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Cambridge students celebrate during £345-a-ticket May Ball

Added 06-18-19 07:36:07am EST - “Well-heeled students donned their finery as they stumbled through Cambridge in sparkling gowns, towering heels and formal tuxedos? as they celebrated the end of their exams.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Cambridge students celebrate during £345-a-ticket May Ball”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Well-heeled students donned their finery as they stumbled through Cambridge in sparkling gowns, towering heels and formal tuxedos as they celebrated the end of their exams with the university's famous May Ball.

Guests, who paid at least £345 for a sought-after double ticket to Monday's event, had the option of a lavish five-course feast with wine pairings or a champagne reception.

They enjoyed a stunning fireworks display followed by a night of entertainment ranging from comedians to classical and jazz music.

Some relaxed on punts on the River Cam after the music stopped, while others made their way home as the sun rose.

In years gone by, some of Britain’s brightest students have engaged in hedonistic behaviour, stripping off and jumping in the river, but this year more sipped from bottles of water than alcoholic drinks as they left the college. 

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