The Oriel Alumni Weekend will go on sale very soon. All alumni are invited to attend, and are welcome to bring a guest. The event coincided with the University of Oxford Alumni weekend, for more information click here. Please find the details of the occasion listed below:


6.30pm – Oriel Chapel Service

7.15pm – Oriel Society AGM, finishing by 7.25pm

7.15pm for 7.45pm – Pre-dinner drinks for those attending the Dinner, followed by the Oriel Alumni Dinner in Hall (dress code: black tie), finishing with after dinner drinks.

Booking is required and there will be a limited number of Young Alumni Tickets available at a reduced rate for those Orielenses who matriculated in 2003 or after; please note that guests of young alumni must pay the normal price unless they also matriculated at Oriel in 2003 or after).

Friday Dinner Ticket: £47
Friday Dinner Young Alumni Ticket (matric. 2003 onwards, guests must pay a standard ticket price unless young alumni themselves): £37


12.00 noon – 12.45pm – Talk and book launch

There will be a talk by the Provost-Elect Neil Mendoza, who will discuss the Mendoza Review. The review set out to answer the question: ‘What can government do to assist in creating and maintaining a thriving, sustainable and effective museum sector in Britain?’

You can read the review in full here, and find some sector responses here.

Furthermore former College Lecturer Dr John Stevenson will be launching his new book A Provost’s War, that he has written with the help of the College Archivist Rob Petre.

The short book contains a collection of the letters received by Provost Phelps during the Great War. With over 700 Oriel men in the forces during the conflict and 163 deaths, Provost Phelps had the unenviable task of writing many letters of condolences and helpfully passing on information from his numerous correspondents to grieving relatives – knitting Oriel’s community together. He also played an important role in Oxford, for many years as a city councillor and latterly an alderman.

1.00 – 2.30pm: Lunch in the Champneys Room

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