2022 Gaudy Weekend
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.