Alumni group festive events 2017

Many of our alumni groups around the world are holding special events over the festive season to mark the occasion. To find out what is happening where you are, please see below.

If you are a representative of an alumni group which is holding an event and we are not currently featuring it, please email the Networks team at: networks@alumni.ox.ac.uk with the details and we will add it to the list. If you can't see an event near you, why not contact your local group.

UK

Edinburgh

OUS Edinburgh - Christmas drinks

Date: Saturday 16 December 2017

Time:  5.30pm

Venue: The Antiquary, 72-78 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ

Details: The group invites alumni and students and their family and friends to join them for festive drinks. A space has been reserved in the left hand section of the bar. Dress code is informal and no RSVP is required.

Cost: Free - pay for your own consumption

RSVP: No RSVP required

Contact: Please email Melissa Highton with any queries.

London

Oxbridge Muslim Association - Winter social

Date: Sunday 10 December 2017

Time:  12.30pm

Venue: The Prince, 14 Lillie Rd, London, SW6 1TT 

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their winter networking social at The Prince in London, the latest street food venue in West London.  The event will be held in the Woodland Garden  and offers a variety of Veg and Seafood options on their menu. As always, non-members and families are welcome.

Cost: Free entry - attendees will need to buy their own food and drink at the venue. A free drink voucher is available for all attendees. This can be accessed via the venue's website.

RSVP: Please complete the online form to register for the event.

Contact: Please email Sara Aslam with any queries.

 

Oxford10 - Christmas Party

Date: Saturday 2 December 2017

Time:  7pm

Venue: Baranis, 115 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PP

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their annual Christmas party in the capital. They will have private use of the French cocktail bar Baranis for the evening and it will be a chance to celebrate the festive season with fellow young Oxonians. Baranis is also home to the UK's only indoor pétanque court, which you can practice your skills on through the evening.

There is no formal dress code, although attendees are welcome to wear any festive accessories/jumpers/hats/etc!

Cost: Early birds tickets are priced at £25 and are available for a limited time only. Standard tickets are priced at £30 and last minute tickets at £35. Tickets include two drinks per person (wine, sparkling wine, beer or soft drinks), delicious finger food and sweet treats, not to mention a few Christmas surprises!

Contact: Please email Oliver Holloway

Europe

Austria

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Austria - Christmas dinner

Date: Saturday 2 December 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Vienna Marriott Hotel, Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Details: Ambassador Leigh Turner CMG, will be the group's guest of honour for this year's Christmas Dinner, to which students and alumni are invited. Leigh is Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. He studied at Waterford Kamhlaba School Swaziland and Manchester Grammar School before going up to Downing College, Cambridge to study geography in 1976.

Dress code is lounge suit. The ticket price this year includes a British Christmas dinner with organic turkey, port and aperitif. Drinks need to be paid for individually. Please mention if you prefer the vegetarian option or if you have any other dietary requirements when booking.

Cost: €56

RSVP: By Wednesday 29 November, together with payment

Contact: Please email Michael Milkowits

Czech Republic

Oxford & Cambridge Society of the Czech Republic - AGM and traditional Christmas party

Date: Sunday 17 December 2017

Time: 5.30pm (party starts at 7pm)

Venue:  Villa Lanna, V Sadech 1, 160 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their AGM and elections, followed by dinner, drinks and plenty of socialising with their peers!

Cost: 350CZK for members, partners and students. 700CZK for non-members. Buffet dinner and drinks included.

RSVP: Please register using the online form, by Sunday, 10 December at the latest.

Contact: Please email Monika Mareková with any queries

France

OUS Paris - Annual carol singing with the Cambridge Society of Paris

Date: Tuesday 12 December 2017

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: TBC upon booking

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their annual carol singing event with the Cambridge Society of Paris in the French capital. Numbers will be limited to 100 and the event is incredibly popular so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

*** Please note that this event is now fully booked ***

Cost: €18 (includes vin chaud and mince pies, which will be served before the singing)

Contact: Please email Carol Amouyel-Kent

Germany

OUS Berlin - Christmas dinner

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Richwater & Mitchell, Wiclefstraße 30, 10551 Berlin, Germany

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their annual Christmas dinner. The dinner is fixed price with three courses (wsith vegetarian options) and the whole restaurant, which specialises in 'new British cuisine', has been reserved for the evening.

