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.


WASHINGTON DC - Academic Talk - Wednesday 23 August 2017

Professor Stuart Conway is working with St Hugh’s students to discover chemical solutions to biological problems such as making cancer drugs more effective.

His talk will focus on Fighting Cancer: Epigenetic Targets for Oncology

Professor Stuart Conway will introduce current understanding of the molecular basis of epigenetic processes, and explain how these findings are being exploited in medicinal chemistry to develop medicines with innovative new mechanisms of action.

Tickets are FREE to alumni and their guests.

To book, please click here.

WASHINGTON DC - Dinner with St Hugh’s - Wednesday 23 August 2017

Following Professor Conway’s talk we will be heading to Founding Farmers for an informal dinner and drinks with alumni and friends.

A Certified Green Restaurant, this farmer-owned venue has been a favourite destination for locals and tourists alike since its opening in 2008.

Tickets are £35 each for alumni and their guests.

To book, please click here.


'Meeting Minds' - University of Oxford Alumni Weekend 15-17 September

The 2016 Alumni weekend was a record-breaking event; featuring more than 100 sessions, and more than 1,800 attendees from 29 countries.

Discover the latest cutting-edge research with expert alumni and academic speakers from the fields of politics, journalism, medical science, history and many more. This year’s prestigious alumni speakers include Lionel Barber (St Edmund Hall, 1974), Editor of the Financial Times and Helen King (St Anne’s, 1983), former police officer and Principal of St Anne’s College.

Take this three day event as an opportunity to also reconnect with fellow alumni, your college and department and revisit Oxford’s hidden treasures.

General booking is now open and closes on 11 September 2017. For the full programme and information on how to book, please click here.

Exclusive Tour of original Tutankhamun Photograph plates - Friday 15 September

One of Oxford’s hidden treasures, the Griffith Institute was established in 1939 as the centre for Egyptology at Oxford. Francis Llewellyn Griffith, the first Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford, bequeathed his estate for the creation of a permanent home for the study of the “ancient languages and antiquities of the Near East”.

Amongst its archive the Institute houses Harry Burton’s iconic black & white photographs, which have illustrated the imagination of millions for almost a century, enabling the viewer to witness the ‘Wonderful Things’ Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered in 1922.

We have exclusive access to the institute for private tours of Burton’s original photographs capturing the boy king’s tomb at the very moment of its discovery.

Three tours are scheduled for St Hugh’s alumni on Friday 15 September starting at 6.00pm, 6.50pm and 7.40pm. We will rendezvous in The Atrium room of the Randolph Hotel before and between tours.

To book, please click here

Gaudy - Saturday 16 September 2017

Saturday 16 September 2017, 7.00pm for 7.30pm
St Hugh’s College

This event is for St Hugh’s Alumni only.

Join us for a four-course dinner in College with our Principal, Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, and your contemporaries. Dinner will be followed by musical entertainment in Mordan Hall, so you can continue your conversations or listen to the music. The Gaudy is open to all matriculant years, with a focus this year on celebrating years:

Up to and including 1956





Jubilee years: 1947, 1957 and 1967.

To book, please click here.

Jubilee Lunch - Sunday 17 September 2017

Sunday 17 September 2017, 12:00pm for 12:30pm
St Hugh’s College

This event is for St Hugh’s Alumni only.

Celebrate your Golden, Diamond or Platinum Jubilee since matriculation at College. A special jubilee lunch will be held with our Principal,Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, and celebrating  Alumni who matriculated in 1947, 1957 and 1967.

Invitations will be mailed to jubilee matriculants

To book, please click here.



*SAVE THE DATE* Garden Museum Tour - Wednesday 04 October 2017

Founded in 1977, The Garden Museum in Lambeth has recently reopened after a major redevelopment project lasting 18 months.

St Hugh’s College has secured an exclusive talk for our alumni and guests by the museum Director, Christopher Woodward.

Described by the Guardian as “hallowed ground for the green-fingered” our visit to the museum will feature tours of the two new gardens by Christopher Bradley-Hole and Dan Pearson. Drinks will be served in the Garden Cafe.

Booking details will follow shortly

To register your interest please email us at the Development Office


Save the date: 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.  


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.