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October 2013

We’ve been busy since the last e-Matters with a plethora of events for you: The Noughties had  a drinks party in London, the well behaved 1958 and 1963 years had reunions in Hall. The Rhodes House scholars had a supper party and listened to Edward de Bono extolling the pacifying virtues of Marmite, the 1980’s rowers held a dinner and lauded the benefits of resveratrol in red wine and port. Guests at the Association Dinner and Drama in Hall had a splendid Elizabethan evening but had to sharpen up their Latin, Benefactors and guests at a reception at Spencer House were treated to an evening amidst the finest Georgian splendour, but knives were sharpened in the excellent talk on “Collisions in Coalition” by Michael Dobbs. The years 1966-71 packed Hall for their Gaudy, dining on lobster and fillet of beef, the families of this year’s Freshers crowded into Hall for tea and Victoria sponge, in the first Family Programme event of the year.

Yet still we are not done with keeping you in touch with each other and with the House!
Featured below are some exciting events, none more so than the first event for a number of years aimed mainly, but certainly not exclusively, at Medics and Scientists. We are very fortunate to have a discussion led by Professors Simon Kay (1970), and James Neuberger (1968), on 'Are new developments in transplantation sinister or inspiring? With drinks and canapés afterwards, and the chance to chat and network with members of all ages this is surely one to book now!

Although the schedule at Christ Church is hectic I am certain Samuel Butler’s view no longer holds true: “The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.”

We hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,

Simon Offen
Vice President, Christ Church Association & Deputy Development Director.

Firle Place

6 November - Medics Event at the Royal College of Surgeons

Alumni 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?'

Drinks and canapés will be served from 7.45pm.

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Rhodes Scholars

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 in the Princess Marie-Louise Room on 20th November from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Wine, beer, soft drinks and canapes will be served.

Tickets are £15 per person and can be booked online.

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Dinner and Drama

12 December - Varsity Rugby Match

This year's Varsity Rugby match will be taking place at Twickenham on Thursday 12th December.

Christ Church will be providing a transport and ticket package for £95pp (including return coach, entry to the Blues Village, a top price match ticket, lunch and drinks). Other packages are available.

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Topsham Exeter

18 December - St John's, Smith Square

As part of the Annual Christmas Festival at St John's, Smith Square, the Christ Church Cathedral Choir will perform a programme of much-loved Christmas music on Wednesday 18th December.

The concert will be presented by Howard Goodall and a reception will follow.

Tickets are priced between £10 and £25.

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5th Year Reunion

11 January - Old Etonian Dinner

On the 11th January, all Old Etonians who were at the House are invited back to enjoy a sumptuous reunion dinner in Hall. At 350, Etonians comprise the greatest number of contemporary old members.. 

The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the Deanery, followed by a four course dinner with wines. The cost of the event is £75pp. 

Invitations have been sent out and should be reaching you shortly.

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