Dress code will be black tie and guests are encouraged to bring a small 'secret Santa' gift (costing no more than €5) as part of the festivities. 

Cost: €42 per person (includes a glass of English sparkling wine) 

RSVP: Payment is required in advance - please RSVP by Monday 27 November

Contact: Please email Ottilie Klein with any queries

 

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Hamburg - Christmas celebration

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017

Time: 6pm

Venue: Eppendorfer Weihnachtsmarkt, Marie-Jonas-Platz, Hamburg, Germany

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for festive glühwein, hearty food and Christmas fun at the charming Eppendorfer Weihnachtsmarkt at Hamburg's Marie-Jonas Platz.

Cost: N/A

RSVP: To book for the event, please complete the online booking form.

Contact: Please email Brian Melican with any queries

 

OUS Munich - Oxford Christmas dinner and carols

Date: Monday 4 December 2017

Time: 7pm - 11.30pm

Venue: Kaufmanns-Casino Munich, Odeonsplatz. 6, 80539 Munich, Germany

Details: OUS Munich invites alumni and students to join them for their annual traditional three-course Christmas dinner, to be held at Kaufmanns-Casino Munich. The event will be held in the seasonally decorated Bavarian merchants Club, overlooking the wintery Hofgarten.

As this has traditionally been a very popular event, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. The guest list will be held on a first-come first-served basis. Dress code is black tie.

Cost: €59 per person (€55 for those under 30 years old) An aperitif, one glass of wine and water are included in the ticket price – there will be a cash bar thereafter.

RSVP: By Friday 24 November, noting any dietary requirements

Contact: Please email Valentina Tulechov with any queries

 

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Rheinland Germany - Oxbridge Christmas dinner

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Lido Hafen, Am Handelshafen 15, 40221, Düsseldorf, Germany 

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their annual Oxbridge Christmas dinner. Dress code is black tie and the menu is as follows:

Starter
Wild king prawn lukewarm
pine kernel vinaigrette, roasted cauli ower
tartelette of stewed pear

Main course
Fillet of the charolais beef
baked potato-gaufrettes, horseradish
braised sweet onions

Dessert
Nougat
boiled plum, star anise, cinnamon ice-cream 

Cost: €105 per person (includes water, beer, soft drinks, coffee and selected wines from 7pm to 10.30pm - à la carte thereafter)

RSVP: Please RSVP stating your name, college, matriculation year and, should you wish to come in company, the name of your guest. Pre-payment of the full amount is required, which is non-refundable 14 days before the event. Please email the contacts below and payment details will be sent to you.

Contact: Please email Markus Brandstetter and Patrick Butz to book or with any queries

Lithuania

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Lithuania - Oxbridge Christmas Dinner

Date: Friday 22 December 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Dublis, Trakų 14, Vilnius 01132    

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their annual Christmas dinner. The dinner is fixed price with three courses (with vegetarian options). Dublis's Grafo Gallery has been reserved for the evening. Dress code is black tie.

Booking: Please RSVP by Monday, 18 December via the contact details below.

Cost: €38 per person (drinks are purchased individually) 

Contact: Please email Victoria Folk with any queries.

Spain

OUS Madrid - Christmas dinner with Cambridge Alumni Madrid

Date: Monday 11 December 2017

Time: 9pm

Venue: Restaurante Centro Riojano, Calle Serrano 25, 28001 Madrid, Spain

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their traditional Christmas dinner with the Cambridge Alumni Madrid group. Guest of honour will be H.E Simon Manley CMG, British Ambassador to Spain.

