Past Events

  • Social Drinks

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 19:00
    Le Dorian

    In view of the cooler weather, we met indoors for drinks and friendly discussion.
    Our group included alumni of Cambridge, Harvard, Beirut, and Geneva universities, and
    various nationalities, including alumni from Germany, Norway, Ghana, and Vietnam.
    Organised by Philip Selby.

  • After work drinks

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 18:00
    Rooftop 42 Bar & Restaurant, Rue du Rhone 42

    The last summer session of the afterwork drinks at rooftop 42 - great company, wonderful weather. Next up, September session jointly with the Freshers drinks.

    Organised by Vicky Kay, Vicky Goodwin

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  • Croquet Championship

    Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:00
    Cern Croquet Club

    The annual Croquet day for lawn champions.

    The O&C croquet day this year was an early sell out. Twenty members and their guests enjoyed perfect weather on immaculate lawns courtesy of the Cern Croquet Club. Golf croquet matches began at 12h but some members were still playing just one more game at 19h!
    It was a most convivial event, as can be seen in the view of the lunch break and BBQ activity.

    Organized by Ian Gordon

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  • Salève Walk

    Friday, August 11, 2017 - 11:00
    Salève

    Not to be discouraged by the unseasonably wet weather, a doughty group of walkers gathered at the Saleve Cable Car on Friday 11th August for a short circular walk on the top of the mountain. After a gentle but rather soggy walk of about 4 kms, the walkers gathered at the Panoramique restaurant for a fine meal and good company. As our group was the last to leave the restaurant, we were treated to our own cable ride back to the car park and our rides home. An entertaining start to the weekend.

    Organised by Simon Roper.

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  • After work drinks

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 18:00
    Rue Maunoir

    This summer's monthly drinks took members to the rooftops of Geneva starting and ending at rooftop42 Bar. In July, member Olga Krylova kindly opened her Balcony and views of the jet d’eau to 40 happy members and friends. The monthly afterwork drinks are lively and friendly events travelling to various buzzing venues through the year (Cafe Cuba, Key&Eagle, Rooftop42, Scandal, Halles de L’ile, private residences). It is a great way to meet fellow alumni from all walks of life and ages and enjoy a nice drink. The drinks run from 6 to 11pm and usually welcome about 30 people. Next up - summer’s last at rooftop 42, Tuesday 29 August.

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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 19:00
    Le Dorian, 1, Place Payot, 1204 Genève

    Taking advantage again of the warm weather, we enjoyed drinks and conversation on the outdoor terrace of Le Dorian restaurant, with 17 participants. Our club members were joined by alumni of universities in Geneva, Dublin, Moscow, and Budapest.

    Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • Golf Club Dinner

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 19:00
    Golf Club de Genève

    Organised by Anthony Smouha

  • After work drinks

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 18:00
    Rooftop 42, Rue du Rhone 42, 1204 Geneva

    Our monthly informal after work drinks

    Organized by Vicky Kay and Vicky Goodwin

  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 19:00

    Thanks to the warm weather, we enjoyed drinks and conversation on the outdoor terrace.
    Our club members were joined by alumni from Geneva, London, Budapest, and Astana (Kazakhstan).
    Organised by Philip Selby.

  • Spring Flower walk

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 10:30

    The sun shone for the weekend and the snow melted on the pastures. Our annual walk in the Sonnailley fields behind the Dole was attended by 22 members with their families and friends. We wandered slowly through the wild daffodils, gentians and orchids up to the top of the pass leading to La Rippe for a view of the lake and Alps. Then we drove to the Golf Club Rochat in Les Rousses for an excellent three course lunch. A relaxed and most enjoyable day.

    Organized by Isobel Shaw

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  • Boat Race Dinner and Club Annual General Meeting

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 18:30
    Société Nautique de Genève

    Our traditional Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Dinner, preceded by the Annual General Meeting

    Organised by Peter Edwards

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  • Club Dinner and talk

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 19:30
    École hôtelière de Genève, Avenue de la Paix

    Once again, the engaging students at this École Hôtelière served us with a meal that was up to their usual high standards. After dinner, club member Henri Rueff outlined the complexities of living in the high and/or dry places that form about half of the landmass that covers a third of the surface of our planet: "Food security, climate change, and people in deserts and high altitude mountains: why should we care?" Using case studies mainly in Mongolia and Pakistan, Henri explained how customary lifestyles are threatened by climatic and institutional changes, as well as the venality of some governments and landlords. Nevertheless, climate-smart agriculture is offering interesting prospects for adaptation in these resource-scarce lands.

