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.

February 2018

Dr Mok Hing Yiu Lecture - Thursday 22 February 2018

‘One Country, Two Systems: The Basic Law, Common Law and the Rule of Law’


We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Dr Mok Hing Yiu Lecture will be delivered by

 The Honourable Mr Justice Robert Tang Kwok-ching SBS,

Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.


22 February 2018, 6pm-7pm in Mordan Hall, St Hugh’s College

The prestigious Dr Mok Hing Yiu Memorial Lectureship was established in 2010 to advance academic thinking and discussion, and is generously supported by the Mok Hing Yiu Charitable Foundation.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this special occasion.

Tickets are free, but booking is required. To reserve your place, please click here, email or telephone +44 (0)1865 613839.

Welcome drinks will be served.

March 2018

Alumni Association Lunch and General Meeting - Sunday 4 March 2018

The St Hugh’s College Alumni Association is delighted to invite its members, and their guests, to attend the annual Alumni Association Lunch in College on Sunday 4 March 2018.  For membership eligibility, please see the Alumni Association page.

This popular event provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends old and new, and we hope that you will be able to attend.

After lunch, Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach FBA, Professor of Music at the Faculty of Music and Tutorial Fellow at St Hugh’s College, will speak about aspects of her research, taking as her title:

‘A Little Knight Music: 
Singing tournaments in the late middle ages’

To find out more about Professor Leach, please click here.

A General Meeting of the Alumni Association will follow at 14.00 to consider revisions to their constitution.

Booking Information

Tickets for the Alumni Association Lunch are £20 (including two-course hot buffet lunch with wine or soft drinks). To book, please click here,

email or telephone +44 (0)1865 613839.

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).

Guests are most welcome.

N.B. This event is now sold out, to be put on the waiting list for the tour, or if you would be interested in joining us for an informal dinner at a nearby restaurant (venue TBC, likely to be near the Trevi Fountain) following our reception at Palazzo Colonna, please email the Development Office at . Please note that dinner is not included in the ticket price listed above.

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.