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eMatters June 2013

Christ Church eMatters: Association Dinner and Drama

On Saturday 21st September 2013, Members, family and friends are invited to dine in Hall and enjoy an exciting three course Elizabethan dinner whilst watching a double bill of Elizabethan drama: William Gager’s Dido and Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage.

Performed by Early Drama at Oxford (EDOX) Gager’s play will be performed just as it was in his day, by an all-male cast of current undergraduates. The production will be directed by Professor Elisabeth Dutton. Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, will be performed by the critically-acclaimed theatre company from King Edward VI School, Stratford, directed by Perry Mills.

Tickets are £45 per person, including a pre-performance drinks reception, dinner and wines. Booking forms can be downloaded from our website.

The Association AGM will take place at 4.30pm that afternoon in the Lee Building, and this is also one of the days of the Oxford Alumni Weekend:

Firle Place

Oxford University Summer Shakespeare Tour

This year the Oxford University Dramatic Society in association with Thelma Holt is producing The Comedy of Errors for its annual summer Shakespeare tour. Set in Malaga, this darkly humorous modern-dress production showcases the best acting and directing talent from Oxford undergrads. The production opens in Oxford on August 6th at the University Church in the Bodleian Square. There is a 10% discount on tickets for Oxford alumni  -  just quote 'oxalumni' when booking.

Rhodes Scholars

29 September - South West Event: Topsham, Exeter

The Christ Church Association is pleased to invite all Members of the House, Families and Friends to a Sunday gathering on the 29th September in Topsham, Exeter.

Enjoy a day of tours and wine tastings at Pebblebed Vineyard and Dart's Farm, followed by a three-course Sunday lunch.

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Dinner and Drama

27 September - 1980s Boat Club Dinner

On Friday 27th September anyone who rowed during the 1980s, at any level, is invited to a reunion dinner at 8pm in the McKenna Room. 

The evening will begin with drinks at the Boat House from 6pm or so, and will conclude in the Buttery. There will also be the opportunity to take a boat out should you wish on the Friday or Saturday.

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Topsham Exeter

6 November - Medics Event at the Royal College of Surgeons

Medics and scientists, past and present, are invited to a special event at the Royal College of Surgeons on Wednesday 6th November.

The evening will begin with a talk by Professor Simon Kay (1970), Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Professor James Neuberger (1968), Medical Director of NHS Blood and Transplant. They will be discussing 'Are new developments in transplantation sinister or inspiring?'

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5th Year Reunion

20 November - 5th Year Reunion, 2006-2008

Celebrate five years since you were at the House, with a Reunion of 2006, 2007 and 2008 matriculands at the Oxford and Cambridge Club.

The reception will be held on 20th November from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Wine, beer, soft drinks and canapes will be served.

We are asking for a contribution of £15 per person.

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Temptations to Devotion

Picture Gallery Exhibition: Temptations to Devotion

The use of images for religious devotion has always been controversial. The Mosaic law forbids the worshipping of images and it was the tension between this prohibition and the desire for visual manifestations of the divine in which
icons, altarpieces and other material objects developed.  Periods of image destruction alternated with intense image production and worship. 

This exhibition displays thirty three drawings showing varied stages in such creations – from individual figure studies to finished compositions.

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Win two tickets to Kenwood House concerts!

To celebrate the return of English Heritage’s summer concert season at Kenwood House in Hampstead, we have a pair of tickets to give away to the Choral Greats Firework Spectacular on Saturday 24 August.

The Royal Choral Society together with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, will perform an evening of the greatest choral classics ever written. 

Christ Church alumni can get 20% off Standard Entry tickets. To redeem the offer simply enter the code CCAKENWOOD when booking online at

To enter the competition simply answer the following question:
Which orchestra will perform at Kenwood House in the Opera Alfresco concert on Saturday 31 August?

Click here to submit your answer.

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