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18 September 2010: Mathematics Dinner

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A dinner was held in Hall to mark the retirement of Michael Vaughan-Lee on 18th September this year. Michael was a dedicated tutor for many, many generations of Mathematics undergraduates at Christ Church.


13 September - Board of Benefactors' Gaudy

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On 13th September, Christ Church hosted its first ever Board of Benefactors' Gaudy; our special way of saying thank you to all Benefactors who have donated so generously to the House.

25 May - 29 August: The Firing Line - Depictions of Conflict

Christ Church Picture Gallery

The collector and military-man General John Guise (1683 – 1765) left his impressive art collection to Christ Church, his former college. Among the almost 2000 Old Master drawings are many with a military topic. Is this is a mere coincidence or do they illustrate the General’s own interest and taste? The exhibition showed over thirty drawings, ranging from a depiction of the war-god Mars by Rubens to whole compositional drawings of battle scenes by the Florentine artist Niccolò Circignani.

18 June: Boat Club Society Dinner

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The 2010 Annual Boat Club Society Dinner was held in Hall on Friday 18th June. The Boat Club were celebrating a fourth consecutive headship.

26 - 29 May: Summer Eights Week

Christ Church Boat House

2009 was a vintage year for Christ Church and 2010 was just as succesful with the Mens' 1st Torpid retaining their headship in March and the Mens' 1st VIII rowing over Head during Eights Week in May. For a full report please visit the new Boat Club News page.


Christ Church Association Rugby Gaudy

Christ Church, 30th September 2008

Nearly seventy former and current members of Christ Church RFC gathered together for a Rugby Gaudy  in Hall last month.  The guest list spanned those who had matriculated in the early 1950s to current undergraduates who had entered the House as recently as 2007.  There was also a fantastic turnout from members of the famous Cuppers winning teams of 1974, 1975 and 1979.

Christ Church Association Dinner

Christ Church, 20th September 2008

Old members had the opportunity to say goodbye to Professor Christopher Butler, the much loved and respected English Tutor, at the annual Association Dinner in September.   Professor Butler was presented with a book full of tributes from his former graduate and undergraduate students and a print of Christ Church.

Christ Church Commemoration Ball 2008

Christ Church, 14th June 2008

Over 150 old members and guests joined current members of the House for a spectacular evening of entertainment within the glorious setting of Tom Quad and the gardens of Christ Church.  A banquet in Hall, a speech by Shakespeare, horse and carriage rides, dodgems, rock bands and the worlds largest chocolate fountain were among the multitude of attractions on offer to guests at this year's Ball.  A full write up by the Ball Committee will feature in the Michaelmas 2008 edition of Christ Church Matters.

Christ Church Association Christmas

Waddesdon Manor, 15th November 2007

Old members enjoyed a special treat on 15th November with a tour of Waddesdon Manor, adorned with sumptious Christmas decorations inside and out and populated by ballet dancers and children dressed as characters from the tales of Hans Christian Andersen.  Especially memorable were the rooms representing the tale of the 'Princess and the Pea' and a delightful 'Thumbelina'.  A delicous three course supper was served in the Manor Restaurant and hosted by Simon Offen, the Association Chairman, and his wife Kathryn. Christ Church would like to thank them both for giving our old members such a warm welcome and a thoroughly delightful evening.

OU Intercollegiate Alumni Golf Tournament

Frilford Heath Golf Club, 23rd March 2007

The Christ Church team, captained by Robert Seward (1965), was triumphant at this year's intercollegiate golf tournament.  The team won by a comfortable margin (7 points) in only the second year that Housemen have entered the competition.  The trophy was presented to representatives of the team at a prize giving dinner hosted by St Peter's College, who organised this year's tournament.  The top performance of the day came from James Philpott (1990), who scored 41 points on the Red Course.  To read the tournament newsletter, please click here.

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