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24 - 27 March 2011: Special Interest Weekend at Christ Church 'Blood & Roses'

The Wars of the Roses, that forty year struggle between the Houses of Lancaster and York, is a familiar theme in English historical memory. But how many of us know the origins and consequences of this prolonged warfare? The conflict, both political and military, dominated English affairs in the latter half of the fifteenth century and culminatedin the accession of Henry VII and the founding of a new ruling dynasty: The Tudors.

12 March: Family Programme Luncheon, Christ Church

Family Programme Members were invited to the annual Luncheon in Hall on Saturday 12th March 2011. This popular occasion provided a unique opportunity for family members of our undergraduates to meet together and share their experiences of Christ Church. Tutors and other members of the Christ Church Governing Body were also invited.

12 February 2011 - Oxford University Alumni Careers Day

Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London, 9:30am - 5pm

The first alumni careers day exclusively for Oxford University alumni was aimed as mid-career professionals who wanted a boost to their career, or who were looking to change direction.

30 January 2011 - Norfolk Lunch

Lingwood, Norfolk, 12.30pm

Old Member Catherine Blaiklock (1981) kindly invited all Christ Church alumni living in Norfolk to an informal buffet lunch at her house on Sunday 30th January 2011 at 12.30pm. It was certainly a sociable and convivial meal! Spouses, partners and friends were welcomed too!

25 August - 19 December: Sacred Faces - Icons in Oxford

Christ Church Picture Gallery

Icons are used in the Eastern Orthodox Church to focus worshippers' prayers. Their form and function have hardly changed over the last fifteen centuries and their spiritual message is retained even in a museum setting. This exhibition will show Greek and Russian icons from the Picture Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum which are normally not on view.

13 December - An English Christmas

Christ Church Cathedral Choir, St John's, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA, 7.30pm

Christmas Treasures
Introduced by Howard Goodall

The world-famous Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford perform a programme of traditional carols interspersed with Christmas music by some of the greatest and best-loved English composers. Last year, we sold out of tickets for this extraordinary evening. 

9th December - Varsity Rugby Match

Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, TW1 1DZ - Kick off 2pm

After the success of our Twickenham event last year we decided to repeat the event this year. We joined with the University to offer you the best package we could at Twickenham this December.

28 November - Advent Carol Service

Christ Church Cathedral, 5:30pm

The Advent Carol Service always proves enormously popular and this year we welcomed old guests and new. The service was held on the last Sunday of Michaelmas term, 28th November 2010.

11 November - Remembrance Day Concert

Christ Church Cathedral 8.00 pm

This Armistice Day concert featured two great masterpieces Mozart composed in 1791, the final year of his life.

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
Requiem in D minor, K.626

4 November: Lawyers' Drinks Reception

Freshfields, 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HS

A drinks reception for Old Members working in the legal sector, generously hosted by Old Member Ian Frost (1990), who works at Freshfields on Fleet Street.


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