Alumni events

We host events throughout the year – locally, nationally and internationally.  They are fun, informative and a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new memories.

Our forthcoming events are listed below, with further information and booking details on our Events Page.


Conference: 'The Art of Collecting' - Wednesday 1 November

We are delighted to be hosting a one-day conference on ‘The Art of Collecting’ at the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building in the grounds of St Hugh’s on Wednesday 1 November.

The conference will be chaired by St Hugh’s Fellow, Associate Professor Shelagh Vainker, who is also Curator of Chinese Art at the Ashmolean Museum.

Topics of discussion will include the Sir Percival David Collection, one of the finest collections of Chinese ceramics in the world. Experts from Hong Kong and the United States will also be talking about their own collections of Chinese robes and Himalayan jewellery.

Attendees will be able to register from 9.15am and sessions will run from 9.45am to 4.15pm. Lunch will be provided and afternoon tea will be served following the final session.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

N.B. This event is now sold out, to be put on the waiting list, please email the Development Office at .

Advent Carol Service - Sunday 26 November 2017

Join us for the College’s annual Advent Carol Service, to be held on Sunday 26 November at 6:15pm in Mordan Hall.

This popular service is a traditional ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ with familiar seasonal songs, and special pieces performed by the College Choir.

After the service, you are invited to join us for a festive supper in the College Dining Hall, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Tickets are free of charge but booking is required.

To book, please click here. Guests are most welcome.

We are seeking three alumni readers for the service. If you are interested in reading, please contact the Development Office on


To book any of our upcoming events please visit our Events Page

Can I bring a Guest?

Most of our events are open to alumni and their guests, however in some instances – due to the size of venue, etc – we have to limit bookings to alumni only.

Information on guest status can be found on individual Event information.

Parking for Events at St Hugh’s

Priority on site is given to alumni and their guests whose mobility is limited. Additional parking is available adjacent to College, on Canterbury Road and St Margaret’s Road, and is limited to two hours per day. Our visit us page has more information on travelling to St Hugh’s.


If you would like to enquire about booking accommodation in College, please visit our Bed and Breakfast pages. Alumni are entitled to discounted rooms in College; please use promo code SMR009 when booking.

Event Contact

If you have any questions about our alumni events please contact in the Development team.

Event Cancellations

If you can no longer attend an event for which you have booked, please email the Development Office or call 01865 613839. Cancellations received with less than a week’s notice before an event will not receive refunds.

St Hugh’s Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation Ceremonies are organised by our College Office. To book your ceremony, please find further information on our Graduation page. If you have any queries, please email the College Office.