25th Anniversary Charter Dinner for HMC Alumni

25th Anniversary Charter Dinner for HMC Alumni

This year HMC celebrates the 25th anniversary of receiving its charter and becoming a College of the University of Oxford.

Celebrate with us at a special Anniversary Charter Dinner just for alumni, part of the University’s Alumni Weekend.

Come meet up with friends and tutors, and hear our brilliant guest speaker, Deborah Frances White (English 1997) reflect on her time at the College and her career as a writer, comedian, broadcaster, and host of the highly successful 'The Guilty Feminist' podcast.

  • Where: Arlosh Hall, Harris Manchester College
  • When: September 17, 2022. Drinks 6:45 p.m. and dinner 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: £60 for a three-course dinner with wine
  • Dress code: Black Tie
  • How to Book: Click here.

Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and are for alumni only. We expect that demand will be high, so we hope that you will understand that we cannot accommodate guests on this occasion. If we reach capacity, we will keep a waiting list.


Want to spend more time at the college that weekend?

You can book one of our beautifully appointed college rooms for the night of the Dinner and enjoy a delicious breakfast the next morning. Accommodation Cost: B&B in an ensuite room - £75 . To book accommodation, please contact our Accommodation & Housekeeping Manager Tina Knowles - Telephone: 01865 271022 or Email: tina.knowles@hmc.ox.ac.uk


The small print: 

  • Cancellation Policy: If you are not able to attend the Dinner for any reason, please contact alumni@hmc.ox.ac.uk. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer refunds on any orders cancelled within two weeks of the event.

  • Photographs may be taken throughout the event, which may then be used in our print/digital communications and/or social media. If you would prefer that your image was not used, please e-mail alumni@hmc.ox.ac.uk.


Meet Our Speaker:

deborah frances white

Deborah Frances-White is a comedian, podcaster and writer. Her podcast THE GUILTY FEMINIST has had 95 million downloads in five years, becoming something of a cultural phenomenon. “Essential for the planet” Emma Thompson”; ‘Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She has toured the show around the world including a sell-out show at The Royal Albert Hall in 2019. The podcast won the 2020 British Podcast Spotlight Award and the 2021 PodBible Award. Deborah just won the Game Changer award at the Comedy Women in Print Awards. Her independent film SAY MY NAME premiered at The Leicester Square Odeon in 2019. Her new feature film THE WISHBOARD is currently in preproduction with Redwave Films.

Her live stand-up storytelling comedy shows have been featured as specials for the BBC on Radio 4 as part of her Writers Guild Award-Winning Series DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE ROLLS THE DICE and her follow up series DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE INTRODUCES. Her book The Guilty Feminist is a Sunday Times Bestseller and Virago at Hachette has commissioned her new book – Six Conversations We’re Scared to Have. Her television credits include QI, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You? and Question Time. Her op-ed pieces, columns and interviews have appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The New York Times.

Deborah is in demand as a keynote speaker and host, regularly delivering seminars on diversity and inclusion and hosting high-profile events such as Stylist Magazines Remarkable Women Awards. Deborah also works closely with Choose Love raising funds and awareness and is an official Amnesty International UK Ambassador. Deborah is touring the UK, Australia and New Zealand in 2022 with The Guilty Feminist Live show, and her new solo stand-up comedy show, about Coming Out and Going In will return to Soho Theatre in April, after its sell-out run in December.


Any questions?

Please email: alumni@hmc.ox.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford in September!