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125th Anniversary Gaudy Celebrations


In this 125th Anniversary Year, the Gaudy celebrations will extend over 3 days with special reunions, Archives exhibitions, lectures, concerts and dramatisations.

To round off the festivities, the Saturday night will feature a magnificent 1920s-style Gaudy Gala Fundraising Dinner, with live music, cocktails and entertainment in celebration of the year in which women became full members of the University.​

We are delighted to welcome, as Gaudy speaker, Katty Kay (Mod Lang. 1984 – 1988),  presenter of BBC World News America and Beyond 100 Days.

Friday 14 September

6.30pm - 8pm Buffet supper                 

7pm for 7.30pm 50th Reunion Dinner (1968)      

7.30pm for 8pm 40th Reunion Dinner (1978)      

Saturday 15 September

10.30am  Janet Howarth - A Short History of St Hilda's

1pm Buffet Lunch

3pm Keynote Speech - 'BBC World News America's' Katty Kay                                           

6.45pm Drinks Reception

7.45pm 1920s cocktails and canapés, live music, dancing and entertainment at the Gaudy Gala Dinner

Reunion table for 25th anniversary (matriculation 1993)

Dinner dress code: black tie, 1920's style encouraged                     

10.30pm Second desserts and more

Sunday 16 September

10am – 12pm Champagne Brunch                                          

12.30 Closing concert with Peter Sheppard (violin, viola) and Roderick Chadwick (piano) featuring work by alumna Elizabeth Maconchy.


Reunion Dinner: £49

Buffet Supper: £25

Saturday Lunch: £25

Gaudy Gala Fundraising Dinner: Alumnae and Guests £70, alumnae concessions and 25th anniversary (matriculation 1993) £60

The Gala Dinner includes a modest donation to the 125th Anniversary Fund. 

Sunday Brunch: Free, but please register

Sunday Concert: Free, but please register

Booking deadline: 27/08/18

When booking, the opportunity is available to make an additional voluntary donation to the 125th Anniversary Fund. Please note we are unable to issue refunds after the booking deadline has passed.

For information on requesting accommodation in College, please visit our Accommodation for Alumnae Events page. Rooms are limited, so early booking is recommended.

We regret that parking in College is currently limited to Blue Badge holders only.