Joint group celebrations in Munich
Oxonians from two German alumni groups came together to socialise in style at the world-renowned Oktoberfest in Munich this month.
OUS Munich has traditionally held an event around the Oktoberfest for the past several years.
This year around 40 Oxonians attended their get-together, including Brian Melican, Oxford contact for the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hamburg.
The joint outing came about after Brian was looking at other groups’ websites last summer with a view to increasing their contacts and noticed the Munich event.
“We all had such a good time together last year, that I said I'd go back this year…and go back I did!,” he added.
“It was excellent – Caroline [Weimann, OUS Munich’s joint president) and her committee are consummate hosts!
“There was a great mix of ages and backgrounds and – after a nice quiet start – we finished the evening in style standing on the benches!”
The Hamburg group are now looking at other opportunities to collaborate with the Munich group beyond their annual Oktoberfest pilgrimage…
Image (left to right): Brian Melican of the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Hamburg and Caroline Weimann and Matthias Beestermöller, both of OUS Munich.