    Organised by Peggie Rimmer

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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 19:00

    We enjoyed another successful and well attended evening, with friendly and animated discussion.
    Our club members were joined by alumni from Harvard, Geneva, Moscow, and St Petersburg.
    Organised by Philip Selby.

  • Fondue Evening

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 19:00
    Les Armures, Geneva Old Town

    The traditional fondue dinner at Les Armures in the Old Town.

    Organised by Don Birch

  • Full moon walk

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 20:30
    Jura

    An evening under the full moon.

    Organised by Isobel Shaw

  • Social drinks

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 19:00
    Le Dorian, Geneva

    A record attendance of 18, despite sub-zero temperatures, testified to the popularity of these two-monthly events. Club members were joined by alumni from IMD, Harvard, Geneva, Zurich, and Grenoble.

    Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • Christmas Dinner

    Friday, December 9, 2016 - 19:00
    Cercle de la Terrasse

    Organised by Gregory Timofiejew

  • Chasse Dinner

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 18:00
    Auberge Franco-Suisse, Troinex

    Wine tasting at La Maison Forte, was followed by dinner at the nearby Auberge Franco-Suisse for our traditional « chasse » dinner.

    Organised by Alexander Hawthorne

  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 19:00
    Le Dorian

    On 8 November, we enjoyed another successful Social Drinks evening. Our club members were joined by alumni from King’s College, London; IE Business School, Madrid; Harvard; and Geneva University.
    Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • Dinner at the Château de Penthes

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 19:00
    Château de Penthes, Pregny

    The dinner was attended by nearly 60 members and their guests.
    Our guest after-dinner speaker, Professor John Ellis, gave a stimulating after-dinner talk on “Gravitational Waves: an Earth-moving Discovery”, after which he responded to many questions from the audience. A vote of thanks was proposed by club member Edward Dommen.
    Organised by Peggie Rimmer and Philip Selby.

    1: Professor John Ellis, our guest speaker, and his wife, Maria Mercedes.
    2. The Speaker's table.
    3. A general view of the event.
    4. Club member Edward Dommen (centre) proposes a vote of thanks to our speaker.

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  • Club Patek Philippe museum visit

    Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 13:00

    Continuing with the now established annual museum visit, Don Birch organised this year's Club museum visit on Saturday 1st October 2016
    The visit to the Patek Philippe watch museum in Plain Palais was be followed by lunch at the nearby ‘Le 15’ bistrot.

  • Freshers’ Welcome drinks

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 18:30
    Key & Eagle Pub - Rue de Grenus 7, Geneva

    Following the last year's success, we organized our second Oxford & Cambridge Club of Geneva Freshers’ Welcome drinks.

    The Oxford & Cambridge Club of Geneva welcomed Freshers going up in October 2016 to a drinks event to meet past members of the universities. Our Club has over 150 active members from all walks of life and professional backgrounds.

    Organised by Don Birch

  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 19:00

    On 6 September, we enjoyed another successful Social Drinks evening. Our club members were
    joined by alumni from Harvard, King’s College London, Wharton and CASS business schools,
    INSEAD, Geneva, Zurich, and Latvia. Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • Oxford and Cambridge Croquet Day

    Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 12:00
    Cern Croquet Club

    The annual Croquet day for lawn champions.

    Organized by Ian Gordon

  • Golf Club Dinner

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 19:30
    Golf Club of Geneva; 70, Route de la Capite

    A delightfulevening at the Club of Geneva;

    Organized by Anthony Smouha

  • Social Drinks

    Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 19:00

    Club members attended another social drinks evening, and were pleased to be joined by alumni from Yale, MIT, Geneva, and Georgetown universities. We enjoyed drinks and lively conversation on the pleasant outdoor terrace of Le Dorian Restaurant. Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • The Queen's Birthday Event

    Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 12:00
    Golf Club du Domaine Impérial, Gland

    To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, a special event at the Golf Club du Domaine Impérial in Gland was on Saturday, 4th June 2016.

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  • Flower walk and lunch in the Jura

    Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:30
    Office du Tourism in St Cergue

    Members and their guests joined Isobel Shaw on a flower walk in the Jura, on Sunday 15 May.

  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 19:00
    Le Dorian

    We held another successful Social Drinks evening, with a large attendance.
    Our club members enjoyed friendly and lively discussions with members of seven other
    alumni groups, including Harvard, McGill, and Moscow.
    Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • Boat Race Dinner

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 18:30
    La Nautique Boat Club

    Our annual Boat Race dinner and Annual General Meeting.

