Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 6pm-8pm, Devonshire Terrace, London EC2M 4WY

London Alumni Drinks

As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to join fellow Hughes Hall alumni for Christmas drinks in London.
This will take place at Devonshire Terrace, Devonshire Square in London. The bar is a five minute walk from Liverpool Street station.
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Monday 29th January 2018 | 6pm – 7:30pm, Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall

Borderlands: The Richard Berg Rust Lecture

Those of you who knew Richard, so sadly and so soon taken from us, will remember not only his huge contribution to the College but also his passionate love for the literature, culture and music of his native North of England, and especially of Northumberland and County Durham. In his memory the College has decided to institute a yearly event – which may be a lecture, a recital, or a performance – on Northern themes, which it hopes members and alumni will help to endow.

The first event, on January 29, will be a talk by Mr Richard Evans, Director of Beamish Museum at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North. Beamish is an open-air museum, where Richard Berg Rust previously worked as Head of Development. Its guiding principle is to preserve examples of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century. On its 350 acres it uses a mix of rescued and relocated original and replica buildings, it houses a huge collection of artefacts, working vehicles and equipment, and it manages livestock and farmland. Mr Evans’ talk will focus on the life and culture of the Great Northern Coalfield.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

This lecture has been made possible by the kind support of alumni, seniors and friends of the College. If you would like to contribute to the Richard Berg Rust lecture fund to ensure that we can carry on with this fascinating and unique series please donate online ( and select ‘The Richard Berg Rust Lecture Fund’ or email  

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