Gaudies at St John's

St John's is delighted to welcome back alumni to celebrate their Gaudy!
" Gaudy (noun): A celebratory dinner or entertainment held by a college for old members " Oxford Dictionary

Gaudies are an opportunity for St John's to invite groups of alumni back to College and host drinks and dinner, with the option to stay overnight in College.  This is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and tutors, and we hope that you will be able to join us for your reunion.  Due to the popularity of Gaudies, we are regrettably unable to accommodate spouses, partners, or other guests. 

Invitations are sent out via email towards the end of the preceding year and will include information on how to book, timings and dress code.  Please make sure that we have your up to date contact details so we can send you an invitation.

Update your contact details online.

Registration for Gaudies in 2022 will open soon.

2022 Gaudy dates

Invitations for Gaudies in March 2022 will be sent by the end of 2021.

Invitations for Gaudies in June/July 2022 will be sent in early 2022.

If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing alumni@sjc.ox.ac.uk or calling 01865 610 873.  

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020, the College took the decision to cancel all in-person events until further notice. We realise that this will bring significant disappointment to those looking forward to attending their Gaudy.  To mitigate the effect of these cancellations, the College decided to delay the Gaudy schedule. This means that Gaudies that were scheduled for 2020/2021 will now be in 2022, and all that were scheduled for 2022 will be held in 2023, and so on. 

Provisional Gaudy dates


If you matriculated in 1961 or earlier, you will be invited to the biennial President's Lunch - similar to a Gaudy, this special occasion brings together all alumni who matriculated at St John's sixty or more years ago.  

The next President's Lunch will take place on Saturday 7 May 2022 and invitations will be sent early in 2022.

Canterbury Quad Canterbury Quad in the evening.

Upcoming Events

Click here to find out if you have a Gaudy coming up soon.  

SJC Events