The Centro Riojano has prepared the following menu:

Welcome glass of cava
Buñuelos de queso

MENÚ
Crema de cangrejo con hinojo al azafrán, servido con costrones
+++
Menestra de 4 verduras riojanas
(Alcachofas, borraja, judías verdes y acelgas)
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2º (A ELEGIR):

Pavo relleno con albaricoques, castañas y jamón,
servido con arroz salvaje y semi-integral
o
Bacalao confitado con riojana y pilpil
+++
Carpaccio de piña con sorbete de mango y frutos rojos
+++
Cava, café y chupito
+++
Vino blanco Rueda verdejo (Mariano Ruíz)
Vino de Rioja Viña Zearra crianza (Bodegas Petralanda)

Partners, spouses and friends are all welcome to join. Dress code will be lounge suits for gentlemen, and cocktail for ladies.

Cost: €52 per person (inclusive of service and IVA), payable in advance

RSVP: By Thursday 7 December - payment details will be sent to you. Cancellations can be made up until three working days before the event. 

Contact: Please email Andrew Moore with any queries

Switzerland

Oxford & Cambridge Club of Geneva - 2017 Christmas dinner

Date: Thursday 14 December 2017

Time: 7-11pm

Venue: Cercle de la Terrasse, rue Jean-Gabriel Eynard 4, Geneva, Switzerland

Details: The groups invites alumni and students to join them for one of the biggest events in their social calendar - their annual Christmas dinner. Dress code for the event is black tie. There will be a reception from 7pm, with dinner served at 8pm and carriages at 11pm.

Cost: 90CHF per person

Contact: Please email Gregory Timofiejew with any queries and to book for the event

Ukraine

OUS Ukraine - Oxbridge Christmas Charity Event 

Date: Saturday 16 December 2017

Time: 5-9pm

Venue:  Hrushevsky Museum, Pankivska St, 9, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01033

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for their Christmas Charity event in Kyiv. The event will start with a short tour around the museum where participants will learn about Mykhailo Hrushevsky and his life, see the place where he lived, and have a festive occasion in his actual home place.

There will be live music and a DJ. A small buffet reception will also be included. Dress code is black tie.
 

Booking: Please complete the online booking form to book for the event.

Cost: UAH 1,000 standard (UAH 500 - for students). Your donation will cover your participation in the event and will go directly to our charity fund. Prepayments are highly encouraged.

Contact: Please email Oleg Akhtyrskyi with any queries.

North America

USA

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Midwest - The Charles Dickens’ London Christmas and Fezziwig Ball ​

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Time: 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Venue: University Club of St. Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55102, USA

Details: The Charles Dickens’ London Christmas and Fezziwig Ball is truly the highlight of the Twin Cities holiday party season. Wear your holiday finest and join the group for this celebrated club tradition. This exclusive evening kicks off with hors d’oeuvres and champagne at the stunning Livingston Griggs Mansion.

Once you’re fully in the holiday spirit after the reception, the group will gather at the University Club for a lavish Christmas buffet feast along with live music and dancing. It’s a night of holiday merriment, community, and good cheer. Dress code is smart/DJ or formal wear if you wish.

Cost: $100 per person

RSVP: To book for the event, please email group secretary Joel Pace.

 

Oxford Alumni Association of New York - Annual holiday reception

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue: The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, USA

Details: The group invites alumni and students to join them for an evening of festive cheer in New York. Please note that attendees need to be over 21 years old to be served alcohol.

Cost: $35 for OAANY dues-paying members, $45 for non dues-paying members and guests (ticket price includes two hours of open bar and charcuterie)

RSVP: To book for the event, please complete the online booking form. Please note that refunds are available until Friday, 8 December.

