The Society is one of about 200 alumni groups around the world which are a key component of the University’s alumni relations programme.The objective of the programme is to foster a lifelong relationship between the University and it’s alumni community world wide. Led by the Alumni Relations Office the programme aims to foster interest in and good will toward the University by encouraging intellectual, emotional and professional ties between Oxford and its members.
Ultimately maintaining this connection builds a community of advocates and supporters who raise the profile and enhance the reputation of the University wherever they are in the world. Local alumni groups currently serve about 205,000 Oxonians.
All alumni groups are run by volunteers. The events and meetings that they organise provide an opportunity to establish relationships with a much greater number of alumni than would be possible through an Oxford based programme alone.
Eligibility for Membership Anyone who has Matriculated at the University of Oxford and has a home in Suffolk is automatically entitled to join the Society. Others who have a strong connection with the University - past or present - University or College staff, visiting lecturers for example, are also welcome.
We are particularly anxious to encourage current students and those who have recently graduated to join.
Our Next Event For our next event we shall be visiting Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich. Starting with Coffee at 10.30 we shall then have a guided tour of the House including its extensive art collection.
The tour will be followed by a light buffet lunch with wine, soft drinks tea and coffee. The cost will be £22.50/ head and we shall start taking bookings in the New Year.
The ever popular “End the Year Lunch” took place on Saturday November 25th at the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh. Members who attended enjoyed excellent food and exceptional service.