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From the Latin gaudium for ‘joy’ and the imperative gaude ‘rejoice’, Gaudies are an opportunity (indeed, an obligation) to celebrate with other members of the College, both from the same cohort as well as of different generations.

Comprising of Afternoon Tea in the Ship Street Centre, an update about the College’s activities and a three course Black Tie Formal, gaudies are generally the highlight of the alumni social calendar.

Everyone is invited back to College every five years on the anniversary of their matriculation, this June 28th, we celebrate the 1954 and before, 1957, 1978 and 1994 cohorts.

While the Gaudy dinner itself is free, alumni who wish to stay overnight will be charged at the discounted rate of £57.50 (per person per night) for accommodation. Places at both the dinner and overnight accommodation are offered on a first come first served based due to the small capacity of the College. 

When: Friday 28th June 2019

Where: Jesus College, Oxford, OX1 3DW (map)

Who: Alumni that matriculated 1954 and before, 1957, 1978, 1994


4.00pm Afternoon Tea, The Bastion, Ship Street Centre

5.00pm College Update, with a Q+A session 

6.00pm Break (to change for dinner)

6.45pm A service will be held in the Chapel 

7.15pm Three Course Dinner, Hall

9.00pm The Harold Wilson Room and College Bar will be open

Dress Code: Black Tie for dinner, rest of programme: Smart Casual

Cost of the Gaudy: Afternoon tea, three-course dinner with wine, port and coffee completely complimentary

Cost of bed and breakfast: £57.50 per person per night

How to book?  

Booking will open on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 10.00am.

From this time, we shall take bookings via e-mail or phone +44 (0)1865 616810, +44 (0)1865 279683 or +44 (0)1865 279743

Places will be designated on a strictly first come, first served basis from 10.00am on 15 May. 

When booking please give details of:

  • Any dietary restrictions
  • Whether you would like B&B
  • Any access requirements
  • Seating preferences - who would you like to sit with? (We can't guarantee, but we do our absolute best to accomodate requests)
  • Are you happy for your name to be included on the list of attendees YES/NO