"For someone in the very early stages of their career this talk was both thought-provoking and inspiring, and it was exciting to learn from one of the key leaders of the post-crisis world."
Hannah Roberts (2011, PPE)
"It was a wonderful evening at the Barbican, mixing with old friends and new, sharing our tastes in classical music over a tasty glass of wine! Another successful Young Univ event."
Dr Eoin Hyde (2008, Computer Science)
"We downed excellent Pimm's in the sunshine, while current Univ men and women carried their boats in and out, politely calling out to warn us not to be brained by swinging bows... We felt welcome and peculiarly at home."
Dr Seán Haldane (1961, English)
Univ Alumni Day 2016
Old Members and their guests were welcomed back to College on Saturday 17 September for a special programme of talks, tours and a drinks reception, organised as part of the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2016. Please click here to read a report kindly provided by Revd Alan Cook (1980, History).
1966 Golden Anniversary Reunion
The Class of 1966 celebrated their Golden Anniversary Reunion in College on 10 and 11 September 2016. Activities on the Saturday included lunch at Turl Street Kitchen, a guided tour of the Ashmolean, drinks in the Fellows’ Garden and Dinner in Hall. On the Sunday, guests enjoyed breakfast in Hall, a service in the Chapel, tour of the College with Director of Development William Roth and a barbecue lunch in the Master’s Garden. Please click here to read a report kindly provided by Alan Franks (1966, English). Please click here to watch a short video about the reunion.
The Master's Visit to Hong Kong and Singapore
The Master and William Roth, Director of Development and Fellow, visited Singapore and Hong Kong in July. A Dinner for Old Members was held at the Tower Club in Singapore on 5th July, kindly sponsored by Mr Ng Lak Chuan (1984, PPE), Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee and Lead Independent Director of The Manager, OUE C-REIT. Please click here to read a report on the Singapore Dinner kindly provided by Clarisse Girot (1994, Law). A Dinner for Old Members took place at the Shanghai Jade Restaurant, Hong Kong on 8th July, kindly hosted by Jun Tung Wu (1996, Maths) and organised by Gigi Woo (1992, Law). Please click here to read a report on the Hong Kong Dinner kindly provided by Kamni Bharwani (1997, PPE).
Univ in the City: Antony Jenkins
All Old Members and Friends of Univ were invited to an evening drinks reception on Monday 20th June in the magnificent surroundings of Goldsmiths' Hall, London as part of our Univ in the City series of speaker and networking events that bring together our community of Old Members in the City. Guest speaker was Univ Old Member Antony Jenkins (1979, PPE), former Group Chief Executive of Barclays plc. Please click here to view photographs from the event and to read a report kindly provided by Hannah Roberts (1991, PPE).
The Martlet Ensemble
The Martlet Ensemble made their final appearance of the academic year on 11th June, with a concert in Univ Chapel and music by Samuel Barber, Frank Bridge and Gerald Finzi. The players were joined by two of our current students; Frederick Waxman (2014, Philosophy & Psychology) as the oboe soloist in Finzi's Interlude for strings and oboe, and Isla Ratcliff (2014, Music) as second violin in the wonderful Bridge Idylls. Director of Music Giles Underwood sang Barber's Dover Beach to round off the concert and the year. Please click here to read a review kindly provided by John Dewey.
Young Univ: LSO
Univ Old Members aged 35 and under were invited to join us at the Barbican on 9th June for an exclusive performance by the London Symphony Orchestra. With thanks to Fabienne Morris (2004, Music) for kindly hosting this event.
Members of the 1249 Society joined us for a private drinks reception at Univ Boat House, followed by a barbecue, at this year's Summer Eights on Saturday 28th May. All Univ Old Members, rowers and spectators, and their guests joined us later on for the Master's Reception at Summer Eights, to cheer on the Univ crews and to enjoy a pop-up cafe in the sunshine. To view photographs and report kindly provided by Catriona Bourne (2011, Music), please click here.
Membership of the 1249 Society is open to all members of the College. To find out more about membership levels and benefits, please click here.
2016 was definitely one of the most successful years for Univ, finishing as the College with the second to most bumps (out of 36 colleges!) and with no crew getting bumped over the four days. Congratulations to all the rowers, coxes and coaches on this impressive achievement. For more results and photographs, please click here.