The 66th Annual Oxford and Cambridge Dinner


will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013

at the National Press Club

14th and F Streets, N.W., Top Floor

Cocktails at 7 p.m., Dinner at 8 p.m.


All members of Oxford or Cambridge and their guests are cordially invited 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 fine wine and cuisine and exceptional speakers from both Universities.

James Fallows (Queen’s, Oxford), national correspondent for The Atlantic, chief speechwriter for President Carter (1977-1979), author of several books, including National Defense, which won the 1983 National Book Award for Non-fiction, founding Chairman of the New America Foundation, visiting professor at a number of universities in the United States and China and currently Chair in US Media at the United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney, will Preside. 

Katty Kay (Oxford), lead anchor of BBC World News America, contributor on Meet the Press, The Chris Matthews Show, and Morning Joe, and co-author with Claire Shipman of Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success, will give the Toast to the Universities.

Gillian Tett (Clare, Cambridge), financial journalist, assistant editor and columnist at the Financial Times, Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards 2009, author of Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe,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 five 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 attached to this announcement.  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)