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Alumni Events

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Forthcoming Events

Sat 09 Mar 24 | Family Programme Lunch 2024

Christ Church, Oxford

Sun 10 Mar 24, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Professor Richard Rutherford Retirement Celebration Lunch

Christ Church, Oxford

Sat 16 Mar 24, 4:30 PM | Biochemist Subject Reunion and Dinner

Christ Church, Oxford

Sat 16 Mar 24, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM | Returners' Dinner (2023 Leavers)

Christ Church, Oxford

Sat 30 Mar 24, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Boat Races 2024

The White Hart Barnes, London

Thu 11 Apr 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT | Boston Alumni Event at the Somerset Club

The Somerset Club, Boston

Fri 12 Apr 24, 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM | Christ Church Rugby Club First Division Champions Reunion

Christ Church, Oxford

Tue 30 Apr 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | History Lecture and Drinks

DLA Piper London

Sat 25 May 24 | TOM Event 2024

Christ Church, Oxford

Sat 25 May 24, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Boat Club Society Dinner

Christ Church, Oxford

Thu 13 Jun 24, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Going Down Party

Christ Church, Oxford

Fri 21 Jun 24 - Sat 22 Jun 24 | 1998 - 2000 Gaudy

Christ Church, Oxford

Sat 21 Sep 24 | Christ Church Association 'Open House'

Christ Church, Oxford

Sun 22 Sep 24, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | 1546 Lunch

Christ Church, Oxford

Fri 04 Oct 24 - Sat 05 Oct 24 | 2001 - 2003 Gaudy

Christ Church, Oxford

Sun 06 Oct 24, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Family Programme Tea

Christ Church, Oxford

Tue 12 Nov 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | London Alumni Drinks

The City of London (venue TBC)

Gaudies at the House

Gaudy (2) A celebratory dinner or entertainment held by a college for old members.
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘rejoicing, a celebration’): from Latin gaudium ‘joy’, or from gaude ‘rejoice!’, imperative of gaudere.
Oxford Dictionary 

Gaudies are traditional celebrations of the life-long connection between the House and its Members. We invite groups of Members back to visit with their peers twice a year and host a spectacular dinner in Hall, preceded by drinks and an academic lecture, and the option to stay in Christ Church and re-explore the House the following day. The only charges are for overnight accommodation and gown hire, if required. We hope that you will be able to join us for your Gaudy, so please ensure we have your current details and can send you your invitation, by updating them yourself through Christ Church Connections or by emailing 

Gaudies are normally held on Fridays in late June and late September/early October. Dates are usually finalised around six months in advance, and invitations are sent around 6 weeks prior to the event. You may wish to check with the Development Office before making firm arrangements. 

Due to the popularity of Gaudies, we are regrettably unable to invite spouses, partners, or family members. 

A letter confirming the details for your Gaudy will be sent with your invite, including parking arrangements. Instructions for booking online will also be enclosed. You will be able to advise us of any special dietary or accessibility needs, and whether you would like overnight accommodation. There will also be space to note seating requests.

The event usually runs as follows:


4.00pm - 5.00pm
Talks in Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, formerly known as the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre


Pre-Dinner Drinks

Dinner in Hall


Gaudy Breakfast in Hall

Walking Tours

Dress code: Gowns are optional. Dinner Jacket – Decorations. Charges: the only charges are for a room overnight and gown hire (if required).For further information, please contact 

Fixed Dates

1998-2000 Matriculates
Friday 21st June 2024

2001-2003 Matriculates
Friday 4th October 2024

2004-2006 Matriculates
Friday 27th June 2025

Continued Cycle

2007-2009 Matriculates
Autumn 2025

2010-2012 Matriculates
Summer 2026

2013-2015 Matriculates
Autumn 2026

2016-2018 Matriculates
Summer 2027

2019-2021 Matriculates
Autumn 2027

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