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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!

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 Queen's College Choir

*Very limited number of tickets will be available for purchase – check back for registration updates.

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

*Tickets for Saturday will be available for purchase online – check back for registration updates.

Tolkien Exhibition – 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.

Hotel Booking Information

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Call (415) 397-7000 for more information.
*Group rate available until March 4, 2018.  Subject to availability.  

*Invitations will be mailed in early February. Please continue to check this page for updates.

The North American Office team