In Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure (1894-95) some of the characters meet in Christminster (Oxford) on "Remembrance Day". For example:
"The place seems gay," said Sue. "Why—it is Remembrance Day!—Jude—how sly of you—you came to-day on purpose!"
There is also this passage:
"Oh, that's the Doctors in the theatre, conferring Honorary degrees on the Duke of Hamptonshire and a lot more illustrious gents of that sort. It's Remembrance Week, you know. The cheers come from the young men."
This appears to be an Oxford University-specific commemoration. However, I can find no reference to this celebration on-line.
Can someone point me to a source that explains what "Remembrance Day" in Jude the Obscure is in celebration of?
Or, did Hardy simply make this up?