Candidates passing MRCP(UK) are invited and encouraged to attend a Diploma Ceremony in the College. The ceremonies are family events and are conducted in the Physicians' International Conference Centre followed by a delicious hot, sit down buffet dinner in our Great Hall and New Library. Our photographer will be available to take family photographs and there will be guided tours of the historical rooms and presentations on some of the College treasures from our Heritage team.

Forthcoming dates

  • Friday 6 December 2019, Edinburgh – FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020, Manchester – times to be confirmed – booking open soon
  • Friday 18 September 2020, Edinburgh – not yet open for booking
  • Friday 11 December 2020, Edinburgh – not yet open for booking

If you have any queries please contact Gilly Marshall, Ceremony Co-ordinator

Edinburgh

The evening ceremonies are conducted in the Physicians' International Conference Centre followed by a delicious hot, sit down buffet dinner in the beautiful historic surroundings of our Great Hall and New Library. Our photographer will be available to take family photographs both before and after the ceremony and there will be Council led guided tours of the College’s historical rooms and presentations on some of the College treasures from our Heritage team. College mementoes will also be on sale during the evening.

1700

Registration and refreshments.
Individual and family photographs

1745

New members assemble for ceremony

1800

Ceremony begins

1900

Buffet dinner in the Great Hall and New Library

Individual and family photographs

Guided tours of the College and Heritage presentations in Top Library

2100

Close

Manchester

The daytime ceremony is held in the stunning surroundings of University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall followed by a tasty buffet lunch. Our photographer will be available to take family photographs both before and after the ceremony. College mementoes will also be on sale during the day.

1230

Registration and refreshments.
Individual and family photographs

1315

New members assemble for ceremony

1330

Ceremony begins

1430

Fork Buffet lunch in the Whitworth Hall

Individual and family photographs

1530

Close

Cost

Attendance at the Diploma Ceremony is free of charge. If you wish to stay for the buffet meal the new Member is free of charge; guests are charged at £20 each. Children are very welcome and those under 10 years old are free. A special menu for children will be available at the evening dinner.

Photographs

We will have an official photographer at each Ceremony. A photograph showing each new Member shaking hands with the President will be taken and this is provided free of charge to Collegiate Members. This is available to buy for non-Collegiate Members. The photographer will be available to take individual/family photographs. Diplomates may be photographed wearing the Collegiate Membership gown (black with green trim) if they are or have applied to become a Collegiate Member of the College.

Gowns

Gowns are not worn for the ceremony itself.  For private family photographs Edinburgh Collegiate Members may be photographed wearing the Collegiate Membership gown (black with green trim) if they are or have applied to become a Collegiate Member of the College.  If you are not a member of the Edinburgh College you will not be able to wear the gown.

Join the College

Our membership team will be in attendance at the ceremony, After obtaining MRCP(UK), diplomates are eligible and encouraged to join the College. Learn more about the wide range of membership benefits to be derived and how we can support you throughout your professional career.

  • Dress code: Lounge suits and ladies' equivalent or national dress