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All members of Univ, friends and family are invited to join our festival of events, which will be held in College on Saturday, 28 September to celebrate 775 years of Univ and Univ’s people.


Our festival programme of events is sure to entertain, inspire and delight you:

Univ Benefactors Book on display at the 40 Years of Women Garden PartyExperiences old and new
– Guided tours of the College, gardens and art collection
– The chance to (re-)experience a Univ tutorial with some of our current academics
– Wine tasting in the Cellar
– An exhibition of Univ Treasures
– Graduate poster sessions, where scholars will illustrate their research

Child painting
Family-friendly activities

– Bouncy castle
– Children’s art activities
– Treasure hunt
– Letterpress bookmark making sessions with the College Librarian
– Garden games

Trumpet player - Photo by Bruno Justo Pego on UnsplashMusic and reflection

– A performance by the Chapel Choir (and an opportunity to join in!)
– The Oxcentrics Dixieland jazz band
– Evensong in the Chapel

Child holding icecream - image from freepik

– Food and beverages, including a buffet lunch, tea and cake, candyfloss and ice cream, will be available throughout the day and are included in the ticket price.
– A paid bar will be available.


Light show - Photo by Cosmin Serban on UnsplashThe festival culminates in a dinner at which Professor Irene Tracey CBE, Vice Chancellor of the University, will be our Guest Speaker, followed by a son et lumière (sound and light show) in the Main Quad at approximately 9.30pm.



You are welcome to join us for all or part of the day. Various ticket options are available and we will operate waiting lists for events that sell out. Purchase your tickets and find out more via the link below.

Booking for Old Members and friends of Univ

Booking for students, academics and staff


Interested in staying in College? A limited number of College bedrooms are available to book over the weekend. Please note that not all rooms are en suite – some have shared facilities (so Old Members can truly relive their student days!) Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (depending on number of guests and access requirements). The cost includes breakfast in Hall. Make your reservations below.

Book a single room

Book a double room

Once you have purchased your ticket(s), you will receive an email in early August to select and book the various activities that are taking place during the day.

Look out for updates on our website or follow us on social media

University College Oxford

We look forward to you joining us and to celebrating 775 years of Univ with you.

Please note that audio, photographs and video footage may be taken throughout our events. These may be used by the College for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third party publication. Please contact the event organiser if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

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Contact Univ

If you have any questions or need more information, just ask:

    We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us on +44 (0)1865 276 674 or email rsvp@univ.ox.ac.uk