Jubilee 60

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Welcome to the official homepage of Jubilee 60


Throughout 2017, Regent’s Park College is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary as a Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University.


Whilst our roots were in eighteenth-century London, our Principal in the 1920s, Henry Wheeler Robinson (1872-1945), persuaded his colleagues of the exciting possibilities offered by a move to Oxford and of the importance of giving British Baptists a place in an ancient university. Regent’s finally became a Permanent Private Hall in 1957, after some years of matriculating students through St Catherine’s Society.


Much has changed in the last sixty years, but the radical dissenting spirit which Regent’s brought to Oxford endures to this day. So, too, does our commitment to world-class research and a life-changing experience for all our students.


Jubilee 60 Campaign


Our fundraising this year will focus on improving the student experience.  This means raising at least £100,000 to refurbish student bedrooms and upgrade shared kitchen facilities.  All funds raised as part of the Jubilee 60 Campaign will support these projects and help us to continue building our endowment to secure our future for many years.  All benefactors in 2017 will be enrolled in our philanthropic club, the 1810 Society, and receive a special lapel badge.


To support our campaign, click HERE.  If you are based in the USA, click HERE.


Thank you to all our alumni and friends whose support is so vital.


Forthcoming Events


Jubilee 60 is a celebration of everything that Regent’s has to offer, from a vibrant student life to a rich, world-class research profile, and we will be hosting events throughout the year to reflect the many dimensions of our community.  On this page, you will find regular announcements about forthcoming events (click on headings), which will also be publicised on social media.  Note that details of events may be subject to change, so please check back regularly.


Autumn 2017


What is Truth?  Facts, Evidence and Belief in 21st Century Politics

Jubilee Lecture by Chris Bryant, MP

Friday 10 November (Week 5), 5pm


Dissenting Spirit: A New History of Regent’s Park College, 1752-2017

Book launch by authors, Anthony J. Clarke and Paul S. Fiddes

Friday 27 November (Week 8), 5pm


Past Events



Autumn 2017


Jubilee Gala Dinner

Anniversary gaudy, hosted by the Principal and academic staff, with distinguished guest speaker

Saturday 16 September, 6pm


North American Alumni Reunion

Weekend celebration, kindly hosted by our long-standing partner, Georgetown College, KY

Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September


Summer 2017


Called to be Holy

Jubilee Sermon Series from the Chaplaincy

Fridays throughout Trinity Term, 5:45-6:30pm


Inclusion in the Age of Populism and Nativism: An Optimistic Take

Jubilee Lecture by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Thursday 15 June, 5pm


Alumni Drinks, London

Annual drinks event for alumni of Regent’s and Greyfriars, kindly hosted by Roland Rudd at his home in Kensington

Tuesday 27 June, 6:30-8:30pm


Spring 2017


In-Migration: Cultural and Theological Dialogues on the 21st Century Movements of Peoples

Jubilee Seminar Series from the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture

Mondays throughout Hilary Term, 1pm or 5pm


Faith in a Fractured World

Jubilee Sermon Series from the Chaplaincy

Fridays throughout Hilary Term, 5:45-6:30pm


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