Contact: Please email David Rueger with any queries

 

OUS San Diego - Fall evening soiree

Date: Saturday 9 December 2017

Time: 6pm

Venue: The home of Drs John Newsam and Sharon Wampler, Bird Rock neighbourhood, San Diego, CA, USA (full address provided upon booking)

Details: The group invites alumni, students and guests to join them for their sixth annual fall evening soiree along with alumni from Cambridge and Harvard. There will be a wine and beer drinks reception, followed by a paella buffet dinner (vegetarian option available) and homemade sherry trifle dessert, and a chamber music recital by celebrated baroque violinist, Victoria Martino (Harvard). 

Guests and friends are most welcome and a few discounted student tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is always a very popular event and space is limited at this private alumni home, so early registration is strongly recommended.

Cost: $25 for students, $45 for alumni and guests

RSVP: To book for the event, please complete the online booking form.

Contact: Please email Caio Buzzolini with any enquiries.

Asia

China

Oxford & Cambridge Club Beijing - Annual Christmas ball

Date: Sunday 17 December 2017

Time: 5pm-10pm

Venue: The Grand Ballroom, Lower Ground, The Grand Hyatt Beijing, No.1 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China 

Details: The Oxford and Cambridge Club of Beijing in partnership with Columbia Business School warmly invite Oxonians and students to their Annual Ball, the highlight of the group's social calendar with more than 200 Oxbridge alumni and guests every year. Join the group for an evening to meet friends old and new, celebrate the year that has passed and toast a prosperous 2018.  

Enjoy a reception with free flowing wine and drinks, a three-course dinner, charity auction and raffle, and dance the night away.

Cost: ¥598 - 6,480

RSVP: To book for the event please complete the online booking form.

Contact: Please email Matthew Rose with any queries regarding the event.

 

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Hong Kong - Christmas cocktail party

Date: Tuesday 12 December 2017

Time: 6.30pm - 9pm

Venue: Garden Lounge, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central Hong Kong, China

Details: Former president and club member Gordon Jones will be the host for the group's annual charity Christmas cocktail party. This is one of the most popular events in the society's calendar. Drinks and canapes - including the ever-popular roast ham and mustard and Swiss raclette cheese - will be served.

As is tradition, any income generated from the event will be donated to charity and this year's chosen charity is UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Dress code is smart casual and mobile phones are not to be used in the club.

Cost: Advance tickets are HK$480 for members and HK$580 for non-members. The price for walk-in registration is HK$600 for members and non-members.

Contact: Please email the group and payment details will be sent to you.

India

Oxford & Cambridge Society of India - Christmas cocktails

Date: Thursday 14 December 2017

Time: 7-10pm

Venue: Blue Room, Delhi Gymkhana Club, 2, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi, 110011, India

Details: The group invites Oxonians past and present to raise a glass with fellow alumni over the festive season and spend an evening in festive cheer and fellowship. There will be mulled wine and Christmas cake to help warm the spirits.

Cost: Rs1250/- per head

Contact: Please email Rukmini Kumar to book for the event and payment details will be sent to you.

Japan

Oxford Alumni Club of Japan - Christmas party and professional networking

Date: Saturday 9 December 2017

Time: 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Venue: Tokyo Family Restaurant, 3F, Higashi 1-3-1, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, 150-0011, Japan

Details: The group invites alumni and students and guests to join them for an evening of their Christmas party. The event will be an excellent opportunity to connect past, present and future Oxonians in Japan in an informal manner. Dress code is festive!

Cost: 5,000JPY (drinks and canapés included. Please pay on the door)

RSVP: To book for the event, please complete the online booking form by Sunday 3 December. Cancellations after Monday 6 December will be charged in full.

Contact: Please email Warren Stanislaus with any enquiries

 

Cambridge & Oxford Society Tokyo - Christmas party

Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

Time: 6.30pm - 9pm

Venue: International House of Japan, 5 Chome-11-16 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan 

Details: Alumni and students are invited by the group to join them for their annual Christmas party. Students wishing to attend would need to become members of the society or attend the event as a guest of a member. Further details will follow in due course.

Cost: TBC

RSVP: TBC

Contact: Please email Alison Beale with any enquiries