Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

The Varsity Gathering at Twickenham – Thursday 12th December

Join us for this year’s Battle of the Blues!

Tickets to join Hughes Hall alumni and friends at the Varsity Gathering this year are now available via our website. In addition to spectacular views of the match 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!


  • £35pp when purchased through the College.
  • Includes Top Class seats for the Women’s and Men’s Varsity Match and access to the Varsity Gathering in the Rose Suite.
  • Purchased your tickets via our website here.
  • Sales will close on Tuesday 12 November.

London Christmas Drinks – Tuesday 17th December

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 drinks and canapés.


  • £10 per person (Free for current Hughes Hall students).
  • Hughesians may book up to one non-Hughes Hall member as a guest.
  • Includes drinks and canapés.
  • Booking will close on Friday 6th December.
  • Book your tickets via our website here.

Richard Berg Rust Lecture – Monday 20th January 2020

The next lecture is planned for Monday 20th January 2020 and will take place at Hughes Hall. Invitations will be emailed to alumni closer to the time and details will be included on the College website as well as in our next alumni e-news.

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, including Baroness Hale in 2019. Attendance to 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 three guests to attend, and the lunch is £10 per guest. 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 (£16.50 per person, for you 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.