23 23
Jun Jun
2018 2018
More info

2018 Garden Party with Victorian Fairground, ASM AGM, and 1958/88/98/08 Reunions


Roll up, roll up! This year the Garden Party transforms the College lawns into a Victorian Fairground with a traditional, children’s Carousel, ‘Hook A Duck’ stall, Coconut Shy, lawn games, face painting, music, and much more.

12pm for 12.30pm 60th Reunion (1958) Lunch

12.30pm for 1pm 20th Reunion (1998) Lunch


3.00pm - 5.30pm Garden Party

4.30pm - Guest Speaker will be Dr Sos Eltis (Barbara Pym Junior Research Fellow 1992-95; now Vice-Principal of Brasenose College), who will entertain and delight us with 'From Sensation to the Suffragettes: Pyrotechnics and Protest on the Victorian Stage'.

6.30pm for 7pm 10th Reunion (2008) Dinner

7pm for 7.30pm 30th Reunion (1988) Dinner


Reunion Lunch (1958 & 1998) and Garden Party: £45

Reunion Dinner (1988 & 2008) and Garden Party : £55

Garden Party only (Adult) : £22

Garden Party only (Child) : £12

Booking deadline: 11/06/18

You may book online for the Garden Party. 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.

Punt Booking

On Saturday 23rd June all College punts have been reserved for use by those attending the Garden Party. If you wish to book a punt you should email Peter Marston, Lodge Manager peter.marston@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk. Punts are available from 9.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m. Booking duration is 1 hour in order to give as many guests as possible the opportunity to enjoy the punts. For Health and Safety reasons there should be no fewer than 2 and no more than 5 people per punt. Remember that if you require someone else to punt for you, student help may be available on the day, they will need to be included in total numbers. We will ask for your mobile phone number before you take your punt out, you should take that phone with you in case you get into difficulties. College punts are NOT licensed to use the River Thames and use is therefore restricted to the River Cherwell.