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.

As the College transitions to the new pattern of gaudies, which ensures that everyone is invited back to College every five years on the anniversary of their matriculation, this March 22nd, we celebrate the 1964, 1984, 1999 and 2014 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 22nd March 2019

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

Who: Alumni that matriculated in 1964, 1984, 1999, 2014


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?  By using the form below - if you cannot see it, you will need to log in to your online Jesus College Account. To do so, or to register for an account,  follow the links at the top right-hand corner of this page. This ensures that all attendees are verified Jesus College alumni! Alternatively, if you are experiencing difficulty booking online, please email:

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