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Friends of St Mary's

A message from the Principal...

One of the great pleasures of my role as College Principal is to come into contact with such a wide range of people who support the College in so many ways. This includes not only present and former students, but also the families of current students, partners of alumni, retired staff members and people from the wider community who have in some way been touched by St Mary’s.

Although I know how much the College means for alumni, many of whom retain a lifelong link with the College, I have come to realise that family members, friends and supporters of students might also be interested in the College and may appreciate an opportunity to feel connected in some way, whilst of course allowing students their independence. As a result, we have created a ‘Friends of St Mary’s’ scheme to help people to keep in touch with the College, irrespective of their original connection with College.

As well as issuing a standing invitation to visit St Mary’s, Friends will receive regular updates and newsletters, as well as invitations to special events, such as a Friends’ Formal Dinner, and opportunities to contribute to College developments, such as enhancing our library. 

I hope that you will consider registering as a Friend of St Mary’s and that this will herald a deep and meaningful relationship with you in the future! As many readers know already, St Mary’s is a very special place and we look forward to sharing it with you.

With very best wishes,
Professor Simon Hackett
Principal, St Mary’s College



By signing up to the free Friends of St Mary's scheme, you will:

  • Receive our College Magazine - Members of the programme will receive a digital copy of our bi-annual alumni magazine along with various newsletters and other information about concerts, lectures and events that we send out to our alumni and friends.
  • Receive Event Invitations - Members will receive targeted emails with details of college news and upcoming events which may be of interest to you.Be able to register for our Friends' Formal and Collection Coffee - The collection coffee is on the Saturday after the final day of Easter term and provides a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the year. The hugely popular Friends' Formal will be held on the final day of Epiphany term, giving all Friends of St Mary's the opportunity to experience a traditional college formal.

  • Have a standing invitation to visit St Mary’s - Friends of St Mary's will always be welcome back at college and can arrange a free college tour for themselves and their guests.

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