Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

The Varsity Gathering at Twickenham – Thursday 12th December

*Booking for this event has now closed*

For those of you joining us for this year’s battle of the blues,  we hope you are looking forward to spectacular views of the Varsity Matches at the iconic Twickenham Stadium! the Rose Suite (in the South Stand) will be open to ticket holders from 11am to 8pm, with an ‘all day’ pay bar and live music from 5pm. More information about the day can be found here.

Two Hughesians, Henry Somers and Rory Triniman, have been selected for the Mens’ Training Squad this year, we wish them every success as they prepare for the big match!

London Christmas Drinks – Tuesday 17th December

*This event is now fully booked*

This year we are excited to be hosting our Christmas celebration at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square, in central London. Alumni, students and Senior Members are invited to join us from 6-8pm for Russian themed drinks, canapés and carols!


  • Please email to be added to the waiting list.
  • £10 per person (Free for current Hughes Hall students).
  • Includes Russian themed drinks, canapés & carol singing.

Richard Berg Rust Lecture – Monday 20th January 2020

In memory of former Development Director, Richard Berg Rust, the College has instituted this annual lecture on Northern themes. We are delighted to announce that Dr Dan Jackson will be giving the lecture in 2020, titled ‘Understanding the Northumbrians: cultural archaeology and the pursuit of the longue durée in the history of North East England‘. From Bede to Brexit Dan will explore the historical roots of the persistently distinctive culture of Northumbria and what the future might hold for this recognisably different part of England. The lecture will take place in the Pavilion Room at Hughes Hall, 6-8pm. Find out more and register for the lecture here.

This lecture has been made possible by the kind support of alumni, seniors and friends of the College. If you would like to help support this lecture series so it can continue well into the future please donate here. Please select ‘Other’ in the Designation drop down on the donation form and specify ‘RBR Fund’.

Dublin Gallery Tour & Dinner – Thursday 23rd January 2020

We hope that many of our alumni and friends in Ireland will be able to join us for this inaugural Hughesians event in Dublin! The evening will start with a private group tour of the National Gallery of Ireland, followed by a three course dinner at the award winning Pig’s Ear restaurant.


  • Time – 6pm
  • Location – National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
  • Ticket – £5pp for 1 hour tour

  • Time – 7:15pm
  • Location – The Pig’s Ear, 4 Nassau Street
  • Ticket – £45pp for 3 courses including wine


  • Please RSVP for the Tour and/or Dinner to Jennie Williams at by Monday 6th January 2020.
  • Additional guests are very welcome but as places are limited Hughes Hall members will have priority booking. Please specifiy if you would like additional tickets and these will be allocated subject to availability by 7th January.
  • Payment for the tour and dinner tickets will be requested via the College website by Wednesday 15th January.

Athens Museum Tour & Dinner – Thursday 23rd January 2020

We hope that many of our alumni and friends in Greece will be able to join us for this inaugural Hughesians event in Athens! The evening will start with an out-of-hours tour of the National Historical Museum, followed by dinner with an Acropolis view at Zillers’ Roof Garden restaurant.



RSVP: Please book via the College website here by Thursday 9th January.

Charnley Law Dinner – Friday 21st February 2020

Inaugurated at the College in 2010, this dinner celebrates and promotes the study of Law at Hughes Hall, and has welcomed to the College esteemed members of the legal community. We are delighted to announce that the guest speaker for 2020 will be Lord Sales, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Attendance at the dinner is by invitation only.

MA Congregation & Dinner – Friday 27th & Saturday 28th March 2020

After six years or more have passed since your first term of residence and at least two years since you graduated, Cambridge BA graduates are entitled to proceed to the MA, full details of your MA rights and eligibility can be found here and more information about the ceremony and reception at Hughes Hall is on our website here.

The MA Congregation ceremony and lunch will be on Saturday 28th March. The ceremony is free for the Graduand and up to two guests to attend, and the lunch is free for Graduands and £10pp for up to three guests. To register please fill in the online Graduation Request Form no later than 6th March.

There will also be a Formal Hall on Friday 27th March (£16.50pp for Graduands and up to three guests). Places for the dinner are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so to book please write to us as soon as possible at

Recent Events

Hughes Hall Drinks in Berlin, Amsterdam & Brussels – Tuesday 24th September, Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th October

Bill Conner, recently appointed Director of Institutional Advancement and By-Fellow at Hughes Hall, was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with alumni across the Channel in Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels. We hope to be visiting a number of other European cities in the coming months so we would welcome suggestions for where we should go next, please get in touch with Jennie Williams at if you have an idea for an event!

Alumni Festival Weekend

We were delighted to have so many alumni back at Hughes Hall over the Alumni Festival Weekend for our Donors’ Reception, Owls 30 Years Reunion Dinner and exclusive viewing of a fabulous selection of books from the Ohtake Collection specially curated by our Deputy Librarian Catherine Munford.

We are already looking forward to next year’s festival! In the meantime if you have any feedback from the weekend or suggestions for future activities please do not hesitate to get in touch at

Hughes Hall Summer Drinks in Central London 9th July 2019

Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar, Sonali Pathirana (MPhil 1998) very kindly hosted Hughes Hall alumni for Summer Drinks in London. It was a great to see so many alumni there and to have the opportunity to reconnect in central London! Photos from the evening can be found on Facebook.

Summer Garden Party 22nd June 2019!

The sun came out for us this year, the sound of chatter and jazz filled the College gardens, and the strawberries and pimms were plentiful! We hope that our guests (all 250 of them!) enjoyed the summer celebration! Photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page.

Hong Kong Mixer

Our Hughes Hall Alumni Group in Hong Kong organised an alumni mixer at Mudita on 29 May 2019, a delightful evening with drinks and snacks, and more importantly great company.

Event information

Don’t miss out…

We hold a number of alumni dinners and receptions in College and around the world. These are great opportunities to re-connect with fellow alumni, so please keep us up to date with your contact details to make sure you do not miss out on invitations to events happening near you.

Events for the whole College community

Alumni are welcome to attend the broad range of public lectures and concerts that take place at Hughes Hall throughout the year. A full list of College events can be found here, or you can view the College Calendar.


If you require assistance or have particular requirements to attend one of the above events please email or call 01223 768244

Photography at our Events

Photographs will be taken at all of these events, by attending these events you consent to your photograph being taken and used by the College and University. If you would not like to be featured in any event photographs please notify the photographer present at the event.