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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.

Geography Dinner

17 March 2007

For the first time in House history, Christ Church hosted a reunion black-tie dinner for Christ Church Geographers and their guests.  Dr Paul Coones gave an exciting lecture about Sir Halford Mackinder before a drinks reception and Dinner in Hall.  Grace was read by Robert Frost - the first Geographer to matriculate at the House in 1963, and Sam Bickersteth (1980) spoke warmly after Dinner.  If any old members have photos of this event, do send them in!

A weekend to celebrate 25 years of women at Christ Church

1980 MatriculandsSaturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2006

On 12 October 1980 the first women were matriculated at Christ Church.  To celebrate this important event in the history of the House, all 1,404 women who have studied at Christ Church since 1980 were invited to return to the House for a celebratory weekend.

8 November: Christ Church Picture Gallery Patrons Lecture


Thursday 8th November 2012 at 6.15 p.m.

Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

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