40 Years of Women at the House

The first women matriculated at Christ Church in 1980. In 2020 we will mark 40 years of co-education and will celebrate the contribution that women in many different fields have made to the life of the House.

On 3rd March Christ Church kicked off its 40 Years of Women celebrations with a Women’s Careers and Networking Event attended by both alumni and students of the House.

Due to the pandemic, our original plan to mark this historic anniversary in September 2020 with a weekend of events has had to be postponed. We are pleased to report that the entire weekend programme has instead been moved to 17-19 September 2021. We are also looking forward to other events and initiatives over the coming academic year, including a women’s portrait project. 

40th Anniversary lapel badgeWe would love to hear from all our alumnae about their experiences at Christ Church. We are planning to create a collage of photos, images and snippets, and an archive of written reminiscences, for everyone to enjoy at the September 2021 weekend. We cannot promise to return anything sent in so please only send copies, not originals, to the Development Office or digital copies to development.office@chch.ox.ac.uk. We will be thanking those who contribute by sending out a special 40th Anniversary lapel badge in return.