Alumni Events

Alumni and friends are always welcome at Kellogg. If you are visiting Oxford, join us for our termly schedule of social events and lectures. Those who live further afield might like to keep in touch with College events through our podcasts. We also reach out to overseas alumni with a programme of events around the world. The next are in Rome, Italy and San Francisco, USA. In particular, we are delighted to announce that our distinguished alumnus, Mr Ralph Walter, is kindly hosting a dinner in San Francisco on Saturday 7th April.

The highlight of the alumni year in Oxford is the Gaudy, which this year falls on Saturday 15th September. Meet up with old friends and new to enjoy a topical seminar followed by the sumptuous gaudy dinner. We are delighted to announce that this year’s after-dinner speaker will be our Bynum Tudor Fellow, Lord Bilimoria. To make your visit even more memorable, the Gaudy coincides with the University’s annual ‘Meeting Minds’ alumni weekend. This extraordinary event offers a wealth of lectures, tours and social activities covering every part of the University. Whether you want to learn about the latest discoveries in physics or investigate a hidden gem of the Ashmolean, there is something for everyone. Details of how to sign up for the Gaudy and the Meeting Minds events will be sent to all alumni closer to the date.

Forthcoming highlights in Oxford and overseas

4 – 10 March 2018: Bletchley Park Week
enigma machineJoin us for one of the high points of the Kellogg calendar, which this year focusses on big data and the impact on areas like healthcare. The week-long programme includes a codebreaking demonstration using the WWII Enigma machine, a visit to Bletchley Park including a talk on the role that women played there, and a talk by best-selling author Ben Goldacre on ‘Bad Science, Better Data’. All are welcome. Click for further details on Bletchley Park Week.

16–18 March 2018: Alumni Weekend in Rome
Join fellow Oxford alumni for a weekend of stimulating academic talks, exclusive tours and fun social events. Enjoy breath-taking views of the city at our Saturday evening drinks reception and black tie gala dinner. Round off the weekend with brunch at the British Ambassador’s Residence. Click for further details on the Alumni Weekend in Rome.

24 March 2018: The Cancer Research UK Boat Races
Support Oxford against Cambridge in the 164th men’s Boat Race and 73rd Women’s Boat Race. Whether you watch from the river bank or on TV, invite over some friends or join one of the alumni groups watching around the world, be there to urge Oxford on to victory. Click for further details of the boat races and how you can watch them.

6–7 April 2018: Alumni Weekend in San Francisco
The next Alumni Weekend in North America will be on the West Coast for the first time ever! This is sure to be a memorable weekend with fellow alumni and friends of the University. We are delighted to announce that Mr Ralph Walter has generously agreed to fund a special dinner to be held at the California Historical Society on Saturday 7th April. Our President, Professor Jonathan Michie, will give a short address on what’s happening at your College, and how you might be able to help. The event is free, but places will be strictly on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Please email if you wish to attend (for this event only). The Alumni Weekend also includes a full academic programme featuring the ViceChancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, and an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Tolkien exhibition. Click for further details on the Alumni Weekend in San Francisco.

10 May 2018: Anne McLaren Lecture

16 May 2018: Diana Wood Concert

22 May 2018: Bynum Tudor Seminar

16 June 2018: Summer Ball

23 June 2018: Summer Garden Party

14–16 September 2018: The Kellogg Gaudy and Alumni Weekend in Oxford
This hugely popular weekend of events is a whirlwind of lectures, tours and social events. In particular, be sure to join us for Kellogg’s alumni lecture and gaudy on Saturday 15th September. This year’s after-dinner speaker will be Bynum Tudor Fellow Lord Bilimoria. Mark your diary now and look out for further details closer to the time!

6 December 2018: The Varsity Rugby Matches at Twickenham
To add to the interest, Kellogg student and former Heineken Cup winner Dom Waldouck (MSc Sustainable Urban Development) has been elected as the University’s Rugby Captain for 2018. Further information is available on the Varsity Match website.

20-22 September 2019: Alumni Weekend in Oxford
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