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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Dinner in Hall
Gaudy Breakfast in Hall
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 email@example.com.
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