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OUS Victoria

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OUS Victoria (OUSV) is one of the University of Oxford’s 200+ official alumni groups around the world.

The group was established in 1996 and, while based in Melbourne, does reach out to alumni based elsewhere in the state of Victoria. For instance there is a group of alumni in Geelong who get together for their own events.

We are a vibrant and friendly group of alumni with a diverse age range who meet on a regular basis for social events and to hear interesting speakers.

We plan our events to appeal to as many people as possible, and incorporate drinks after work, regular lunches, and guest speaker occasions.

Our flagship event is our annual dinner, to which we regularly welcome around 100 people, to hear a guest speaker and to catch up with other alumni. We work closely with the Cambridge Society and also have networking drinks with alumni from the Ivy League.

Our annual freshers' farewell party is always a great success. The event gives new students a connection to Oxford and the opportunity to learn from the experiences of those who went up before them. When freshers return as alumni, they form an important part of the younger element in the group. 

There are over 900 Oxford alumni in Victoria, of whom some 400 are members of the OUSV. Have a look at what we do on Facebook – we’re there as OUSV - and find us on the Oxford Alumni Community network.

Email Secretary Emma McCarroll.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 19 June 2018: Tuesday tipple with the Cambridge Society of Victoria
Time: 6pm - 8pm
VenueBeer Deluxe, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Details: Join the group for their regular Tuesday tipple with fellow Oxonians and Cambridge alumni at this popular city venue.
Cost: Pay for your own consumption
Booking: No booking required - please email secretary Emma McCarroll with any enquiries.

Thursday 28 June 2018: Kelvin Club lunch with guest speaker Jessica Swan, ABC journalist, on 'Islam and the West'
Time: 12.30pm for 1pm
VenueThe Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Details: Further details will follow.
Cost: AUD$48 for members and their guests, AUD$58 for non-members.
Booking: Please register for the event by emailing secretary Emma McCarroll.

Thursday 19 July 2018: Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League Networking Drinks
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Atrium on 35, Sofitel Hotel, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Details: Join the group for their regular networking drinks with fellow Oxonians and Cambridge and Ivy League alumni on 
Cost: Pay for your own consumption
Booking: No booking required - please email secretary Emma McCarroll with any enquiries.

Thursday 9 August 2018: Freshers' Farewell
Time: 
6pm
Details: The group requests the pleasure of your company at a function to say farewell and good luck to this year’s freshers. Refreshments (drinks and finger food) will be provided.
Venue: Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Level 52, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000 
Booking: Please register for the event by Thursday 2 August by completing the online booking form. Please email Hannah Gould with any enquiries.

Saturday 25 August 2018: Annual dinner with guest speaker Professor Karen Day of the University of Melbourne
Time: 7pm
VenueThe Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Details: Join OUS Victoria (OUSV) in celebrating another great year at their annual dinner for 2018. In order to warmly welcome new freshers to the OUSV community, and to provide a preview of the many formal dinners they will enjoy at Oxford, the group are this year offering specially discounted tickets (please see below).
Cost: AUD$135 (reduced price of AUD$70 for freshers, who are also invited to bring one guest to the dinner (at full price)) 
Booking: Please register for the event by completing the online booking form. Please email Hannah Gould with any enquiries.

Thursday 27 September 2018: Kelvin Club lunch with guest speaker TBA
Time: 12.30pm for 1pm
Venue: The Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Details: Further details will follow.
Cost: AUD$48 for members, AUD$58 for non-members.
Booking: Please register for the event by emailing secretary Emma McCarroll.

Thursday 22 November 2018: Kelvin Club lunch with guest speaker TBA
Time: 12.30pm for 1pm
VenueThe Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Details: Further details will follow.
Cost: AUD$48 for members, AUD$58 for non-members.
Booking: Please register for the event by emailing secretary Emma McCarroll.