It is with great sadness we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Summer Ball.
After consultations with the university and the local council, we have explored all options available to us including rescheduling but in light of the limits outlined in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we are unable to go ahead as we would wish. Whilst the roadmap gives us hope and things are slowly returning to normal, the road to the end isn’t yet certain and therefore we have found it impossible to commit to a Summer Ball taking place this year.
We understand this is disappointing news and we are truly sorry that our Summer ball is unable to go ahead for a second year. We appreciate that other large events are planning to take place at a similar time to our Summer Ball across the country, however, we do not have the finances required to organise the Summer Ball. Delivering a safe and enjoyable event of this scale has proven to be impossible during this current climate and especially after an extremely financially challenging year. We are still committed to our 2020 and 2021 final year students who have missed their final Harper Adams Summer Ball and we stand by the promise made last year to invite you back to our next Summer Ball in 2022. We will be contacting the 2021 final years with further information in due course.#
Why can’t the Summer Ball be moved to a date later in the year?
The uncertainty of the next few months makes it incredibly difficult to commit to such a large event that takes months of planning and significant funds. We’ve also had to consider issues such as the availability of accommodation and farming commitments at other points in the summer.
Why can’t you just run an event on a smaller scale?
Even running a much smaller event would require a significant financial commitment that we are simply not in a position to make and that would still be dependent on the timely execution of the government’s roadmap.
Will 2020 final years and 2021 final years now be invited to the 2022 summer ball?
Yes, we are entirely committed to ensuring you get to experience your final Harper Adams Summer Ball. We will be in touch soon with more information about how this will work so please avoid contacting us about this for now.
When will the 2022 Summer Ball take place?
The Summer Ball for 2022 is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 25th June 2022.