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Members' admission ceremony

Booking and attending your Membership admission ceremony

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Upcoming Member admission ceremonies

Friday 14 June 2019 – RCOG, London

  • Morning ceremony: 11.00am
  • Afternoon ceremony: 13.30pm

Thursday 18 July 2019 – RCOG, London

  • Morning ceremony: tbc
  • Afternoon ceremony: tbc

Friday 13 December 2019 – Royal College of Physicians

  • Morning ceremony: tbc
  • Afternoon ceremony: tbc


Before the ceremony

Confirm your attendance

You must confirm whether or not you will be attending the Friday 14 June 2019 ceremony by completing the following:


Please confirm your attendance by 5pm (UK time) on Tuesday 30 April 2019

Please pay your membership fee by 5pm (UK time) on Saturday 1 June 2019


Your completed forms must be returned and your membership fee paid by the deadline.

Otherwise your admission to RCOG membership will be deferred.

You also will not be eligible to use the designatory letters MRCOG until your formal admission to membership.


Unable to attend in person?

If you are residing outside the British Isles, or have circumstances which mean that you are unable to attend an admission ceremony in person, you can be admitted in absentia. Please select the "Membership Ceremony – In Absentia" option on the online booking platform.

If you wish to update your booking at a later date please log into the online booking platform with your log on (email) and password which will be sent via email.


Membership fee

Your membership fee for 2019 is dependent on your main country of residence.

  • If you are based in the UK, your first instalment of £120.00 is due by Tuesday 30 April 2018.
  • If you are residing outside of the UK, your fees will be charged in one instalment and must be paid by Saturday 1 June 2019.

You can pay your fees online in the 'My Payments' section of the website or by telephoning our Finance Department with your card details on +44 (0) 772 6258 / 6310.


Gown hire

All Members are requested to wear a college robe during the Ceremony and these will be supplied on the day by Ede & Ravenscroft. The hire charge will be £39.00.

Please download and complete an Ede & Ravenscroft gown hire form (PDF 705kb). Please bring this form with you on the day.



Accredited photographers, provided by Success Photography, will be present on the day of the admission ceremony. We encourage members to submit an order online in advance of the ceremony via the Success Photography website.


The day of the admission ceremony

You are advised to arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled ceremony in order to collect your robe, arrange photographs and enjoy your time at the College.

You will be called to be seated in the Nuffield Hall 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony (it may not be possible to admit you if you are late).

During the ceremony each Member will be called to the main platform by a member of Council where they will be presented with their certificate by the President.

An ‘on the stage’ photograph will be taken of every new Member with the President during the Ceremony, which can be purchased direct from Success Photography.

All Members and their guests are warmly invited to attend a drinks and canapés reception in the Reception Hall following the ceremony.

College ties and insignia will be on sale in the reception foyer.


Find out more

For more information, please read the Admission Ceremony FAQs.



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