Alumni events

We host regular 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 friends.

Our upcoming events are listed below and alumni can continue to book through our events page.

If you are able to bring guests to a particular event, it is indicated on each event. Please let us know if your guest is an Alumnus/Alumna of College and ensure you provide a name, including title, and other details when booking guests.

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

April 2017

Oxford in North America Wednesday 04 - Saturday 08 April 2017

We are very excited to announce the upcoming events for the 2017 Oxford in North America tour

This April, we will be joining the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, on the West Coast of the US for drinks receptions in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, California before she heads off to New York City for a half-day academic programme.

Additionally, we are organising a drinks reception and dinner following the New York Academic Programme. Our office is still finalising all the exciting details, but we do hope you will mark these dates in your diary, register your interest with us and that we will see you in April.

Details of events organised by the University of Oxford North American Office, as well as how to book for St Hugh’s events, can be found on our Events page.

St Hugh’s College Dinner in Los Angeles - Tuesday 04 April 2017

Join our Executive Director of International Alumni Engagement, Mr Bruce Lawrence Jr and St Hugh’s Fellows Professor E Matthew Husband, Tutorial Fellow in Psycholinguistics, and Dr Tom Sanders, Tutorial Fellow in Pure Mathematics, for a College alumni dinner following the drinks receptions in both Los Angeles and Palo Alto.

Dinner will be held at the sleek and elegant restaurant, Craft, located in the heart of Century City, and is complimentary for Alumni but you are encouraged to make a donation to help offset costs. Guest tickets are £50.

For more information and to book, visit the event page

St Hugh's College Dinner in Palo Alto - Wednesday 05 April 2017

Join our Executive Director of International Alumni Engagement, Mr Bruce Lawrence Jr and St Hugh’s Fellows Professor E Matthew Husband, Tutorial Fellow in Psycholinguistics, and Dr Tom Sanders, Tutorial Fellow in Pure Mathematics, for a College alumni dinner following the drinks reception in Palo Alto.

Dinner is to be held at Downtown Palo Alto wine bar and restaurant, Vino Locale, and is complimentary for Alumni but you are encouraged to make a donation to help offset costs. Guest tickets are £50.

For more information and to book, visit the event page

May Ball and Alumni Reception - Saturday 29 April 2017

You are warmly invited to St Hugh’s Ball 2017!

 On 29th April 2017, St Hugh’s are hosting Trinity Term’s largest black tie ball in Oxford. For one unforgettable night, the grounds of St Hugh’s will be transformed into Eden. At £110, this ball promises to be a night filled with phenomenal entertainment, multiple music tents, and free-flowing food and drink, as the descent from a place of paradise to a world of temptation is made.

Included in alumni tickets is a drinks reception before the Ball officially gets underway, hosted by our current Principal, the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC. The 2015 Ball Reception was hugely popular and we have no doubt it will be so again this Ball. It is a great way for old ‘Hughsies’ to catch up whilst overlooking our stunning ball site.

Purchase your ticket online here

 

 

May 2017

Virginia Woolf Celebration - Friday 5 May 2017

Virginia Woolf delivered a talk entitled ‘Poetry & Fiction’ to the Oxford University English Society at St Hugh’s on 18 May 1927, accompanied by Vita Sackville-West. Almost ninety years after her visit, join us for a day of talks and discussion celebrating Woolf and exploring new perspectives on her life and work.

Speakers will be Professor Frances Spalding CBE, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge; Juliet Nicolson (English, 1973), alumna, author and historian; Professor Alexandra Harris of the University of Liverpool’s Department of English; and Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum.

Celebrated actress and playwright, Dame Eileen Atkins, whose script, ‘Vita and Virginia’ is soon to be adapted for the big screen, will be reading from ‘A Room of One’s Own’.

Tickets are £25 and include coffee, a buffet-style lunch and afternoon tea, which will be held on the terrace if the weather permits.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our events page.

June 2017

Royal Holloway Picture Gallery, Chapel & Archive Tour - Thursday 15 June 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to tour the Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway with curator and St Hugh’s Alumna, Dr Harriet O’Neill (Modern History, 1999). There will also be a unique chance to view material relating to St Hugh’s College from the Royal Holloway archives, to visit the Chapel and enjoy a full afternoon tea, included in the cost of the ticket.

As parking is very limited at Royal Holloway, attendees have the option of taking a coach from St Hugh’s at an additional cost of £19 per person, departing from St Hugh’s at 12:30. The event will finish at 17:00 and the coach will return to Oxford shortly afterwards.

Should you have mobility requirements and wish to park at Royal Holloway, please let us know your registration number in order to reserve a spot.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our events page.

Save the date: Garden Party - Sunday 18 June 2017

Join us for our popular Garden Party, taking place on the main lawns on Sunday 18 June 2017

Alumni are welcome to bring friends and family members of all ages.

The St Hugh’s Alumni Association will also hold its Annual General Meeting at 2.00pm.

Details to follow.

           

September 2017

Save the date: '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.

Stay tuned for updates on the 2017 Alumni Weekend, “Meeting Minds”, in Oxford on 15-17 September 2017.

Save the date: 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 the Jazz Band playing a light jazz programme in the 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 1955, 1961-1963, 1981-1983, 1993-1996, 2011-2013.  Jubilee years: 1957 and 1967.

Save the date: Jubilee Lunch - Sunday 17 September 2017

Sunday 17 September  2017
St Hugh’s College

This event is for St Hugh’s Alumni only.

Celebrate your Diamond or Golden 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 1957 and 1967.

Invitations will be mailed to jubilee matriculants

 

November 2017

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.  

Booking

To rsvp for an upcoming event please visit our events shop

Parking

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.

Event Contact

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

Event Cancellations

If you cannot no longer attend an event for which you have booked, please email the Development Office or call 01865 274958. Cancellations received with less than a week’s notice before an event will not receive refunds.

St Hugh’s Graduation Ceremonies

Our 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.