A dinner of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 19:00
Restaurant Vieux Bois, École Hôtelière 12, avenue de la Paix - CH-1202 Genève

After a fine meal, carefully presented by the students at this École Hôtelière, club member Bridget Dommen gave us a delightful and unfamiliar view of how Geneva became Swiss 200 years ago. In ‘Two Gentlemen and Twenty-Two Cantons’, Bridget revealed the crucial rôle of distinguished Corfiote John Capodistrias, a Greek Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire, in disentangling the shambles and intrigues existing at the fall of Napoleon. The other mover and shaker was eminent Genevan Charles Pictet de Rochemont, statesman and gentleman farmer, who may, thanks to Bridget, be remembered by those present as much for his dealings in sheep as for his diplomacy!

Organised by Peggie Rimmer

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