Christ Church Commemoration Ball

Over 1,100 guests attended the Christ Church Commemoration Ball held on 21 June 2014, an elegant and unforgettable evening exploring Dame Edith Sitwell's notion of ‘English eccentrics’.


Christ Church holds a Commemoration Ball only once every three years. In 2014, members of the House and their guests were treated to a Gala Reception in Tom Quadrangle – Oxford’s largest – complete with a spectacular musical fireworks display, before progressing through the beautiful gardens of Christ Church to enjoy the entertainment and hospitality against the backdrop of Oxford’s Cathedral and the verdant Christ Church Meadow. The twelve-hour, white tie Ball concluded with a ‘quintessentially English breakfast’ and a Survivors’ Photo on the Broad Walk.


The Programme for the Commemoration Ball is available here.


Archived on these pages are images taken by the official Ball photographers:


Ralph Williamson / Victoria Cadisch / Daniella Shreir / Nasir Hamid