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.


"It’s a Wonderful Life" Screening at the Regent Street Cinema – Tuesday 5 December 2017

St Hugh’s College alumni and friends are warmly invited to a private viewing of festive classic It’s a Wonderful Life at Regent Street Cinema, the birthplace of British Cinema, on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 6.15pm.

Recently restored and re-opened by the University of Westminster, the Cinema made history on 20 February 1896, when the Lumière brothers’ Cinématographe machine presented moving pictures to a paying audience in the UK for the very first time.

Our evening will open with a drinks reception and buffet, and a brief talk on the history and restoration of the Cinema from the Archivist, Elaine Penn, before our film showing begins. The event is expected to finish at around 9.30pm.

We expect this event to be extremely popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Standard tickets for this event are £35, with a discounted rate of £20 available for under 30s.

Guests are most welcome.

To book, please click here.

March 2018

Rome: Private Tour and Drinks Reception, Palazzo Colonna - Friday 16 March 2018

St Hugh’s College is delighted to be participating in ‘Meeting Minds in Rome’, the University’s European Alumni Weekend, 16-18 March 2018. For full details, and to book, please visit the University website.

In addition to the main programme, St Hugh’s College alumni and friends are warmly invited to a private tour of Palazzo Colonna, followed by drinks and canapés hosted by the Principal, the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, in the stunning surroundings of Princess Isabelle’s Apartment on the evening of Friday 16 March 2018 (6pm-8.30pm).

Tickets for this exclusive event are £40, and can be booked via our online booking form here, by emailing or by telephoning +44 (0)1865 613852.

Guests are most welcome.

Please note that tickets for this event are strictly limited, so early booking is advised.

If you would be interested in joining us for an informal dinner at a nearby restaurant following our reception at Palazzo Colonna, please email by the end of February 2018 (venue TBC, likely to be near the Trevi Fountain). Please note that dinner is not included in the ticket price listed above.


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.