Friday 6 July 2018: Annual dinner
Time: 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR
Details: Join the group for their annual dinner with special guests Sir Martin and Lady Elise Smith, founder of Oxford’s Smith School of Entrepreneurship and the Environment, former Chairperson of the National Opera, City Grandee, and Conductor Extraordinaire.
The evening will comprise a prosecco reception in the college grounds, followed by a three-course meal with fine wines and port, prepared by a Michelin/Egon Ronay starred chef in the wonderful Old Dining Hall, dating from the 1650s.
Download the menu.
RSVP date: Please RSVP by Friday, 29 June 2018 at the latest.
Booking: To book for the event, please download and complete the booking form and return it to the address stated on the form, together with your payment. For any enquiries, please email group chairman Carl Wells.
Welcome to the Oxfordshire group of the Oxford University Society (OUS). Run by a small, enthusiastic group of volunteers, OUS Oxfordshire is focused on bringing together alumni of all ages, backgrounds and interests through activities and event and keeping you informed through our website and other channels.
OUS Oxfordshire events programme
Like other groups, each year we seek to offer a programme of events, which typically includes visits and walks and dinners and talks, drawing on the wealth of alumni and resources that the University of Oxford community offers.
Last year's Annual Dinner at Wadham College featured a short tour and talk offering a fascinating insight into the College and Chapel, followed by the dinner and guest speaker, Louise Richardson, the Vice Chancellor. We also ran our very successful historically-themed walking tours of Oxford, hosted by former OUS Oxfordshire Chairman Alastair Lack.
Other events have included quiz nights, visits to historical houses, and various sport-themed events. In 2016, the guest speaker at our Annual Dinner was Michael Beloff QC and, in 2015, Will Hutton - the distinguished political economist and journalist at the Guardian and Observer.
Hutton, who is also Principal of Hertford College and Chair of the Big Innovation Centre, spoke with characteristic passion about a range of topics, including innovation, and his views stimulated thoughtful questions and further debate. Formal proceedings at that event were rounded off by a brief update from the Oxford Alumni Office.
Get in touch and join us
OUS Oxfordshire is your platform for professional networking in Oxfordshire and we would love to hear from you, and get you involved in our work and activities. Please email group chairman Carl Wells if you are interested in volunteering at whatever level.
We meet regularly as a group in central Oxford and welcome ideas and contributions. If you are not already a member of the group and would like to join its mailing list and receive notifications about future events, please subscribe to the group's mailing list.