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 at or +44 (0)1865 613839.

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.

Breakfast Talk: From Startup to FTSE 100: Leadership Lessons from Just Eat

Join us at our next London Business Breakfast, featuring guest speaker Adrian Blair (PPE, 1994), CEO of Receipt Bank and former Global Chief Operating Officer of Just Eat. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the inside story on how the team at Just Eat took a small Danish startup to global leadership, with a focus on lessons learned that might help leaders elsewhere.

Click here to book and find out more about our guest speaker.

Booking Information
Tickets for this event are £5. To reserve your ticket, please fill out our online booking form here by 1 May 2019 at the latest. Please note that capacity for this event is limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment, providing details of any dietary or other requirements when you make your booking. The event will be held at RSA House in London, five minutes’ walk from Embankment and Charing Cross stations.

Dress code: Business Attire

If you find that this event has sold out and would like to be added to the waiting list or you would like to enquire about bringing a guest, please email

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.

For further information and to book your ticket(s) please click here.

June 2019

Boston Garden Party - 15 June 2019

Distinguished Friends of St Hugh’s Claire Callewaert (Zoology, 1989) and Michael Callewaert will host a garden party for alumni and their guests at their beautiful home just outside Boston (in Weston, MA) to celebrate the outstanding support of the College’s alumni in North America for St Hugh’s.


Further information and to book your ticket(s) please click here.

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 soon.

July 2019

Alumni Reunion in York - 4 July 2019

Join St Hugh’s in York for a fabulous evening at Fairfax House, one of England’s finest Georgian townhouses. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception and private tour led by the Museum’s curator, before we head to a nearby restaurant for an informal College dinner.

Further information and booking details will be available soon.

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.