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22 October 2016

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Gaudy weekend 2016

St Hugh’s welcomed back some 200 former students for the Gaudy during the University of Oxford’s alumni weekend last month.

The 10th annual alumni weekend in Oxford, held between 16th and 18th September, saw alumni from 29 countries across the globe returning to the University for a series of intellectual and practical sessions, as well as the formal dinners. St Hugh’s College welcomed back some 200 alumni over the course of the three days of the Gaudy weekend, which included a private tour of the Ashmolean, the reunion dinner and a jubilee lunch.

Alumni returning to St Hugh’s on the Friday evening were invited to partake in an exclusive evening at the Ashmolean Museum for a private viewing of the exhibition “Storms, War & Shipwrecks – Treasures from the Sicilian Seas”, which included a special talk by Dr Alexandra Sofroniew, the Curator of the exhibition.

On the Saturday evening, alumni gathered with their contemporaries for a sumptuous four-course dinner in College, provided by the excellent catering team of St Hugh’s Head Chef, Carl Tipler. This was followed by a performance by the Gershwin Band, a jazz ensemble, who played a light jazz programme in the Mordan Hall.

The Gaudy weekend concluded with the Principal’s Jubilee Lunch on Sunday for alumnae celebrating their Platinum, Diamond or Golden Jubilee years. Thank you to everyone who returned to the College this year for making the weekend such a tremendous success.

The photographs from the weekend are now available and can be viewed on the College’s Flickr account.

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