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.

April 2018

San Francisco: North American Alumni Weekend - Friday 6 - Sunday 8 April 2018

We are looking forward to participating in ‘Meeting Minds: The 2018 Alumni Weekend in San Francisco’, 6-8 April 2018. For full details, and to reserve your tickets, please visit the University website.

Alongside the main programme of events, St Hugh’s will be hosting a range of exclusive events for alumni and their guests over the course of the weekend. All of the College’s events are free to attend for St Hugh’s alumni and their partners or family members.

Please find booking information below.

Saturday 7 April

College Dinner: 7pm

Scala’s Bistro, 432 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Principal, The Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, will host a private dinner for St Hugh’s alumni and their guests in the beautiful Wine Salon at Scala’s Bistro, just off Union Square.

Dress code: Business attire

Sunday 8 April

Refreshments, 11.30am; North American Alumni Association Meeting, 12.15pm

Shin Dig, 403 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122

Join us for the inaugural meeting of the newly established St Hugh’s College North American Alumni Association at Shin Dig. This event will provide the perfect opportunity to catch up on news from St Hugh’s and to learn more about how you can get involved with the Alumni Association’s activities.

Dress code: casual

Family Event: Book Launch Reception and Botanical Garden Private Tour, 2pm

Shin Dig, 403 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA94122

San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Our programme will close with a free family event on Sunday afternoon to mark the launch of Jeyaraney Kathirithamby’s stunning new book on entomologist and artist, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), which was co-authored with Sarah Pomeroy. This beautifully illustrated biography will appeal to children and adults alike.

A short talk on Maria Sybilla’s scientific illustrations will be given over drinks and nibbles at Shin Dig before we enjoy a private tour of the stunning San Francisco Botanical Garden in nearby Golden Gate Park.

Dr Kathirithamby is an Emeritus Fellow of St Hugh’s, having joined the College on a Rhodes Visiting Fellowship in 1975. An entomologist at Oxford’s Department of Zoology, she is the world authority on the entomophagous parasitoid Strepsiptera, on which she has published extensively.

Dress code: Casual

Booking Information

Early booking is advised for all of our College events. To book tickets for any of the St Hugh’s events in San Francisco, please email or telephone +44 (0)1865 613839. We will email you within a week of receiving your request for tickets to confirm your booking.

Please provide us with the following information when you book:

– Your name, Oxford course, matriculation year

– Event(s) you would like to book: College Dinner /  NAAA Meeting / Family Event

– Number of tickets for each event

– Name(s) of guest(s) (please include ages for children)

– Dietary or other requirements

Please note that tickets for the College dinner on Saturday evening are limited to two per party due to limited capacity. 

June 2018

Reunion Dinner: 1988-1991 - Friday 22 June

Reunion Dinner: 1988-1991

Alumni who matriculated between 1988 and 1991 are warmly invited to join their fellow alumni for this very special reunion dinner at St Hugh’s College on Friday 22 June 2018 at 7pm.

The evening will consist of a summer Pimm’s reception in the grounds of the College, followed by a black-tie dinner in the main building. A cash bar in the JCR Student Bar will be open late for those who wish to continue celebrating. We are delighted that St Hugh’s Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Dr Jon Parkin (Modern History, 1988), will be our after dinner speaker.

The dinner is open to alumni only due to limited capacity, but we hope as many of you as possible will join us for this special celebration. Tickets for the reception and dinner are £69 (including wine and port during the meal), and may be booked by click here, by emailing                        or by telephoning +44 (0)1865 613839. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment, and by Friday 4 May at the very latest.

Summer Garden Party, Saturday 23 June, 2pm-5pm

We hope that you will make a weekend of it and join us at our annual Garden Party on Saturday 23 June – a free event in the beautiful grounds of the College open to all alumni, current staff and students, and their guests and family members. This family event includes an afternoon of fun-filled entertainment such as the St Hugh’s Dog Show, circus skills workshops for the children and garden games for all.

If you would like to attend the Garden Party, please register your interest when booking for the reunion dinner.

Overnight Accommodation

We are holding a number of single en-suite rooms in the Maplethorpe Building for reunion dinner guests who wish to stay over on the night of Friday 22 June. These are available at the discounted alumni rate of £50 per room per night on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you book College accommodation as soon as possible via by clicking here, entering the promotion code stated on your invitation and the date of your stay on the first page.


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.