For over 20 years, we have been proud to offer alumni the chance to explore the world through our Oxford Journeys travel programme. In the company of expert trip scholars, intrepid alumni have followed the Silk Road, gone behind the scenes at CERN, witnessed solar eclipses and visited the world’s leading museums. In more recent times, we have had great success with our online Armchair Travel series, bringing academics into your living rooms, taking thousands of you on virtual travel experiences. 

However, as we are all aware, the last few years have brought a great period of change that has required us to review our future priorities within the Alumni Office. As a result, we have made the decision to put our travel programme on hold from the end of 2022.

If you would like to continue to travel with one of our tour operator partners in the future, please sign up to their mailing lists.

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Journey around the world from the comfort of your living room

From 2020, in collaboration with our travel operators, we have hosted a number of exciting virtual lectures led by our tour leaders on their area of expertise. These have included the wildlife of South and Central America, a interactive session on the Chilean solar eclipse and how Iceland was formed by volcanic eruptions.


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We discontinued the programme at the end of 2022 and we will not be confirming any new tours for the foreseeable future. 

No, Cambridge are continuing with their travel programme. If you are part of the Cambridge alumni community, you can find out more about their programme here.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a great period of change and forced us to reassess our priorities within the Alumni Office. The way in which we engage with our alumni is now very different and we must adapt to ensure that we continue to provide the resources and opportunities that support our growing alumni community. Unfortunately, after much deliberation, it was felt that the travel programme could no longer be maintained.

It is unlikely that we will restart the travel programme within the next few years. The travel industry is currently in a state of transformation, not only from the effects of the pandemic but also due to growing concerns about environmental issues and wider ethical discussions about the impact of tourism. We will continue to keep up to date with specialist travel programmes for consideration in the future.

Yes. The Armchair Travel events have been massively popular, and we will continue to offer these as part of our ongoing online events series. If you would like to receive updates about these events, please join the mailing list.

You will continue to receive Alumni Office e-newsletters featuring the latest news from the University, alumni stories, events notifications, and more.

Please email enquiries@alumni.ox.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.