Meeting Minds Global 2020 (previously Alumni Weekend and Gaudy) – Online

St Anne’s Alumni Weekend and Gaudy (now Meeting Minds Global) will be moving fully online this year with videos, discussions and lectures taking place from 7th -12th September.

Please see below for the St Anne’s event schedule for the week.

All events are free to attend, please note that all events other than ‘Persistence, Resistance and Insistence’ are open only to St Anne’s alumnae. To register for the sessions, please email

Meeting Minds Global is an Oxford-wide alumni event. For more information about the schedule and events planned please visit the Meeting Minds website.

View Helen King’s Welcome video here!


St Anne’s Meeting Minds Global Online Events 2020, Monday 7th – Saturday 12th September


Monday 7th September

7pm-8pm:, Live talk and Q&A on ‘Assessing the risk of COVID-19’ by St Anne’s College Fellow, Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox. The talk will cover new research commissioned by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer for England to develop a risk assessment tool for COVID-19. As Principal Investigator of the research, Julia talks us through how they are developing the tool, the challenges they have met and the benefits it could bring. Please email to register to attend. This event will be held via Teams Live.

Tuesday 8th September

7pm-8pm: Live St Anne’s College update and Q&A. Hear from key members of the College including Principal Helen King, as they give an update on the College, how it has responded to the pandemic and plans for the future. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Please email to register to attend. This event will be held via Teams Live.

Thursday 10th September

10am: SAS Gaudy Video, ‘What does equality in education mean to you?’ In place of their Gaudy Seminar, the St Anne’s Society have created a pre-recorded video which aims to investigate what educational equality means to alumnae and students of St Anne’s today. This video is now available to view here!

12pm-1pm: Discussion on ‘What does equality in education mean to you?’ An opportunity to discuss the SAS’s Gaudy Video with fellow St Anne’s alumnae. Please email to register to attend. This event will be held via Zoom.

Saturday 12th September

10am: Family stroll around St Anne’s – A video of a walk around St Anne’s campus. Can you spot all of the hidden beavers? This video will be available to view on here.

11am-12pm: Live talk and Q&A, ‘Persistence, Resistance and Insistence: St Anne’s and the campaign for women’s rights in Oxford, 1879-1952’ by Senia Paseta, Professor of Modern History. 2020 is the centenary of women at Oxford being permitted to receive their degrees. This talk will give a fascinating insight into the history of women at Oxford and more specifically St Anne’s, looking at its people, its places and its presence across the University since the late 19th century. It will especially focus on the women and the reform movements that made St Anne’s what it is today. Please visit the Meeting Minds Global central webpages to access this event. This event will be held via Zoom Webinar.

2pm-3pm: Afternoon Tea with St Anne’s alumnae. An opportunity to have an informal chat with fellow St Anne’s alumnae. Bring your own tea (or beverage of choice) and cake! Please email to register to attend. This event will be held via Zoom.

5pm-6pm: St Anne’s Society AGM. The St Anne’s Society will be holding its annual AGM via Zoom. All St Anne’s alumnae are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please view the agenda here. Please email to register to attend. The AGM will be held via Zoom.

7pm-8pm: Live Family Quiz. Brush up on your trivia and polish off those facts for the St Anne’s Virtual Quiz night! All alumnae, students, family and friends are welcome to attend. To join us please visit the St Anne’s College Facebook page from 7pm where it will be broadcast live.


Virtual Library Exhibition – View now here! Learn about the early years of women’s history at Oxford as we celebrate the centenary of women’s formal admission to the University. Our librarians have brought together material from the College archives to highlight key events in the story of women at Oxford up to 1920.

You can also watch St Anne’s alumna Muriel Passey share her memories of Oxford from 1948-51 here.


To register for the above events, please email indicating which sessions you would like to attend. Once you have registered, you will be sent joining instructions shortly before each event. If you have any queries please contact the event team at