OUS Victoria - Seeing Stars!....a Public Lecture on Galaxies & Black Holes

More than 300 people attended a public lecture at the University of Swinburne to hear Roger Davies, Oxford’s Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, on the evening of Friday, 4 September.

The general lecture was entitled 'Galaxies and Black Holes', and gave an overview of the properties of galaxies and black holes. The abstract is below. The appreciative audience ranged in age from a retired Vice Chancellor in his eighties, to university students and school children as young as ten.

OUS Munich - Queen's Six Concert

British flair from Windsor Castle in Munich. The Queen’s Six Concert at the Theatinerkirche at the end of August was the crowning finale of the British Ensemble’s successful Germany Tour. Oxford Alumni Society Members and their guests were delighted to be there. From the front rows of a spectacularly crowded church, we could fully engage in a both captivating and sophisticated musical performance.

OUS Victoria - Farewell to Freshers Event

On 27 August 2015 we once again gave our ‘Farewell to Freshers’ in honour of the latest generation of Victorians going up to Oxford.  The generous hospitality of the Boston Consulting Group not only provided us with a fine setting, refreshments, and a beautiful 52nd floor view: it also reminded us all of the exciting career opportunities that await those with the Oxford advantage. Some 40 alumni and freshers were in attendance.

OUS Victoria - Annual Dinner

The highlight of the Oxford University Society in Victoria’s calendar is the Annual Dinner and this year was no exception. Held on August 8, close to 100 members and guests enjoyed a convivial evening of excellent company, fine food (smoked salmon, lamb Wellington, crème brûlée) , fine wine (shiraz, chardonnay, champagne) and an exceptional, thought-provoking and entertaining presentation by our Guest Speaker, Professor Glyn Davis, AC, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Melbourne.

Vancouver Oxford & Cambridge Society - 'Kidnic' 2015

The Vancouver Oxford & Cambridge Society’s (VOCS) held their child-friendly garden party in the garden of the UK consul general (“Kidnic”) earlier this month (July). 

More than 60 big and little people attended and sated themselves on Pimm’s skillfully mixed by Alan Lund, tea, scones, cream, strawberries, cucumber, egg salad and peanut butter sandwiches, as well as wonderful asparagus and bacon roll-ups, and a selection of ‘tea-suitable’ biscuits.