70th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Dinner - May 5, 2017


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

Geoffrey M. St. J. Hoare, Magdalen, Cambridge

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 5, 2017
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.

Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed, MD, DPhil, physician, epidemiologist, public health advocate and politician, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University and most recently the Health Commissioner for the City of Detroit.  Abdul completed his DPhil in Public Health while a Rhodes Scholar at Oriel College and also managed to earn a Full Blue as Captain of Oxford's lacrosse team.  Author of over 100 scholarly articles, abstracts and book chapters in public health policy, social epidemiology and health disparities, Abdul has recently announced his candidacy as a Democrat for Governor of Michigan.  He will give the Toast to the Universities.

Stuart Laing, MA, MPhil, Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge since May, 2008, he has had a distinguished career in the British diplomatic service serving as Ambassador to Muscat and Kuwait, High Commissioner to Brunei and Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.  An Arabist, he read Classics at Corpus Christi and now writes on Arab and East African history.  He published, jointly with Robert Alston, Unshook Till the End of Time, a book on the history of Britain's relationship with Oman.  he 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 May 3, 2017.  No tickets will be issued; you will be recognized at the door.

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