Oxford & Cambridge Society of Midwest/OUS Midwest - Wine Tasting

About 20 alumni from the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Midwest and OUS Midwest attended what was a grand wine tasting event on Friday 5 June at the Minneapolis Club, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Oxford & Cambridge Society of Midwest Society Secretary Joel Pace (standing on the right), welcomed all as the event host. Those who attended participated and shared in terrific conversation and a little bit of bubbly - what a fun time, sipping six or seven wines and sharing Oxford days, past, present and future. 

OUS Leeds & Bradford - Visit to Farnley Hall

Some 25 members and guests gathered outside Farnley Hall in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, 3 June for a guided tour of the ground floor rooms of the 17th Century Grade-I listed house.

Farnley Hall is the family home of the Horton-Fawkes family and is a little gem just outside Otley in the Wharfe Valley. The Fawkes family have lived in the Valley for centuries but the hall was rebuilt in the late eighteenth century to a design from John Carr of York for Walter Fawkes.

OUS Victoria - Post Work Panacea

A group of Oxford alumni gathered at the Henley Club in Melbourne at the end of May to hear Rhodes Scholar Josh Funder talk about his book, Watson’s Pier, recently launched to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the campaign at Gallipoli.

Tattered chairs, a raffish club and a long rainy trek down a dark lane on a winter's night didn't deter a terrific group gathering at the Henley Club for OUS Victoria's first "Post Work Panacea" event where we had a terrific discussion of Watson's Pier.

OUS Leeds & Bradford - Annual Dinner, May 2015

Some 16 members and guests sat down for their Annual Dinner at Devonshire Hall with the guest speaker Dr Nicholas Harberd of St John’s College, Sibthorpian professor of Plant Science.

The meal was most acceptable (soup or tapas, lamb, salmon or Mushroom Wellington, chocolate mousse or pear and almond tart).

After this, our guest - who grew up in Adel, Leeds before he went to Cambridge - told the assembled members about the problems a scientist like himself has in a world class university like Oxford - a fascinating 15 minute summary of his work.