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Alumni Weekend in Tokyo

22-24 March 2019

Booking is now open for our next Meeting Minds weekend, to be held in Tokyo from 22-24 March 2019.

The full-day academic programme will see presentations of the latest Oxford research from top academics, as well as hearing from prominent local public figures. As ever, there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise, and chances to explore Tokyo on specially organised tours.

To make sure that you're always the first to be notified when booking goes live for future events please log in to your Alumni Online account to update your email preferences

What is a Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend like?

Our last Meeting Minds weekend took place in Oxford from 14-16 September 2018, with over 100 speakers and over 1,400 guests. The weekend saw sessions ranging from a discussion of China's impact on the wider world, to a tour of Oxford's hidden carvings, and, to whet the whistle, a tutored wine tasting - check out the video below.

You can also head over to our Facebook page to see the photos from the event and take a look at our Twitter moment to see tweets and photos from guests throughout the sessions.

Credits: Videvo, RocketStock, Motion Array

College and Departmental Reunions During Meeting Minds in Tokyo

Brasenose College

Brasenose Alumni Gathering 
Friday 22 March, 6.30-8.30pm
Hotel Okura “Bar Highlander”

The Principal, John Bowers QC, will be hosting a ‘pay-your-own-way’ drinks reception for alumni and their guests.
RSVP and queries to

Hertford College

Hertford Alumni Drinks Reception
Friday 22 March, 6pm – 8pm
Herbert Smith Freehills (Midtown Tower, 41st Floor, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6241)
We are grateful to Graeme Preston (1994) for generously hosting this event.

More info and registration here:

Lady Margaret Hall

The Principal and Development Director will be hosting a dinner for LMH alumni on Friday 22nd March. 

Details are still being finalised, but please do save the date in your diary and email to register your interest.

Linacre College

Linacre College Alumni Dinner
The Ark Hills Club, Tokyo
Friday 22 March, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
With thanks to Mr Takashi Uyeno for kindly enabling the venue; the Principal will attend.
For more details and to book, please follow this link:

Merton College

Merton College gathering for alumni and friends
Friday 22 March 2019
Details will be available soon
Please email to register your interest and we will keep you informed

New College

New College Dinner
The Warden, Miles Young, will be hosting a dinner for New College Old Members in Tokyo on Friday 22 March.
Details to follow shortly, but to register your interest please email

Oxford Business Alumni Network

Oxford Business Alumni NetworkOxford Business Alumni reception
Friday 22 March, 6.30pm
Location TBC
Mix and Mingle with Dean Peter Tufano, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Viola Polakowska and fellow alumni from around Asia, US and Europe and hear updates about the School.
Please confirm your interest in attending this event with Hannah Evans, Alumni Network Manager:

School of Geography and the Environment

School of Geography and the Environment

School of Geography and the Environment Walk and Talk: Trad Japan, Mod Nippon
Friday 22 March 2019, 1.30-5.30pm
The work of long-term Japan resident and SoGE alumnus Stuart Varnam-Atkin (Jesus, 1968) includes writing and presenting TV programmes on many aspects of Japanese culture, sumo commentary, and narrating ‘Japan Video Topics’ on the Japanese Government Internet TV. He’s also an avid collector of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.  Stuart has offered to act as a guide on a stroll around the historical Ryogoku district of Tokyo to get a taste of both Old and New Japan. It will include a visit to the Sumo Museum inside the Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the nearby Tokyo-Edo Museum and the brand-new Hokusai Museum. And if you happen to be free in the evening, Ryogoku offers a number of restaurants run by former wrestlers serving the traditional wrestlers’ stew ‘Chanko nabe’.

Meeting point: Ryogoku Station (JR)
Cost: 1,100 yen (£8) payable on arrival
Book here:
Contact: Christine Baro-Hone, Alumni Relations Officer, School of Geography and the Environment  0044 (0)1865 2-85073

For SoGE alumni only in the first instance – remaining places will be advertised to everyone later.

Somerville College

Somerville College CrestOur Principal Baroness Royall will be hosting an event on Friday 22nd March. 
More details to follow very soon. 
Email for more informaiton.

St Edmund Hall

St Edmund Hall CrestTeddy Hall Alumni Gathering
Hosted by Dr Linda Yueh (Fellow by Special Election in Economics)
The Orchid Bar, Hotel Okura Tokyo
Friday 22 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
RSVP to if you would like to attend

St Hilda's College

St Hilda's College CrestSt Hilda’s College gathering and dinner for alumnae and friends
Friday 22 March 2019, 7pm – 9pm.
Venue details will be available soon, please email  to register your interest and we will keep you informed.  

St Hugh's College

St Hugh's College CrestPlease contact the Development Office at St Hugh’s on for details of the College programme.