Alumni diary

As you will remember from your time as a Member there is always a wealth of activity going on at the College. Below you can find listed some of the upcoming events that are also open to Alumni, giving you the perfect reason to spend some time with us in person or virtually.

Upcoming events

Founders’ Day
Monday 3 October, 5.30-8pm

Alumni are welcome to join us in the London House quad for a one-of-a-kind ceremony to celebrate Founders’ Day at Goodenough College, and mark the Formal opening of the new Academic Year 2022/23 followed by a reception and new Fellow introductions in the Great Hall.

Register to attend this free event at

Port Talk: Elements of a Resilient Society by Professor Dr Thomas Gehrig
Monday 10 October, 8pm (Churchill Room)

Professor Dr Thomas Gehrig is a College Alumnus and Professor of Economics in the University of Vienna. Alumni who are interested in registering to attend this free event should contact  The Port Talk begins at 8pm, but any Alumni registered to attend may wish to buy their dinner in the Great Hall beforehand.

Formal Hall Dinner
Thursday 20 October

This kicks off the new season of Formal Hall Dinners. Alumni and up to three quests are welcome to join Members and College guests for a two-course meal by candlelight in the magnificent splendour of the Great Hall.

Buy your tickets here for just £35 per person.

Bloomsbury Festival
14-23 October 2022

Bloomsbury Festival is an annual celebration of the area’s creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of culture, arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and debate.

This year we have been inspired by the theme of Breathe. The Festival includes over 100 events across 10 days, ranging from hard-hitting creative reflections on the environment to quiet moments of mindfulness.

The Bloomsbury Festival’s full programme of events is now on sale. Explore the event listings here.

The Goodensemble Concert ‘Dreams and Tales’ (held as part of the Bloomsbury Festival)
Friday 21 October, 7pm (The Great Hall) 

The College orchestra will be playing works by Mendelssohn, Grieg and Rachmaninov – Alumni are very welcome to attend. Please book your ticket (£12) as soon as possible.


We need your help! If you would like to put on an Alumni event in your area or present a virtual talk please contact


Missed an event?

Did you miss some of our online Alumni talks?  You can still watch Christian Busch discuss Serendipity with Director Alice Walpole; John Snelson explore Opera, Crowds and the College; and Jennifer Faust and current Member Margaret Sui talk about business, community and leading a purpose driven life. Exclusively available on Goodenough Global.

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