Dear Member of the House,
Seventh week is upon us. Despite the days, hours spent in the Library, and tempers getting shorter; and mornings in bed, queues outside the Nurse’s room, and battels getting longer; there is still plenty of colour to the Meadows’ trees. We are waiting for the first hard frost to do its work on the leaves, and indeed on Brussels sprouts.
Nonetheless Advent is coming in 6 days, with the Advent Carol Service and Family Programme mulled wine and mince pie reception this Sunday, the 1st December. There are only 15 training days left to the Varsity match on 12th December; do sign up to join the Christ Church party on the bus, in the car park, and in the Blues Village. Culture of a different sort is on offer a week later with the Choir’s St John’s Smith Square Christmas concert on the 18th , and also with the Centenary Conference to mark Hugh Trevor-Roper’s birth, in Oxford on 11th January.
You also have 23 days left to see the current, magnificent, Picture Gallery exhibition: “Beauty, Grace and Power: The horse in drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque” which is on until the 23rd December, (the gallery is closed on Tuesdays).
Time is less of an issue with the Commemoration Ball on 21st June 2014, however tickets are limited so look out for your Michaelmas Christ Church Matters, which should be with you by Christmas, or check the website for booking details. Alumni tickets will be available at the beginning of Hilary Term, when an email will be sent out to announce the fact. There are some sponsorship and advertising deals available for those interested, and for those who would like a number of tickets. It will be a great event and I hope Members will ensure the atmosphere in the Alumni area is even better than two years ago.
In the meantime Seasons Greetings from all six and three halves of us in the Development and Alumni Office.