Magdalene May Ball


I am pleased to announce the 2019 Magdalene May Ball, which will be held on the night of Wednesday 19th June 2019.

I hope you join us for what promises to be an unforgettable night.

Max Nussbaumer
May Ball President 2019

Ticketing Information

Tickets to the Ball are sold in pairs, with each pair of tickets costing £380. In contrast to previous years, the Ball will not commence with a sit-down dinner, so there are no separate dining tickets available.

The full amount does not have to be paid at once — you may do so if you wish, but the standard payment schedule is as follows:

  • Deposit of £50 (per ticket pair) to secure your ticket pair(s) if you are successful in the ballot. To be paid by Saturday 5th January 2019.
  • First installment of £165 by the end of Week 2 of Lent Term 2019 (which is Wednesday 30th January).
  • Final installment of £165 by the end of Week 2 of Easter Term 2019 (which is Wednesday 8th May).

Ballot and Waiting List

Tickets were initially offered to applicants following a ballot process.

The ballot is now closed. If you would like to join the waiting list, please contact the Ticketing Officer, Edwin Balani, at

Terms and Conditions

The Ticketing Terms and Conditions, copies of which are sent to each successful ticket applicant, are also available by clicking here.

Dress Code

We request that guests attend the Ball dressed in one of the following:

  • White tie
  • Ball gown
  • Scottish Highland dress
  • Equivalent national dress
  • Military evening mess dress

Work at Magdalene May Ball

For more information on the worker roles available at the Ball, click below:

See roles and apply

Please note that applications close on Friday 11th January 2019.


Email addresses for all committee members are in the form ‘’, for example ‘laura.haden‑’.

Max NussbaumerPresident
Fergus RicheVice-President
Alec JosaitisTreasurer
Henry Aldridge2D Design
Ran Xiao3D Design
Laura Haden-SmithDrink
Susannah CassFood
Sally ButlerGuest Experience & Sustainability
Sabrina LeeLegal
Bella PetersMusic
Katerina BielenaNon-Musical Entertainment
Clare ZhouOperations
Matthew AldertonStaff & Security
Edwin BalaniTicketing & Technical
Steven MorrisSenior Treasurer
[no email; contact through the President]