We are looking forward to welcoming the Taberdars’ Society for their annual luncheon on Saturday 18 February.

The event will include the Provost’s annual update to the Taberdars’ Society, followed by drinks and lunch in the Hall.

This year we are delighted to welcome distinguished pianist, composer and Taberdars’ Society member, Julian Jacobson (Music, 1968), who will be performing a piano recital in the afternoon. To celebrate his 75th birthday, Julian recently played the complete 32 sonatas of Beethoven from memory in a single day and then repeated this amazing concert in Uruguay. For the Taberdars’ Society, Julian will be playing works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Ravel.

Join us online

If you are unable to come to Oxford but would like to be part of the day, we are live-streaming the Provost’s welcome and College updates in the morning, and Julian’s piano recital in the afternoon. There will also be a recording so that you can watch at your own convenience. If you would like to join us online or receive a recording, please choose the online booking option when you receive your invitation.



11.00am             Tea and coffee in the Shulman Auditorium

11.45am             Welcome from the Provost in the Shulman Auditorium (online option)

12.30pm             Drinks in the Upper Library

1.00pm               Lunch in Hall

Afternoon programme (optional)

2.30pm               Piano recital by Julian Jacobson in the Shulman Auditorium (online option)

3.15pm               Afternoon Tea

Event details

The event is free of charge to all members of the Taberdars’ Society and is by invitation. Guests are also welcome.

Invitations have been sent by email and post.

Dress code: smart casual

The Taberdars’ Society

The Taberdars’ Society recognises the enormous contribution that legacy gifts have made to The Queen’s College; building academic excellence and nurturing generations of students. We are always pleased to welcome new members and anyone who lets us know that they have included a gift to Queen’s in their will is invited to join the Society.


If you would like to know more about the Taberdars’ Society and leaving a gift to Queen’s in your will, please contact Catherine House, our Legacy Giving Officer.