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Alumni Weekend in Asia

The Alumni Weekend in Asia will take place 24-26 March 2017 in vibrant Singapore. Alumni and their guests are warmly invited to a range of social and academic events, including talks highlighting Oxford’s latest research, a black tie gala dinner and brunch at the British High Commissioner’s residence.

Many college and department dinners are taking place in Hong Kong from Tuesday 21 March to Thursday 23 March, including the Panel discussion and alumni reception. You can find all the details on the China Office website.


Below is an overview of the activities that will take place over the weekend. Click on the right hand banner to view each of the events.



Friday 24 March 2017

Alumni dinners

Evening activities in locations around Singapore


Saturday 25 March 2017

Academic programme

8.30am-5pm, Marina Bay Sands, Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

A full day of academic sessions and lunch, starting with an optional continental breakfast.

University gala reception and dinner - Sold out

7.30-11pm, Flower Field Hall, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Black tie dinner in the Flower Field Hall overlooking the Marina Bay skyline and the colourful displays of one of the largest glass greenhouses in the world. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Flower Dome before the start of the reception from 6.45pm.


Sunday 26 March 2017

Brunch at the British High Commissioner’s residence - Sold out

11am-1pm, Eden Hall, 28 Nassim Road Singapore 258403

Set in tropical gardens, Eden Hall was built in 1904 in the late Edwardian-classical Revival style and has been the Residence of the British High Commissioner since Singapore’s Independence in 1965.

Comedies, histories and tragedies: an exhibition of the First Folio

1-5pm, National Library of Singapore, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064

This is an opportunity to view first hand one of the Bodleian’s two copies of William Shakespeare’s First Folio. Admission is free.

The Row for Hope Oxford and Cambridge alumni boat race

2.30-6pm, Passion Wave @ Marina Bay (Marina Barrage Channel)

The annual boat race in Singapore between Oxford and Cambridge alumni, organised in partnership with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS).



Lord Patten
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The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

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Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor

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Adrian Briggs

Professor Adrian Briggs QC (Hons)

Sir Richard Gozney Fellow and Tutor at St Edmund Hall.

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Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart

Professor of the Law of Contract.

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David Clark

Professor David Clark

Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology.

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Artur Ekert

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Professor Artur Ekert

Professorial Fellow in Quantum Physics and Cryptography.

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Rhonda Hadi

Dr Rhonda Hadi

Associate Professor of Marketing at Saïd Business School.

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Jim Hall

Professor Jim W Hall FREng

Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, Director of the Environmental Change Institute.

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Rhodri Lewis

Professor Rhodri Lewis

Professor of English Literature; Director of the Ertegun House.

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Richard Ovenden

Bodley's Librarian, senior executive of the Bodleian Libraries.

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Grace Sai

Grace Sai

CEO and Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore (St John’s, 2009, MBA and Skoll Scholar).

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Nigel Shadbolt

Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Principal of Jesus College and Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science.

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Ben Sheldon

Professor Ben Sheldon

Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology and Director of the Edward Grey Institute.

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