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11 November: Nineties & Noughties London Drinks

This is a chance for younger alumni to enjoy a fun, relaxed evening of socializing and networking at Zebrano Bar on Greek Street, London (near Tottenham Court Road).

Tickets must be purchased in advance and the price of £11 includes a drink and nibbles. Please ensure you bring identification if you look under 25. You are welcome to arrive from 6pm onwards.


18 September 2011: Christ Church Association Day

The Christ Church Association Family Day, Sunday lunch in Hall and AGM took place on Sunday 18 September. Not only was it a good excuse to worship in the cathedral that day, but we also organised a talk on the stained glass windows, a port tasting led by Jasper Morris of Berry Brothers, a special exhibition in the Upper Library, an Alice tour for children (and yes Harry Potter will get a mention), and tea! 

10 September 2011: 1961 Reunion Dinner

An evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of your matriculation at Christ Church.

On Saturday 10th September 2011 a reunion dinner was held in the Hall for all those who matriculated in 1961.  A drinks reception in the Deanery at 7.15pm wa followed by dinner.

25 June 2011: Christ Church Commemoration Ball

Commemoration Balls are traditionally the most opulent Balls in Oxford and the only ones which are White Tie; the Christ Church Commemoration Ball 2011 was no different. Starting with an Opening Ceremony in Tom Quad, including champagne and canapés, the gates to the main event in the beautiful gardens of Christ Church opened at 10.15pm.

24 June 2011: Boat Club Society Dinner

The 2011 Annual Boat Club Society Dinner was held on 24 June 2011 in Hall. This year the President and officers of the club invited members to celebrate the successes the Boat Club had already enjoyed at Torpids where the Men’s 1st boat retained the Headship and the Women’s 2nd boat won blades.


18 & 19 June 2011: The Christ Church Association Ireland Event

On a peninsula to the north of Dublin, with breathtaking views over the Bay, sits Howth Castle. It is 13th century in origin but much altered subsequently, notably in the mid 18th century and in 1910 by Lutyens. Thanks to Old Member Julian Gaisford St. Lawrence (1976) the Association held a black tie dinner here on Saturday 18th June 2011.

On Sunday 19th June we were also very fortunate that the Hon. Dr Desmond Guinness (1951) invited Association members to visit Leixlip Castle, with origins in the 12th century, for a private tour and lunch. Later on in the evening, Lord Rosse invited House men and women to Birr Castle for a light supper and concert of chamber music. 

4 June 2011: Pimms Party at the Christ Church Boat Club

The Christ Church Association invited all members and family members who wished to support the crews at Summer Eights to an informal Pimms’ party at the Christ Church Boat House on Saturday 4th June, 1pm to 5pm.


6 May - Christ Church Paris Dinner: L’Atelier Maître Albert

Oxford University held the European Alumni Weekend in Paris from the 6th to the 8th May 2011 and Christ Church hosted its very own dinner on Friday 6th at L’Atelier Maître Albert, 1 rue Maître Albert, 75005 Paris, at 8.30pm. The restaurant, which is part of Guy Savoy’s empire, was a short walk from the Sorbonne where the University held the opening reception for the Alumni Weekend.


5 May 2011 - Patrons' Lecture: Sculpture and the Sculptural in Renaissance Painting

The first Christ Church Picture Gallery Patrons’ Lecture was given by Dr Nicholas Penny (Director of the National Gallery, London) in Blue Boar Lecture Theatre at 6pm on 5 May 2011. The title of the talk was 'Sculpture and the Sculptural in Renaissance Painting'.

Contact: Picture Gallery +44 (0)1865 276172

14 April 2011, 6.30pm - Thuillier Gallery Private Tour

William Thuillier (1966) and the Christ Church Association invited Members of the House and their guests to join them at William’s gallery for a behind the scenes tour and specialist advice on Old Master paintings. William spoke about a number of the pictures which he has in his showroom; why he bought them, what is special about them, and the techniques the artists employed in their creation.

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