Girton Spring Ball 2016
As a consequence of a fatal accident at Girton College, and out of respect for the privacy of the family of the student involved, Girton College Council with deep sadness decided that it would be inappropriate to proceed with the 2016 Spring Ball on Friday 11th March.

Cancellation of the Ball is now being overseen by the Senior Officers of Girton College. The Committee would like to emphasise that any decisions, communications or actions that have been or will be made or received have not been and will not be, unless otherwise indicated, on behalf of the members of the Girton Spring Ball Committee.

The Committee would kindly ask that all individuals show the deepest respect at this difficult time towards Committee members, towards Girton College students, and towards Girton College staff.

All ticket holders and contractors will receive full updates as immediately as is practicable. Any queries in the meantime should be addressed directly to

The Committee kindly thanks you for your ongoing patience. Finally, we hope that you will join the Committee in looking ahead to future Balls at the College that we are sure will echo the success of this year’s planned event.

Standard (£105)
The evening includes a packed programme of entertainment, along with unlimited food and free-flowing drinks.
Queue Jump (£120)
The evening includes fast-track queuing, such that you enter the Ball ahead of standard ticket holders.
VIP (£130)
The evening will begin at 8:00pm with a champagne and canapés reception, followed by direct entry into the Ball as it begins at 9:00pm, and ahead of other ticket holders.
Dining (£145)
The evening will begin with a champagne reception, which will be followed by an exquisite three-course meal in the grandeur of Girton's Great Hall. The dinner will be followed by direct entry into the Ball as it begins at 9:00pm, and ahead of other ticket holders.
Thank you to everyone who included £2 charitable donations with their tickets. The Committee is proud to be supporting the following three charities this year:

Jimmy's Night Shelter, Cambridge

Jimmy's are the only provider of emergency accommodation for homeless individuals in Cambridge; throughout the year, they provide a warm and safe place for homeless people to stay. They also help their guests by offering guidance in addressing their issues, in gaining new skills and in taking control of their lives. Since 1995, more than 6000 people have been helped.


Believing in lasting development led by local people, Afrinspire supports communities across East Africa, aiding them using a grass-roots approach. Support includes the provision of educational materials, and funding for schools, sustainable agriculture and water tanks. Afrinspire is being supported by most Cambridge Balls, with the aim being to see the impact of guest donations for these local communities from year to year.

Student Minds

The UK's student mental-health charity, Student Minds, gives young people the opportunity to discuss their mental-health issues and to offer support for their peers. They offer training and supervision to allow students to take an active approach to facilitate change at their Universities.
Applications to work at Girton Spring Ball have now closed.

If you have any queries, please get in contact with Katharine, our Personnel Officer (

Girton Spring Ball’s position within the Cambridge calendar with over 1500 people in attendance, as well as our prominent social media presence, presents a unique opportunity to promote and showcase your company’s brand. The Committee is pleased to offer a range of bespoke sponsorship options that we are happy to tailor to your company’s specific wishes.

If you are interested in any form of sponsorship, our Sponsorship & Publicity Officer, Ryan Monks, who can be contacted at, would be delighted to send you a copy of our sponsorship brochure and to discuss our sponsorship possibilities further with you.

The 2016 Spring Ball is proud to be sponsored by:

Chase Distillery is Britain's first and only Single Estate Distillery, producing a super premium English potato vodka entirely on their farm in Herefordshire. Chase will be providing the Ball with their Original Vodka, unanimously voted the best in the world at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as their award-winning 2014 Rosé.

Saffron Brewery is a local family-run, award-winning, artisan brewery specialising in heritage ales with a contemporary twist. You can visit their brewery tap at the St Radegund pub on King Street, where they’re always delighted to facilitate society and/or team socials.

Following their popularity at our 2014 Spring Ball, the River Bar Steakhouse & Grill will be serving a variety of cocktails for the ​entire ​duration of ​this year's Ball​.​ Come along and sample one of their cocktails to discover what makes them one of the finest restaurants in Cambridge.​

At Wildefeast​,​ we love our meat. Really love it. Our company's aim is to offer everyone the opportunity to have healthier exotic meats delivered directly to their door or at an event they might be attending or hosting. Feed your inner beast and eat Wildefeast!

Dulcedo Patisserie is a new patisserie in Cambridge. They have over 16 years' experience working in fine-dining restaurants, in hotels and throughout Cambridge. They believe in using quality ingredients to chase the forefront of the modern patisserie and offer the classic French style with a modern twist.

Lafayette Photography is a premium photography company that has decades of experiences within the May Ball scene. We are delighted to announce that they will be providing a professional studio on the night of the Ball, where all guests can have their photograph taken in the splendor of the College’s Reception Room. They will also be taking our traditional survivors’ photo. Photographs can be purchased after the Ball; full details will be advertised in the Ball's programmes and via our Facebook page.

The Cambridge Marks & Spencer store has been a consistent sponsor of Girton Spring Ball for multiple years and we'd like to graciously thank them for their support. The local Cambridge store can be found on Sidney Street; here, they can provide all of your Ball necessities, including bow ties, suits and dresses.

Bipolar Sunshine

Popular on iTunes and Radio 1, Bipolar Sunshine’s single ‘Daydreamer’ was featured on BBC 1’s 2015 trailer. His collaboration with DJ Snake - ‘Middle’ - has over 25 million views on YouTube. Atmospheric songs grounded with a strong electronic rhythm.

Tinchy Stryder

With two UK No.1 singles and seven Official UK Top 10 hits, including ‘Number 1’ and ‘Stryderman’, Tinchy has been a leading figure on the UK hip-hop and grime scenes for almost a decade. His set will be one to remember...

Ed Gamble

Ed Gamble has supported Russell Kane, Chris Addison and Greg Davies, and was a regular panellist on the latest series of Mock the Week. He is a writer and actor as well as a comedian, and stars in the BBC America and E4 comedy Almost Royal.

Naz Osmanoglu

Star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition and Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010, Naz Osmanoglu’s angry Anglo-Turkish comedy will have you rolling on the floor. “Spirited, witty and individual... more energy than a dozen Duracell bunnies” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)

As well as much more to be revealed on the night.
Jonathan Murphy
Soniya Ambadkar
Vice-President (Logistics)
Andrew Williamson
Svenja Granderath
(Guest Experience)
Lavinia Dunsmore
Secretary (Logistics)
Chloe Hammond
Aesthetics Officer
Rosie Hoggmascall
Aesthetics Officer
Bhargav Srinivasan
Food Officer
Iestyn Watkin
Drinks Officer
Beth Austin
Graphics Officer
Rebecca Orr
Logistics Officer
Jordan Lawrence
Infrastructure Officer
Katharine Wiggell
Personnel Officer
Dominic McGough
Security Officer
Ben James
IT Officer