Black Tie Dinner 2024

This page aims to provide all information with respect to our Annual Black Tie Dinner 2024, which is promising to be our most spectacular event of the year. It will be an evening that brings together Belgians and Belgium-adjacent people from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, as well as people from the diplomatic scene in London for an exquisite banquet in the beautiful Dining Hall of Corpus Christi College, accompanied by live music.

All are welcome to sign up, whether you are a current student, alumnus or not affiliated to the University of Cambridge. Furthermore, the event is open to Belgians as well as people without ties to Belgium. We do hope to welcome you for this marvelous evening to celebrate the revival of the Cambridge University Belgian Society!

You can book the event through this form; more details are outlined under the header “Booking Procedure”.

Key Information

  • The event will take place Monday, March 11, 2024, at Corpus Christi College, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RH.
  • The main event will start at 19.00; see below for the full schedule of the evening.
  • The booking procedure is outlined below. The deadline for payment is Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 23.59 pm. Ticket prices are as follows:
    • Current undergraduate or postgraduate students: £49
    • Postdocs, staff and senior members of Universities / external guests: £85
  • Dresscode: Black tie.

Tentative Schedule

  • 19.00 – Belgian beer reception in the Old Combination Room, accompanied by chamber music.
  • 19.40 – Entrance to the Dining Hall. 
  • 19.45 – Grace is said, announcing the start of the meal.
  • 20.15 – Musical intermezzo.
  • 20.20 – Speech by the CUBS President, G. Sluijs.
  • 20.45 – Intermezzo: Academic Talk. “Misinformation and Belgian Democracy” by Dr. R. Maertens, Fellow of New College, Oxford.
  • 22.30 – End of banquet. Optional after-party at La Raza (4 Rose Crescent).

Booking Procedure


In order to book the event, we kindly ask you to fill out this form, which enables you to indicate dietary preferences and provides details of the bank account to which payment should be made.

Please do make the payment as soon as possible, as your place will not be confirmed until we have received your payment. Once we have received the latter, we will send you a confirmation e-mail which secures your place. The deadline for booking is Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at midday sharp. It is your responsibility to ensure your payment arrives in time. However, should you fear the payment might not make it in time you can send us an e-mail at to confirm that you have sent us the money. Should you do so, you are liable for 100% of the cost as you will be on the guest list.


  • “I myself am a current student, but I am bringing a guest who is not. Do they pay full price?”
    Yes, as the society has limited funds due to its recent revival, we can only offer discounted prices for people that at the moment still have student status.
  • “How do I prove my student status?”
    University students are asked to provide their University e-mail address. This enables us to check the student status, if required.
  • “I have sent the payment but I am afraid it might not arrive in time. What should I do?”
    Send us an e-mail at to confirm that you have sent us the money. We will then put you on the guest list, conform the sign-up form you submitted. Should you do so, you are liable for 100% of the cost as you will be on the guest list.