Organisers of the ball announced on their Facebook page that the event, due to take place this Friday 11 March has been cancelled.
The initial message stated that '‘in light of recent events, we regret to inform you that Girton Spring Ball 2016 has been cancelled. More information to follow'’.
A subsequent post confirmed that the cancellation was due to a ''fatal accident'' which occurred at the college over the weekend. It continued: ''Out of respect for the privacy of the family of the student involved, College Council has with deep sadness decided it is inappropriate to proceed with the Spring Ball. The Ball is therefore cancelled and more information will be made available to ticketholders, suppliers and contractors shortly. Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.''
Several students have expressed anger at this cancellation in the comments section of the original Facebook post. Out of respect for those affected, comments have been disabled on this article.