Congregations

Venue Details

Venue Details

The King's Hall in the Armstrong Building, where Congregation ceremonies are held, is named after King Edward VII, who performed the official opening in 1906.

King's Hall

The King's Hall is also used for exams, concerts, and other meetings and gatherings.

Entry to the King's Hall for a Congregation ceremony is by ticket only.

A ticket entitles the guest to

  • a seat (or a wheelchair space if applicable)
  • a ceremony programme
  • entry to the reception, including a well-earned celebratory drink and a sweet treat or two

The King's Hall has a hearing loop system. Take a virtual tour of the King's Hall and Armstrong Building.

King's Hall
The King's Hall within the Armstrong Building.

Live screening

The ceremony is broadcast live on a large screen in a lecture theatre in the Armstrong Building.

Entry to the Live screening is by ticket only.

A ticket entitles the guest to

  • a seat
  • a ceremony programme
  • entry to the reception including a well-earned celebratory drink and a sweet treat or two

The live screening is wheelchair accessible via a lift. There is a hearing loop system.

The Live Screening Room

Getting here

Candidates need to be on campus 1.5 hours before their ceremony start time. Marshals will be on hand to help direct. 

First, candidates need to collect tickets and academic dress from The Boilerhouse, King's Road.

The Armstrong Building opens for guests about 15 minutes before the ceremony start time.

Once the ceremony is over, all candidates and guests will be directed to the Quadrangle. It's a good place to meet up before heading to the reception.

Directions

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Parking

Due to space limitations, we can't offer parking on campus for everyone. See our parking page for information on city car parks.

We do have a small number of spaces for visitors with mobility issues. If you or your guests require a disabled parking space, please contact the Congregations Team.