The 65th Annual Oxford and Cambridge Dinner

Hosted by the The Oxford and Cambridge Committee of Washington, D.C.
May 4, 2012

All members of Oxford or Cambridge and their guests are cordially to attend this renowned event, the largest such gathering to take place on a continuing basis anywhere in the world. Originally linked to The Boat Race, it promises an evening of wine and cuisine and exceptional speakers from both Universities.

Frances Stead Sellers (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and recipient of a Wolfson College Press Fellowship at Cambridge), editor of the Style section of The Washington Post, formerly the Post's editor for Health, Science and Environmental coverage, with a long background covering public health issues, including the political and legal battles over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will Preside.

Michael Mandelbaum (King’s, Cambridge), Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of the American Foreign  Policy program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, author of 10 books on American foreign policy, including most recently That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, co­authored with Thomas Friedman, long­time spokesman for the United States Information Agency, formerly a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and adviser to President Bill Clinton, will give the Toast to the Universities.

Robert Moore (Exeter, Oxford), ITN’s Washington Correspondent for ITV News, who was ITN's Moscow correspondent during the collapse of the Soviet Union, formerly ITN’s Middle East Correspondent, award-winning reporter on the plight of refugees during the civil war in Rwanda, and author of A Time to Die: The Kursk Disaster, will Respond on Behalf of the Universities.

The price of the dinner is $125 per person ($110 for those who came down in the past  years), wine included. Dress is black tie (preferred), college blazer, evening kilt, or equivalent. The National Press Club entrance is on 14th Street just below F Street with parking in nearby garages, and street parking available after 6:30 p.m. The closest Metro stop is Metro Center. Attendance at the Dinner is also open to spouses and guests of those of who have attended Cambridge or Oxford.

Reservations cannot be accepted beyond the capacity of the room. Accordingly, please send your acceptance and check without delay, using the acceptance form which is attached. Checks should be made out to the Oxford and Cambridge Committee and mailed to The Oxford and Cambridge Committee, David B. Law, Hon. Treas., c/o Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans, 1900 M Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036. No tickets will be issued; you will be recognized at the door.

George R. Keys, Jr.
(for the Committee)