Gli studenti dell'Università di Cambridge celebrano il primo ballo di maggio per TRE anni

Libertà finalmente! Cambridge University students celebrate their first May Ball for THREE Years after Covid cancellations

  • Hundreds of students queued for an hour to get into the ball at Robinson College at the university last night
  • They turned out in dinner jackets and cocktail dresses in accordance with the May Ball’s Moulin Rouge theme
  • It is the first time in three years the ball has been held, with events in 2020 e 2021 cancelled due to Covid
  • Students at secondo gli esperti della Trinity Hall dressed up in cocktail gowns and dinner jackets last night to celebrate their first May Ball for three years.

    Hundreds of young men and women braved the heat to queue up outside Robinson College on Friday night, eager to get into one of the most anticipated events of its social calendar.

    Those in attendance dressed up in their finest clothes to match the Moulin Rouge theme, with tickets for the popular night going for £100 each.

    It is the first time May Balls have been held at the university since the Covid pandemic. Previous events in 2021 e 2020 were cancelled, meaning the last events held there were in 2019.

    Students dressed up in their finest clothes to attend the first May Ball at Cambridge University in three years on Friday, giugno 17

    Students dressed up in their finest clothes to attend the first May Ball at Cambridge University in three years on Friday, giugno 17

    Students queued for an hour in the heat while dressed up in glamorous cocktail dresses and dinner jackets as they waited to get into the ball

    Students queued for an hour in the heat while dressed up in glamorous cocktail dresses and dinner jackets as they waited to get into the ball

    A group of students make their way to the May Ball, which had a Moulin Rouge theme at Cambridge University's Robinson College

    A group of students make their way to the May Ball, which had a Moulin Rouge theme at Cambridge University’s Robinson College

    Students queue outside Robinson College ahead of the Moulin Rouge-themed May Ball, which took place for the first time in three years

    Students queue outside Robinson College ahead of the Moulin Rouge-themed May Ball, which took place for the first time in three years

    Students dressed up in their finest livery for the event, with men looking dashing in dinner jackets and ladies looking stunning in cocktail dresses

    Students dressed up in their finest livery for the event, with men looking dashing in dinner jackets and ladies looking stunning in cocktail dresses

    Una volta dentro, students were treated to live music, cabaret and magic, as well as headline indie act, Kawala and food including Sicilian sourdough pizza.

    It states on their events page: ‘Cabaret, elefanti, windmills! The theme of the Robinson May Ball 2022 is MOULIN ROUGE!’

    ‘Prepare yourself for an over-the-top spectacular frenzy of colour, music and movement fueled by all the food and drinks your heart desires!

    ‘Party all night, watch the sunrise and experience the legendary Moulin Rouge at what Varsity described at one of the best value for money May Balls in all of Cambridge!’

    One of the hosts for the Moulin Rouge-themed event welcomes a student at the entrance to Robinson College on Friday evening

    One of the hosts for the Moulin Rouge-themed event welcomes a student at the entrance to Robinson College on Friday evening

    Organisers said the event promised to put 'cabaret, elephants and windmills' on show for those in attendance on Friday night

    Organisers said the event promised to put ‘cabaret, elephants and windmillson show for those in attendance on Friday night

    People attending were promised an 'over-the-top spectacular frenzy of colour, music and movement' as they celebrated the end of the academic year

    People attending were promised an ‘over-the-top spectacular frenzy of colour, music and movementas they celebrated the end of the academic year

    The event is one of the most popular in the college's social calendar, with tickets for those wanting to attend going for £100 each

    The event is one of the most popular in the college’s social calendar, with tickets for those wanting to attend going for £100 each

    Alumni of Robinson, which is one of the newest colleges at Cambridge, include the likes of comedian Robert Webb, TV presenter Konnie Huq and former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

    May Balls have been held at the prestigious university colleges since 1866 to mark the end of the academic year.

    The tradition of May Balls in Cambridge started in the 1830s with the first official one being the First and Third Trinity Boat Club May Ball in 1866.

    They are usually lavish affairs with ticket prices ranging from around £100 to as much as £640 for a pair of dining tickets at Trinity.

    A group of female students pose outside the college for a photo. Those with tickets were asked to dress up for the Moulin Rouge theme

    A group of female students pose outside the college for a photo. Those with tickets were asked to dress up for the Moulin Rouge theme

    Men and women enjoyed the glorious weather ahead of the ball and wore their finest clothes for the normally annual event

    Men and women enjoyed the glorious weather ahead of the ball and wore their finest clothes for the normally annual event

    It is the first time in three years that the ball has taken place, with the Covid pandemic forcing it to be cancelled in 2020 e 2021

    It is the first time in three years that the ball has taken place, with the Covid pandemic forcing it to be cancelled in 2020 e 2021

    Nel frattempo, students at Oxford’s will attend one of its summer balls tonight.

    The Christ Church Commemoration Ball will see hundreds of past and present students dress up in white tie attire.

    Organisers say the ball, which takes place every three years and is being held at the historic college, will transport people into an ‘incredible world of spectacle and enchantmentwith its La Durée theme.