Alumni are warmly invited to the St Hugh’s College Gaudy Dinner, to be hosted by the Principal, the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, on the evening of Saturday 15 September. Our celebrations will open with Evensong in the College Chapel at 18.00. This will be followed by a drinks reception and special viewing of ‘I, The Desert’, an exhibition of oil paintings by alumna, Mary Jose (Geography, 1957), at 18.30, and a formal four-course meal with wine at 19.30. Our wonderful band, The Gershwin Gang, will be on hand to provide after-dinner musical entertainment. Further information about the exhibition is provided below.
Alumni from all matriculation years are welcome to attend; however, every year we encourage alumni in particular matriculation years to join us and take the opportunity to catch up with each other.
Our focus years for 2018 are:
1957 and earlier
And our Jubilee years
1948, 1958 and 1968
Tickets for the Gaudy are just £45, and can be booked online below. The dress code for the Gaudy Dinner is black tie.
Please RSVP for the Gaudy Dinner by 10am on Monday 10 September at the latest.
If you would like to attend the Gaudy Weekend as part of a group but have lost touch with some of your contemporaries, please contact the Development Office and we will be happy to help reconnect you.
Staying in College
A number of bedrooms on the College site are available for alumni to book for the nights of Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September. To reserve your room at the discounted alumni rate, please click here and enter the promotion code to be found on your invitation.
‘I, The Desert’: an exhibition of oil paintings by alumna, Mary Jose (Geography, 1957)
Mary Jose has lived in and visited many of the desert countries of the world, and has expressed her passionate feelings for the desert in a series of over 40 abstract oils. A selection of the series will be exhibited in the Hamlin Gallery from Saturday 15 September, and guests at the Gaudy Dinner are invited to enjoy a special viewing during the drinks reception at 18.30. Each painting is inspired by a poem which is itself inspired by the desert, whether as a physical location or a metaphorical concept. These range from an Afghan woman’s response to constant war to a 6th century Arab poet’s view of his desert life.