Jesus Gaudy

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 September 13th, we celebrate the 1959, 1974, 1979, 1989 and 2004 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 13th September 2019

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

Who: Alumni that matriculated  1959, 1974, 1979, 1989 and 2004


4.00pm 'Silent Auction' of art and Afternoon Tea, The Bastion, Ship Street Centre 

Jesus alumnus Peter Dean (Chemistry, 1959) has generously agreed to donate the proceeds from the sale of his artworks to Jesus College. Peter’s art includes sculpture and work in a wide range of media (inc. watercolour, acrylic, charcoal) and you can browse DeansArtAndCrafts . As part of the Gaudy celebrations, we will be hosting a ‘silent auction’ of some of Peter’s art and sculpture in the Ship Street Centre from 4.00pm. This is an ideal opportunity to treat yourself to a unique artwork and support Jesus College at the same time!

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

Note: this event is now SOLD OUT

Pay for your Gaudy accommodation using the link below.

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13 September 2019