremony, this does not automatically register you for the dinner - please register for the dinner here. 
  • If you have any queries, please email

  • Tempest will also be providing the photography services for the ceremony, there is no need to book in advance for this. 
  • The photography studio will be in the council chamber from 3:30pm - 5pm before the ceremony however, Tempest will be available for photos post ceremony if you don't have enough time before.
  • It will not be possible to be photographed with your actual certificate before the ceremony, but you will be presented with a certificate case to be held for any photographs. 
  • Tempest will take a photograph of each new fellow receiving their certificate from the president during the ceremony. 
  • Payment for photography must be paid at the time and the contractual agreement is between yourself and Tempest. 
  • For more information or any queries, please contact Tempest Graduation on 01736 751 855. 

  • In order to ensure we have the correct pronunciation, please advise the phonetic pronunciation of your name in the registration form. 
  • Please also provide a few sentences about your professional and personal interests.  This will be used as your citation.  
  • If you have missed this step in the registration form, please click here to enter your information. 

  • We will be offering new fellows and their guests the opportunity to join garden and heritage tours.  These will run throughout the reception time before the ceremony and times will be communicated in your joining instructions email. 
  • Pre-booking is not required, please arrive 5 minutes before the time you wish to attend.   

  • If you require further support for your visa application to attend our ceremony, we provide a headed confirmation letter of your booking once it is fully complete. If this has not been received after booking, please contact where a member of our team will be able to re-issue this for you.  

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