Nicholas Ridley Feast - booking opens

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Nicholas Ridley Feast

Booking is now open for this term's Formal Hall in honour of the college's namesake, Bishop Nicholas Ridley. Staff, students and alumni of Ridley and the Cambridge Theological Federation are warmly invited.

We're delighted to invite members past and present of Ridley and the Cambridge Theological Federation to join us for our Michaelmas Formal Hall Dinner on Friday 21st October 2022, to mark the anniversary of the death of Bishop Nicholas Ridley, after whom the college is named.

Under the skilled eye of our Executive Head Chef Howard Milton, guests will be treated to sumptuous three course meal in our historic dining hall. You are welcome to invite with you friends or family - tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person.

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Bishop Nicholas Ridley

Ridley Hall was named in honour of Bishop Nicholas Ridley, a leading Protestant theologian of the sixteenth century.

Nicholas Ridley came from a prominent family in Tynedale, Northumberland, and was born c.1500. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he received his Master's degree in 1525. Soon afterward he was ordained as a priest. Read more about his life here.

To mark the feast day of Nicholas Ridley, 16th October, the Principal of Ridley, the Revd Dr Michael Volland, recorded a short reflection on the life of the martyr - listen now below. A transcript is provided on this page.