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July 3rd 2019

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St Hugh’s Garden Party – 29 June 2019

Last Saturday, 29 June, over 550 alumni, neighbours, Fellows, staff and students, and their guests, joined us for the annual St Hugh’s Garden Party.

Guests enjoyed a wonderful sunny afternoon in the College grounds, with activities including crazy golf, races, circus skills workshops and garden tours. Our busy programme also included informal sessions led by St Hugh’s Librarian and Fortnum and Mason ‘Food and Drink Awards 2019’ nominated author, Marjory Szurko, who shared the story behind her new book Sweet Slices of History, and we were delighted to welcome St Hugh’s alumna Jane Maggs (Agriculture and Forest Sciences, 1973), to lead a special tour of the College grounds focusing on the edible ornamental plants.

This year’s Dog Show saw more entries than ever before, with prizes including ‘The dog the judge would most like to take home’, ‘Biggest Smile’ and, of course, the ‘Best in Show’, which was won this year by Clover the poodle. The second annual ‘Picture Purrfect’ Cat Photo Competition was also fiercely contested, with prizes for ‘Best in Show’, ‘Most Helpful’ and ‘Most Disdainful’.

This year we were particularly delighted to facilitate reunions for over 30 of our alumnae who matriculated in 1976 and 20 of our alumni who matriculated in 1999. If you would be interested in coordinating a reunion for alumni from your year group at next year’s Garden Party, please do get in touch with the Development Team on development.office@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk or +44 (0)1865 613839.

The provisional date for next year’s Garden Party is Saturday 27 June 2020.

Photos by David Fisher.

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