OUS Victoria - Boat Race Annual Dinner
Date and time: 6.30pm for 7pm, Friday 20 April 2018
Venue: The Savage Club, 12 Bank Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Details: The group invites Oxonians to join them for their Annual Boat Race Dinner with the Cambridge Society of Victoria. A recording of the boat race will be shown at the event (the actual date of the men's and women's races is Saturday 24 March). The dinner is not black tie but the group does encourage anyone who can muster a blazer (rowing or otherwise) to wear it. Otherwise, dress code is jacket and tie for men and equivalent dress for women. Seats are always in high demand so those wishing to attend are advised to book early. The cost is AUD$90 per head.
Booking: Please register for the event by emailing secretary Emma McCarroll and payment details will be sent to you.
Flying the flag for Oxford
Some 30 Oxford and joint Oxford and Cambridge alumni groups around the world – from Bristol and Edinburgh to Karachi, Toronto and Moscow – hosted events to mark the annual Oxford vs Cambridge boat race last month.
Cambridge dominated as both their women’s and men’s teams triumphed on the water against Oxford.
But Oxonians did not let Cambridge’s resounding victory dampen their spirits as they cheered on the Dark Blues.
More than 50 Oxonians and friends gathered in the German capital for OUS Berlin’s screening of the competition, with two lucky attendees winning metal Oxford bookmarks for successfully guessing the finishing times.
“There was a lot of fun to be had for those who don’t usually follow the race and we made sure to equip everyone with an Oxford flag!” said group President Ottilie Klein.
Meanwhile OUS Brussels held their regular mixer event for Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Brussels, to coincide with a screening of the boat race, with 40 people attending.
And around 10 Oxonians gathered in Barcelona for OUS Barcelona-Catalonia's screening of the race.
"Despite the unusual heavy rain in Barcelona, there was a cheerful atmosphere," said group Coordinator Serena Lunardi.
"An overwhelming majority of Oxonians were cheering "Let's go Oxford! Let's go!" but unfortunately this did not change the results and we had to tip our hats to Cambridge at the end!"
Alumni group boat race events were also held in Lithuania, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, the USA and the Netherlands, among other places.
Further events will follow in the coming weeks. To find out what is happening near you, please see below for more details.