Just because your time in college has come to an end, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still benefit from the wider Hertford community spread around the world.
Alumni have established and maintain a variety of different groups and societies to cater for a variety of tastes. If there isn’t something here for you then let us know if you’d like to set up your own society.
The Hertford Society
Founded in 1962, The Hertford Society exists to keep alumni in touch with the college and each other. Read more about their activities and how to join by clicking the link below.
THE HERTFORD SOCIETY
Friends of Hertford
For non-alumni who would like to establish and maintain a link with Hertford, we have created the Friends of Hertford group. Often these individuals are parents of students or those who support the musical life of the college, but anyone with a connection to Hertford is very welcome to join. Friends of Hertford will receive our publications and invitations to Hertford events, and many Friends also choose to support the college with donations.
Friends of Hertford are invited to general alumni events. A full list of upcoming and previous events can be found on our Events page.
Visiting the College
Friends of Hertford have the same visiting rights as alumni: OB Quad and the Chapel can be visited Monday to Friday (10am – 3pm) and on Saturdays between (2pm – 4pm). We are closed to visitors during exams in the early summer and occasionally events, such as degree ceremonies, might also mean we cannot admit visitors. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Porters’ Lodge in advance to let them know when you would like to visit.
Friends of Hertford wishing to visit other parts of the college may be able to do so accompanied by a member of our team. The Development Office is open Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm). Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a short tour: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to join
The price of ticketed events will be at the same rate that we charge our alumni. The cost of membership has been set at £50 for five years to cover the publication and event costs for additional members; however we do hope that Friends might be persuaded to support Hertford by making donations as well!
Hertford College Boat Club Society (HCBCS)
The very active HCBCS exists to provide support to the Boat Club, both financially and otherwise, and to keep members up-to-date with the Boat Club’s activities. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to further the success of Hertford rowing.
The Society arranges several social events throughout the year, both on the river at the major rowing events of Torpids, Summer Eights and Head of the River, and in college with a dinner in Hall, and a champagne party for novice rowers following the Christ Church Regatta. An innovation in recent years has been to host drinks and afternoon tea at Henley Royal Regatta each July and this provides a focal point for current and past oarsmen and women attending the regatta.
For more information please see the HCBC website.
Hertford College Footballers' Association
Since its establishment in 1996, the Footballers’ Association have played an annual Old Boys’ football match against the current college team.
As Dave Hart tells us: “We get players from the recently graduated to those who won Cuppers back in 1980-something. We’ve had some great matches during that time and it’s proved a really good way to make friends from across decades of Hertford footballers. Standard is irrelevant (you’ll never be as good as Kenny Lewis was – and possibly still is), but the chance to pull the boots out of the back of the cupboard and come and grace the college pitch one more time is surely too good to miss?”
The group are keen to recruit more players – so if you’re interested please sign up to their mailing list.
Hertford College Golf Society
The successful Golf Society welcome all Hertford alumni and current students who are interested in golf, at any level. The Society hold an annual event at Swinley Forest and also compete in the Inter-Collegiate Golf Tournament.
One of only two colleges to have ever won the Inter-Collegiate Golf Tournament THREE times!
Current members of the team include:
Neil Andrews (1968)
Duncan Chisholm (1997)
Rob Collard (1988)
Mark Davies (1981)
Chris Dowell (1970)
Stephen Duckett (1986)
John Dunne (1965)
David Moseley (1955)
Rob Pugh (1999)
Emiliano Russo (2008)
Ian Welsh (1991)