69th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Dinner - April 7, 2016


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 Thursday, April 7, 2016
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.

William W. Chip (Clare, Cambridge) Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling will preside. Bill studied economics at Clare as a Mellon Fellow, earning his law degree at Yale University after serving as a Marine Corps officer in the Pacific.  An international tax lawyer by day, in his spare time he authors (occasionally politically incorrect) articles in economic, political, and religious journals such as The National Interest, The American Conservative, and First Things.

Professor Angela E. Stent (Girton, Cambridge), Professor of Government and Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University.  She has served on the National Intelligence Council and the Office of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State.  Her latest book, The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the 21st Century (2014), won the Douglas Dillon Prize of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Professor Stent will give the Toast to the Universities.

Professor Sir Drummond Bone, MA, FRSA, FRSE, Hon, LittD, Master of Balliol College and an acknowledged expert of the poetry of Byron and is President of the Scottish Byron Society.  He is the former President of Universities UK, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Principal of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London and Professor of English Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Glasgow.  Sir Drummond will give the response from the Universities.

The price of the dinner is $130 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, 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 April 5, 2016.  No tickets will be issued; you will be recognized at the door.

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

Click here FOR THE RSVP form.