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.

Details of our forthcoming events are below. Bookings will open very shortly, and further information will be posted on this page. If you would like to register your interest in any of these events, please contact the Development Office on or +44 (0)1865 613839.

September 2018

Alumni Weekend in Oxford – 14-16 September 2018

The University is now taking bookings for the 12th ‘Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford’. For details of the University’s programme of events, and to reserve tickets, please click here. We are delighted to be supporting the St Hugh’s College Alumni Association’s symposium celebrating the life of Gwyneth Bebb (Law, 1908) and the impact of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which will take place in College on Saturday 15 September, 2.30pm-4pm, as part of the University’s Alumni Weekend programme. Tickets can be booked at the link above, and St Hugh’s alumni can enter the discount code ‘Bebb’ to book a free ticket (normal price £10).

St Hugh’s Alumni Events

Our programme of events to coincide with the Alumni Weekend will open with a late afternoon visit to the Museum of the History of Science on Friday 14 September, when the Museum is closed to the public.

We will be hosting our annual Gaudy Dinner on the evening of Saturday 15 September, which is open to all our alumni. Our priority years for 2018 are: 1957 and earlier, 1964-1966, 1984-1986, 1999-2001, 2014 and 2015. Our celebrations will open with Evensong in the Chapel at 6.30pm, followed by a drinks reception at 7pm and the Gaudy Dinner at 7.30pm.

Our Jubilee Lunch for alumnae who matriculated in 1948, 1958 and 1968 will follow on Sunday 16 September at 12pm for 12.30pm.

Invitations and booking details will be circulated shortly. A limited number of bedrooms will be available for alumni to book on the College site.

‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’ – 29 September 2018

Join us for a viewing of Liverpool World Museum’s fascinating exhibition, ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’, following a buffet lunch and an introductory lecture on the Terracotta Warriors at the Walker Art Gallery next door. We are delighted to welcome guest speaker, Carol Michaelson, of the British Museum. The exhibition contains new loans from China including terracotta horses shown in the UK for the first time.

October 2018

Business Breakfast Series: Juliet Nicolson – 16 October 2018

The next event in the new St Hugh’s College Business Breakfast Series will focus on the business of being an author, and will be led by author and historian, Juliet Nicolson (English Language and Literature, 1973). Juliet has published a number of books, fiction and non-fiction, on 20th century history, including A House Full of Daughters (2016), Abdication (2012) and The Great Silence (2009). This event will take place at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden.

November 2018

Business Breakfast Series: Charlie Curtis – 12 November 2018

We look forward to welcoming St Hugh’s alumnus, Charlie Curtis (Engineering Science, 1991), to lead a networking breakfast event on entrepreneurship in College. An Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Centre at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Mr Curtis is the co-founder of two award-winning start ups, DryGro and Origen Power, and is Lead Innovation Advisor to The Intrapreneur Lab, the world’s largest corporate social accelerator.

Law Society Dinner – 14 November 2018

We are delighted to welcome Professor Kate O’Regan, inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, as our guest speaker for the Law Society Dinner, to be held in the stunning surroundings of the Foundling Museum in London’s Brunswick Square. The evening’s events will open with the Law Society’s AGM at 6pm, followed by a drinks reception at 7pm and formal dinner at 7.30pm.


Bookings for our forthcoming events will open very shortly.

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.