The 62nd Annual Oxford and Cambridge Dinner in Washington, D.C.

April 23, 2009

THE 62nd ANNUAL OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE DINNER
 
will be held Thursday, April 23, 2009
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, and this year celebrating the 800th anniversary of the founding of Cambridge University.
 
Giles Howson (Balliol, Oxford), formerly of the British Embassy, currently Principal of Broad Street Consulting Group LLC, and who recently assumed the mantle of Secretary of the Oxford University Society of Washington, will Preside.
 
Vuk Jeremic (Queen’s, Cambridge), who after obtaining a degree in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge gained an MPA in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, the 33-year old Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia since 2007, and former Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, will give the Toast to the Universities.
 
Martin Walker (Balliol, Oxford), journalist, syndicated columnist and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of UPI, regular commentator on the BBC, NPR, CNN and panelist on “Inside Washington” and “The McLaughlin Group,” author of several books, including Waking Giant: Gorbachev and Perestroika, Clinton: The President They Deserve, The Caves of Perigord, and a new novel Bruno, Chief of Police to be published in 2009, and currently serving as Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council, will Respond on Behalf of the Universities.
 
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.
 
The price of the dinner is $98 per person, wine included. Any contribution you make beyond the price of the dinner will help us cover operating costs and may allow us to re-establish our tradition of subsidizing the price of the dinner for recent graduates.
 
Reservations cannot be accepted beyond the capacity of the room.  Accordingly, please send acceptances promptly, and in any event no later than Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 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., The Oxford and Cambridge Committee, 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)