Stone archway and gate leading into gardens

Stone archway and gate leading into gardens

Alumni Weekend in North America


2018 Alumni Weekend in San Francisco


Join us in San Francisco 6 and 7 April for the 2018 Alumni Weekend in North America

Click here to register before 29 March!
View the full printed invitation.

Friday 6 April
Drinks at the Westin St Francis Followed by Dinner at the Historic Ferry Building
Hosted by The Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH
Special Performance by The Choir of The Queen's College

*Please note that the Friday 6 April Drinks reception at the Westin St. Francis
& Dinner at the Ferry Building are currently at capacity and operating on a wait list.

Saturday 7 April
Full Academic Program featuring The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson. Includes opening and
closing sessions, two breakout sessions, lunch, coffee breaks and drinks reception. 

The Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco
335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Tolkien exhibition preview – on view at the Westin Saturday 7 April
In June 2018, the Bodleian Libraries will open its summer exhibition ‘Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth.’ The Oxford exhibition will show treasures from the Tolkien archive, and for the first time in 50 years, re-unite the manuscripts of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Tolkien’s original drawings. During the Alumni Weekend, we are delighted to show some highlights from the exhibition including five beautiful watercolors, painted especially for the first American edition of The Hobbit, and the dust jacket design, as well as a recently-discovered printed map of Middle-earth, annotated by Tolkien and his illustrator Pauline Baynes.

Click here for information on College Gatherings.

Click here for additional events taking place around the 2018 Alumni Weekend.


Hotel Booking Information
Overnight accommodations at The Westin St. Francis can be arranged online

The North American Office team