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Sep Sep
2022 2022

2022 Gaudy Weekend

18:30 to 12:00
Alumnae events at St Hilda's

The Principal and Fellows of St Hilda's College look forward to welcoming alumnae and friends to the Gaudy Weekend.  

Booking for this year's Gaudy has now closed. 


Friday 16 September

5.30pm                                 Registration opens

6.30-8pm                              Buffet supper (non-reunion guests)

6.30 for 7.15pm                   50th Reunion Reception & Dinner
                                             (for those who matriculated in 1970, 1971, 1972)

7 for 7.45pm                        40th Reunion Reception & Dinner
                                             (for those who matriculated in 1980, 1981, 1982)

Saturday 17 September

9.30am                                 Registration Tea and Coffee

10.15am                               A View from the Top: Principal’s Presentation
                                             with updates on the College’s strategic plan and Q&A

11.15am                               The Welfare State Generation: Women, Work and Social Mobility since 1945 -
                                             Professor Selina Todd
in conversation with Dr Eve Worth
                                             Plus Dr Worth book signing                          


                                             Garden tours with St Hilda’s Head Gardener and Horticultural Consultant

12 for 12.30pm                    65th Reunion Reception and Lunch
                                             (for those who matriculated in 1956 and 1957)

12.30pm for 1pm                 55th Reunion Reception and Lunch
                                             (for those who matriculated in 1966 and 1967)

12.30pm                               Buffet lunch (non-reunion guests)

2pm                                      Garden tours with St Hilda’s Head Gardener and Horticultural Consultant

3pm                                      Dr Daisy Dunn (Classics, 2005) - Not Far from Brideshead, Oxford Between the Wars

3.45pm                                 Dr Daisy Dunn book signing
                                             Tea and Coffee

4.30pm                                 Sustainability panel discussion: 
                                              How can St Hilda’s College address the global issue of climate change?
Professor Dame Sarah Springman, Principal of St Hilda’s College 
                                              Professor Dave Howey, Tutorial Fellow in Engineering
                                              Dr Philippa Hulley, Tutorial Fellow for Biomedical Sciences
                                              David Behan, Founding Director of Etch Associates 

5.30pm                                 Break

6pm                                      Evening Prayer Service led by Margaret Ellis (English, 1963)

7 for 7.45pm                        Gaudy Gala Fundraising Dinner &
                                             10th Reunion (for those who matriculated in 2010, 2011, 2012)

10.30pm                               College bar open

Sunday 18 September

In recognition of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, all events at St Hilda’s and across the University have been cancelled on Sunday 18 September. The Sanctuary will remain open to all as a space of quiet reflection, and all members of our community are welcome to contribute to the book of condolence held there. Additionally, a service of thanksgiving and remembrance will take place at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin on Sunday, and we invite all of our Senior Members to watch the service here from 3.30pm.

Booking deadline is Monday 5 September

Guests attending the Gaudy weekend should be aware that Oxford Railway Station is expected to be closed on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. This is due to engineering work planned as part of Network Rail's long-term plans to redevelop the station and surrounding area. No train services will be running to or from Oxford Station on these days. Train operators are planning rail replacement bus services in and out of Oxford, but advise travellers to allow plenty of time for their journey and check their planned route carefully before setting off, making sure that the information on any journey planner websites used is up to date and that they understand where temporary bus stops are located - in some cases these are a short distance from the station they are serving. GWR, which is responsible for most services to Oxford Station, will be running rail replacement bus services between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Hanborough. A regular bus service between Oxford and Oxford Parkway station is also planned. You can find more information about the impact on services and the planned replacement buses on the company's website.

Accommodation and parking
For information on requesting accommodation in College, please visit here or email the Events team for further information.

Parking in College is available for blue badge holders and must be booked in advance. St Hilda's is also able to offer a limited number of extra car parking spaces in College to enable alumnae to attend the Gaudy celebrations. If you require parking, please contact  development.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Those wishing to book parking will be invited to make a donation to the St Hilda's College Garden Fund. 

Class gifts
A modest portion from each sold ticket and additional donations will support fundraising for the St Hilda’s 125 Fund, which provides direct assistance to current students. The most urgent priorities include new buildings to provide student accommodation, teaching and research facilities as well as student scholarships and bursaries. Read more or contact the Development Office for more information.