Alumni & Friends

Contact the Development Office:

St Catherine's College

Manor Road
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 281 596



Contacting Other Alumni

The College maintains a database of all former St Catherine's students right back to the early years of the twentieth century (and the College Archives have written records going back to the beginning of the Society).

The provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 prevent us from disclosing the details of our alumni to third parties without their prior consent. However, if you are looking to make contact with an old friend, we will be more than happy to forward a message and help you get back in touch.

St Catherine's, Oxford: A Pen Portrait

We are delighted to announce the publication of St Catherine's, Oxford: A Pen Portrait, a dynamic and lively compilation: a memorable tribute to St Catherine’s past and present.

The book starts with the beginnings of the Society in the nineteenth century, and depicts the College – the result of Alan Bullock’s vision and embodied in Arne Jacobsen’s architectural masterpiece – from its foundation in 1962 to its current role as a prominent and distinguished part of Oxford University. The book also includes insightful overviews of student life across the years, academic activities, music and the arts, drama, the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship, and sport. A major part of the book also describes the origins of Jacobsen’s design for the college, its subsequent execution, and the interplay between the characters who helped bring it to fruition.

St Catherine’s is, as ever, a busy and thriving community and our hope is that its distinctive ethos and spirit, created by junior and senior members all those years ago, inspiring succeeding generations of students and dons alike, has been captured vividly in this book.

To order your copy, please complete this form.

Saira Uppal

Saira joined St Catherine's as Head of Development in 2010, having spent five years in educational fundraising in Oxford. Please contact Saira if you would like to support St Catherine's by making a donation.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 281 585

Director of Development & Fellow

Gaudy Schedule

As Oxford traditions go, your Gaudy is one of the most distinguished; merging the opportunity to reminisce with old faces and to reflect on the times that have passed since your College days. We hope that the wide spread of year groups invited means that there will be many of your contemporaries there to reconnect and recollect with.

Formal invitations are sent three months in advance, so please ensure that we have your up to date contact details. Gaudies usually take place on the Saturday of 9th week, Trinity Term (end of June).

Many alumni travel far and wide to attend their Gaudy, and as such, we have created the following schedule to allow people to plan accordingly.

Matriculation YearXXX Gaudy
Pre 1962 2017
1993 - 2002 2017
2003 - 2012 2018
1962 - 1972 2019
1973 - 1982 2020
1983 - 1992 2021
1993 - 2002 2022

Beth Coveney

Beth joined St Catherine’s as Communications Officer in 2017, having previously worked in the Alumni Relations & Development department at Cranfield University. She manages our alumni communications and is the editor of CatzEye and The Year. Please contact Beth if you have any comments or queries about our communications.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 281 591

Communications Officer

Emma Simpson

Emma joined St Catherine’s in 2018 as Deputy Director of Development, having spent five years in educational fundraising in Oxford. Please contact Emma should you have any queries about supporting the College or the difference your donations make.

Telephone : +44 (0) 1865 271 705

Deputy Director of Development

Saira Uppal

BA Durh

Saira Uppal joined St Catherine’s in 2010.  As Director of Development she is responsible for building relationships with the St Catz community, including Alumni, Parents and Friends, and has overall responsibility for Alumni Relations, Events, Fundraising and Publications. Prior to St Catherine’s, Saira spent 9 years in Educational Development at both School and University Level. She holds a BA in Politics from the University of Durham.

Director of Development

Family Day - Saturday, 6 July 2019

Following the success of our previous Family Days, we are delighted to be hosting this event again in 2019. The day will be jam-packed full of family activites and entertainment. All family members are welcome for what promises to be a fun-filled and relaxing afternoon.

Further details will be announced closer to the date!

Date: Sunday, 6 July 2019

Venue: St Catherine's College

Guests: Alumni and family members

The London Party 2014

Our annual London Party is the highlight of our events calendar, and we are delighted to be hosting this year's event at The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: The Stationers' Company, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD

Guests: Alumni, Friends and Parents

Cost: £10 per ticket


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