May Morning cancelled following coronavirus advice

Published: Wednesday, 18th March 2020

In line with Government coronavirus advice on mass gatherings, Oxford City Council & Magdalen College have regrettably had to take the decision to cancel preparations for this year’s May Morning Event

While we do not know what the situation will be in May, the emergency services who normally support the event need to be available for priority duties relating to coronavirus. The preparation times for the event mean decisions about the commitment of money and resources need to be made now. Given the uncertainty ahead, we have decided that it is prudent to cancel the event which will also mean the resources can be used elsewhere if needed.