If you ever have any queries relating to Oriel, or want to find out more about an event or publication, the Development and Alumni Engagement Office should be your first port of call.

We can also help you get in touch with other Orielenses – see below to find out more.

For information on taking your MA, obtaining a transcript of your degree results, or booking your graduation ceremony, please contact the Academic Office.


The Development and Alumni Engagement Office

The Development and Alumni Engagement Office oversees and organises all fundraising and alumni relations within the College. We are here to help Orielenses with any queries they have relating to the College, so feel free to email us or get in touch using the details below.

Marco Zhang, Director of Development and Alumni Engagement
01865 276964 Email Marco

Bobby Higson, Head of Alumni Engagement and Operations
01865 276585 Email Bobby

Verity Armstrong, Alumni Communications Officer
01865 613528 Email Verity

Michael Beattie, Development Officer (Regular Giving & Legacies)
01865 276521 Email Michael

Louisa Chandler, Prospects Researcher/PA to the Director of Development
01865 276596 Email Louisa

Kathryn Ferguson, Alumni Relations and Events Officer
01865 276599 Email Kathryn

You can also get in contact with us via post at:

Oriel College Development Office
Oriel College
Oriel Square

Update Your Details

We enjoy hearing about what Orielenses are up to, and we are always grateful to be kept up to date on any changes in contact details. If you would like to update us on a new address, or if you have any news you would like to share with us you can either email the Development and Alumni Engagement Office or complete and send in our update form:

Download Update Form

Contact Other Orielenses

There are a few online communities that allow Orielenses to get back in touch with each other, or with other Oxford alumni.

For more information on what each of these sites offer, go to our guide. They include:

Alternatively, you can contact the Development Office to get in touch with an old friend on your behalf. Due to the Data Protection Act, we are unable to provide alumni with other people’s contact details without their prior permission. However, we are happy to forward a letter or email on your behalf, so that they may respond to you.

The Academic Office

If you wish to book your graduation ceremony, take your MA, or request a transcript of your degree results, please get in touch with the Academic Assistant at