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Upcoming Fellow admission ceremonies

Oman Congress postponed – Fellowship ceremony cancelled

Read below for more details on the Oman Congress and Fellowship ceremony.

Friday 18 September 2020 (time TBC) – RCOG, Union Street, London

We look forward to welcoming Fellow Elects and their guests to our forthcoming Fellowship admission ceremonies. It is an occasion for the College to acknowledge and celebrate the many and continued contributions made by our members to the care of women globally. We will strive to ensure it is a memorable event for you.


Oman Congress postponed

25 March 2020 – World Congress in Muscat, Oman

In light of the current global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the advice of the Omani Ministry of Health, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the RCOG World Congress, which was due to take place in Oman on 25-28 March 2020. This unfortunately means that we need to cancel the Fellowship ceremony which was due to take place on Wednesday 25 March where members were due to be elevated to Fellowship of the RCOG.

Until earlier this week we had been very much looking forward to welcoming members to Oman later this month and were committed to doing everything we could to make the event a success, including following World Health Organization advice to ensure safe running of our event within the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. However, the Omani Ministry of Health has now advised against mass gathering activities of more than 500 participants, including medical conferences, and they have requested that we postpone our Congress. We support this decision to protect the health of everyone attending our event and those women and families who we care for.

For more information on postponement of the Oman Congress, please read our detailed FAQs pages.


Before the ceremony

Confirm your attendance

You must confirm whether or not you will be attending the 18 September 2020 ceremony by completing the following:

  1. Confirm your attendance using the online booking platform:

18 September 2020 – RCOG, London

Bookings for 18 September 2020 will close on Friday 4 September 2020 at 9:00am (UK time).

  1. Complete the Member registration and declaration form (online form)
  2. Pay your Fellowship registration subscription and any outstanding membership fees. Information on how to pay will be sent to you by email.



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

Otherwise your elevation to RCOG Fellowship will be deferred until the next Fellowship admission ceremony.

You will not be eligible to use the designatory letters FRCOG until your formal admission to Fellowship.


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 "Fellowship Elevation - 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.


Annual fees

As a Fellow your annual membership fee will remain the same as the Member fee. However, before we are able to confirm your elevation to Fellowship, the College requires that any outstanding membership payments are settled in advance as well as payment of a one-time Fellowship registration fee (£350).

You can pay your fees online in my "My payments" of the website, or telephone our Finance Team on +44 (0) 207 772 6258/6310 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm UK time) who take card payments over the phone.


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 is £39.00.

We encourage you to book your gown hire in advance of the ceremony.

To book your gown hire in advance, please go visit the GownHire website here:

  • Under "Select your institution", please type and search for "rcog" or "royal"
  • Select "Royal College of O's & G's"
  • Then follow the instructions carefully.

If you have any issues with signing in or the hiring please contact Ede and Ravenscroft directly on email or telephone 01223 861 854 (national rate).

If you are unable to book your gown in advance, you can download and complete an Ede & Ravenscroft gown hire form (PDF 705kb). Then bring this completed 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 requested to arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled ceremony in order to collect your gown, arrange photographs and enjoy your time at the College.

You will be called to be seated 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony. It may not be possible to admit you if you are late.

It is imperative that you sit in your allocated seat, as this is the order in which you will be called up to receive your certificate.

During the ceremony each Fellow 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 Fellow with the President during the Ceremony, which can be purchased direct from Success Photography.

All Fellows’ and their guests are warmly invited to attend a drinks and canapés reception 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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