Frequently Asked Questions 2020
Update: April 2020 - Following direction from the government, all City, University of London public events have been either cancelled, postponed or moved online. Therefore the Rector's Dinner 2020 has been cancelled. Please contact the Events Team should you have any queries.
Why have I been invited?
You have been recognised as a friend of City, University of London or you may have indicated an interest to know more about City.
May I bring a partner or guest?
Due to the popularity of the event, unfortunately we are able to accommodate only the named individual(s) on the invitation.
Unfortunately, I can't attend. May I send a replacement?
The invitation is not transferable. We are able to accommodate only the named individual on the invitation.
Do I have to RSVP?
Yes, only those who RSVP will be allocated a place at the Rector's Dinner.
What is the dress code?
Black tie with decorations.
Decorations and orders: It is usual practice for military, civil, and organisational decorations and orders to be worn to full dress events of State or other sovereign organisations.
I have special dietary requirements, will these be catered for?
We will endeavour to accommodate all special dietary requirements. Please advise of special requirements in good time on the RSVP form or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have access requirements, will these be catered for?
We will endeavour to accommodate all special access requirements. Please advise of special requirements in good time on the RSVP form or by emailing email@example.com.
Where is it held?
The Mansion House
The Mansion House is a rare surviving Georgian town palace in London. It continues to fulfil its originally intended function, to enable the Lord Mayor of the City of London to represent the City in appropriate style. With its magnificent interiors and elegant furniture, The Mansion House provides the Lord Mayor of the City of London with a living, working and entertainment space.
It is a symbol of the City of London as the world's leading international financial and trading centre.
How do I get there?
The Mansion House is in the heart of the City of London surrounded by Poultry, Threadneedle Street, Lombard Street, King William Street and Queen Victoria Street.
Nearest Underground station: Bank
Guests should enter through entrance A, shown on the map (PDF).
Is there any car parking at The Mansion House?
No, but car parks are located nearby. Please see map (PDF) for further details.
What time is the event? When will it close?
The event begins at 7pm on Wednesday 6th May 2020. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by City staff who will direct them to cloakrooms and registration. Guests will then proceed to a drinks reception. All guests will receive a full seating plan on arrival.
Dinner is called at 7:30pm. After dinner, guests are invited to partake in a Stirrup Cup (a parting drink) in the Salon before the event closes at 10:30pm.
If you have an unanswered question, please contact the Events Team at City, University of London:
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8037