68th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Dinner - May 8, 2015


Steven Beller, Jesus, Cambridge

Michael R. Beschloss, St. Antony’s, Oxford

Nicholas Boyle, Emmanuel, Cambridge

Esther Brimmer, New College, Oxford

Patrick Brogan, King’s, Cambridge

Jonathan Davidson, Pembroke, Cambridge

E.J. Dionne Jr., Balliol, Oxford

Lucie Morton Garrett, Manchester, Oxford

Elliot F. Gerson, Magdalen, Oxford

Thomas L. Hughes, Balliol, Oxford

George R. Keys, Jr., Balliol, Oxford, Chairman

David B. Law, Christ Church, Oxford, Hon. Treas.

Sarah Papineau Marshall, King’s, Cambridge

Janet Matricciani, Trinity, Cambridge

Amit Pandya, New College, Oxford

Victoria P. Rostow, King’s, Cambridge

George Stephanopoulos, Balliol, Oxford

Cynthia Walker, Girton, Cambridge

Carolyn H. Williams, Girton, Cambridge

Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., Jesus, Oxford

will be held Friday, May 8, 2015
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.

Flavius Mihaies (Mansfield College, Oxford), M.A. in International Relations and Political Economy, a consultant with The World Bank on the elaboration, implementation and analysis of foreign policy and economic and political development assistance and a contributor to the World Bank blogs and the Huffington Post France, will Preside.

Nicholas Holland (Oriel, Oxford), who stroked Isis in 1980, and rowed at 2 in the Blue Boat in 1982, will give insightful, trenchant and mordant commentary on The 2015 Boat Race.

Daniel Howard Yergin (Trinity, Cambridge), Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power and The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World and Co-Founder and Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, will give the Toast to the Universities.

Sir Peter John Westmacott, KCMG LVO (New College, Oxford), Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States and previously Ambassador to Turkey and France, Deputy Under Secretary of State and Director for the Americas in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will Respond on Behalf of the Universities.

The price of the dinner is $125 per person ($100 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, partners 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 follows.  Checks should be made out to the Oxford and Cambridge Committee and mailed to David B. Law, Hon. Treas., c/o Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans, 1900 M Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036, for receipt on or before May 6, 2015.  No tickets will be issued; you will be recognized at the door.

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

Click here RSVP form.