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PUBLICATIONS —The most recent Reports and Newsletters
The Alumni & Development Office
The Alumni & Development Office serves two main purposes: alumni relations and fundraising. Firstly, as the 'Members' Office', its role is to assist, inform and record Trinity Members' connections with College, each other and the University. The information which you provide is recorded on the database and enables us, through college publications and mailings, to keep you informed about the college, other Members and opportunities for making contact.
The other function of the Office is to raise funds for the Development Fund. For further information about current fundraising projects and how you can make a donation, either individually or through your company, please go to Fundraising.
The Alumni & Development Office Alumni & Development Office staff warmly invite all Members and Friends to call in to see them when they are visiting College (the porters will give you directions and let us know to expect you).
Information for Members
Life as a Member of the College—the benefits, privileges, and ways to keep in touch:
The Trinity Society exists to promote the welfare of the College and to enable Members to keep in touch with one another and the College. Full details are on the Trinity Society page.
Gaudies are special reunion dinners (black tie) to which all Members from particular matriculation year groups are invited, three or four consecutive years at a time. To enable Members to savour the sumptuous feast and company to the full, overnight accommodation is provided in College. A schedule of one or two gaudies a year, either at Easter or in June, produces a cycle of invitations every seven or so years. Forthcoming Gaudies.
Other College Social Events
The Alumni & Development Office also organises the Trinity Society Weekend, events in London and in other parts of the country and overseas, lunches for parents of students and reunions for subject groups and overseas Members. In addition, the presence of Members at student theatrical, choral and musical productions is always warmly appreciated.
Members of the College are welcome at any service, especially Sunday Evensong, and are invited to write to the Chaplain if they would like a copy of the Term Card.
Getting married in College
Obtaining the Archbishop's special licence to marry in Chapel has become more difficult than in the past, other than for recently graduated members of the College. Any member who would like to be considered should write to the Chaplain for guidance. The Conference and Functions Administrator may be approached informally beforehand for advice about dates and charges, and is also the person to contact about holding wedding receptions or other events in College. (Trinity is not licensed to hold civil weddings).
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The College Report is published annually and provides a comprehensive source of information about the College, Fellows and Members, reporting the activities of the College for the previous calendar year.
The Trinity Newsletter is an informal publication produced by the Alumni & Development Office in November, and also in the spring, and focuses on College news and achievements, social events for Members, and current fundraising objectives.
PDF copies of the most recent editions of the Newsletter and Report can be found here.
Dining on High Table
Old Members (matriculated members who are not current members of College) have a lifetime's entitlement to dine on High Table, at their own expense, once a term on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings or Sunday following Chapel (i.e. excluding guest nights). The cost is £13.90 (2013-14), plus wine, and members are welcome to bring a guest. Bookings should be made by 10.00 am on the day (2.00 pm on the Friday before for Sundays). Please book through the Alumni & Development Office, 01865 279887.
Lunch in Hall
Old Members and their guests visiting Oxford are welcome to enjoy a self-service lunch in Hall. Lunch is served Mondays to Fridays only, from 12.30 to 1.30 pm during term and usually from 12.00 noon to 12,30 pm during vacations, except during the college closure and on days when other events are taking place—please check times when booking.
There is a choice of hot dishes each day, with soup, salads and puddings also usually available. The bar is open in the beer cellar for coffee from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm (1.00 pm during vacations). There is a flat rate of £7.00 for lunch per person and places must be booked and payment beforehand (as there is no facility for paying in Hall). Please contact the Alumni & Development Office, 01865 279887, to make a booking.
Single, twin or double guest rooms for up to three consecutive nights may be booked by members throughout most of the year. For a single or twin room the cost is £49.00 a night per person, or for two people sharing a double room, £77 per room—prices include breakfast and VAT. Rooms should be booked through the Alumni & Development Office, 01865 279887.
Members may hold private functions such as lunches, dinners and receptions in College, subject to certain conditions. Contact the Conference and Functions Administrator for advice and availability.
The Alumni Email Forwarding Service is available to all Oxford alumni.
The service is free, easy to use and includes anti-virus checking and spam scoring. You can sign up for an Oxford-based email address, which you can then keep for life. It will be in the following format: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any messages sent to the alumni email address will be automatically forwarded to the email address of your choice.
In order to sign up you will need to give you Alumni Card number, last name and college. Please see the following links for more details:
Sign-up page: https://www.oxon.org/alumnus/signup
Frequently asked questions: http://www.oxon.org/alumnus/faq
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No communication from the College?
Members normally receive several communications a year from the College, including invitations to events. If you have not heard from us it may be that we have an invalid address for you. When mail is returned to us, we add your name on the List of Lost Members. If your name (or that of someone you know) appears on the list, please get in touch.
Getting in touch
Contact the Alumni & Development Office
Details of changes to personal and contact details can also be submitted online. Please complete this form.