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Needle and Thread Gaudy (1974-75)

Old Member event

Bookings for this event are no longer being taken

Traditionally held at the beginning of the New Year, this dinner involves the College’s Bursar threading a needle into each guest’s jacket and advising them to be thrifty in the coming year. Needles were historically popular as Christmas gifts but it is thought that this Gaudy’s customs are a pun on the College founder's name, Eglesfield—the French words ‘aiguilles et fils’ meaning needles and threads.

This year we are delighted to invite Old Members from the matriculation years 1974 and 1975 to this Gaudy. 

Please note that this event is very popular and ticket allocations often fill up very quickly - early booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. 

Once you have completed your booking, it would be great if you could head over to our 'Since I left at Queen's' page to let us know your journey since Queen's and tell us your seating preferences.

Drinks, 6.30pm
Dinner, 7.00pm (Dress code: Black Tie).