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. For further information on any of our events, please contact the Development Office on or +44 (0)1865 613839.

February 2019

Donors' Dinner - 16 February 2019

By invitation only (invitations to be circulated shortly)

Study Day: Women in Archaeology - 23 February 2019

Join us for this fascinating study day on prominent women archaeologists, with a particular focus on those who worked in the Middle East. The study day will culminate with a screening in the early evening of a wonderful new film on the life and work of St Hugh’s alumna, the late Nancy Sandars (Archaeology, 1950), who worked with the hugely influential archaeologist Dame Kathleen Kenyon, Principal of St Hugh’s from 1962 to 1973.

Further details and the full programme will be available in the new year. To book your free ticket, please click here.

March 2019

Alumni Weekend in Tokyo - 22-24 March 2019

In addition to the main programme for the University-wide Alumni Weekend in Tokyo, St Hugh’s will be hosting a dinner for our alumni in the beautiful Kiku Room at the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo on the evening of 22 March at 7pm. We have also organised a private visit and talk at the Nezu Museum on the afternoon of 24 March at 2.30pm. Alumni are most welcome to bring a guest.

Booking will open shortly.

April 2019

Armistice Tree Centenary Celebrations - 6 April 2019

We hope that the Armistice Tree will be in full bloom for this very special event, at which members of the St Hugh’s community and their guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a performance of Dear Chocolate Soldier, a docudrama based on the letters of Bombardier Edwin Hassall, who served in the trenches of the Somme throughout the First World War. The play is edited and arranged by St Hugh’s alumna Kate Glover, FRSA (Modern History, 1965).

Booking will open in the new year.

May 2019

St Hugh's College Ball - Cygnus - 4 May 2019

On behalf of the St Hugh’s College Ball Committee, we are pleased to inform you that booking for the St Hugh’s Ball 2019, Cygnus, is now open for alumni. Tickets at the alumni rate are £110 (+ £1 charity donation and booking fee) each, and alumni are most welcome to bring a guest (over-18s only). If you would like to book tickets, please email the Development Office on to ask for the required weblink.

The Ball will be held at St Hugh’s on 4 May 2019 and promises to be spectacular. With three stages of live music programmed across the College’s beautiful grounds, and a dazzling array of food and drink on offer, the evening will be topped off with a stunning firework display. The dress code is black tie.

On the night, the Development Office will host a special reception for alumni and their guests in the Wordsworth Tea Room at the start of the Ball, between 7pm and 8.30pm (included in your ticket). Places for this reception are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information about the Ball, please visit the Ball website.

Afternoon Tea for Donors - 11 May 2019

By invitation only (invitations to be circulated in early 2019)

St Hugh's Alumni Association Lunch and AGM - 18 May 2019

St Hugh’s alumni and current students, and their guests, are warmly invited to attend the St Hugh’s Alumni Association Lunch and Annual General Meeting in College.

Further information and booking details will be available in the new year.

June 2019

St Hugh's Garden Party - 29 June 2019

Don’t miss the biggest reunion event of the year, the St Hugh’s Garden Party, featuring the fourth annual St Hugh’s Dog Show and entertainment for the whole family.

Further information and booking details will be available in early 2019.

September 2019

Alumni Weekend in Oxford - 20-22 September 2019

Information on the next ‘Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford’ will be available on the University website in due course.

St Hugh’s will host the annual Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 22 September for alumnae who matriculated in 1949 or earlier, 1959 and 1969.

Alumni from all years are warmly invited to visit the College throughout the weekend, and the grounds will be open as usual between 10am and 4pm.


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.