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  • Guest speaker evening

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 19:00
    Musée d'histoire des sciences, Rue de Lausanne 128, 1202 Geneva

    Guest evening with Professor Gero Miesenböck (FRS, Magdalen College, Oxford). A delightful, evening with a fascinating insight into the functionof the brain.
    Organized by Ian Gordon

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  • 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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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 19:00

    We enjoyed another successful Social Drinks evening, in the comfortable
    indoor veranda at Le Dorian restaurant. Our ten club members were joined by alumni
    from Harvard and Geneva, for drinks together with friendly and animated discussion.
    Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • Fondue evening

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 19:00

    The ever popular Fondue evening was held at the historic Les Armures in the Old City of Geneva

    Organized by Don Birch

  • Social Drinks

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 19:00

    We held our twelfth Social Drinks evening on 14 January, in the comfortable
    indoor terrace of Le Dorian restaurant, with more than a dozen participants.
    Club members were pleased to welcome alumni from Columbia, St Andrews,
    Lugano, and Geneva universities, including Greek, Polish, Russian, Syrian,
    and American nationalities. Organized by Philip Selby.

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  • Christmas Dinner at the Cercle de la Terrasse

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 19:00
    Cercle de la Terrasse, 4 Rue Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Genève
  • Wine Tasting and Dinner

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 19:30
    Restaurant du Village, Bernex
  • Social drinks

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 19:00
    Le Dorian

    Our social drinks evening on 17 November was held in the pleasant indoor veranda at Le Dorian restaurant. Oxford and Cambridge members were pleased to welcome alumnae from Princeton and EPFL (Lausanne).
    Organized by Philip Selby.

  • Museum Visit: Patek Philippe and Ethnographie

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00
    Plainpalais, Geneva

    Plainpalais area Museum visits with English speaking guides
    Patek Philippe Museum plus Musee d'ethnographie
    From 10h00 to about 16h30
    Organized by Don Birch

  • Social Drinks Evening

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 18:00
    Le Dorian

    We held our tenth Social Drinks Evening at Le Dorian Restaurant, in Geneva, on Tuesday 15 September. In addition to our club members, we were pleased to welcome alumni from Chicago and Princeton Universities and Wharton Business School. Organized by Philip Selby

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  • Going Up Drinks Party

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 18:30
    Key & Eagle Bar, Rue de Grenus 7, Geneva

    Members were invited to join a drinks party to give a welcome to Undergraduates and Graduates from the area who are going up in October 2015
    Organized by Don Birch

  • Club Dinner at the Restaurant du Golf de Maison Blanche

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 19:30
    Restaurant du Golf de Maison Blanche, Echenevex, France (GPS: 46°17'52.92"N, 6°2'4.39"E)

    After dinner at this restaurant in nearby France, we had the pleasure of a fascinating talk by club member Matthew Kahane on "Happenstance and Historical Forces". With a long career in the UN Development Programme, Matthew described his very personal involvement in a series of extraordinary events in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Belarus, Samoa – to name but a few places – almost always in conditions of political turbulence of one kind or another. He astonished some of us with his accounts of how UN personnel manage to fly by the seat of their pants when they are put on the spot out of reach of headquarters.
    We also celebrated the 88th birthday of our venerable member Gordon Martin.

    Organised by Peggie Rimmer

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  • Saleve Walk & Meal

    Friday, July 10, 2015 - 17:45

    A group of walkers enjoyed the fabulous summer weather whilst avoiding the searing heat of the city, to make a short tour from the top of the cable car. They were rewarded by breathtaking views across to Mont Blanc on the one hand and across Geneva, to Lac Leman and Jura mountains, on the other. The group were joined at L’Horizon restaurant by a few non walkers for apéros, and more sightseeing, before sitting down to a fine meal and a welcome flow of cool summer wines. Refreshed and replete the group then headed home happily by way of the cable car. An excellent way to start a July weekend in Geneva. Do join us next year! Organized by Simon Roper

    The attached give some idea of the visual feast.

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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 19:00
    Le Dorian

    Our Social Drinks Evening at Le Dorian restaurant, on Tuesday 7 July, was attended by several club members, who were joined by alumni of Cornell and Wharton Business School. Taking advantage of the warm weather, we enjoyed drinks and conversation on the outdoor terrace. Organized by Philip Selby.

  • Golf Club Dinner

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 19:00
    Golf Club de Genève, Cologny

    Nearly 40 members enjoyed the dinner at the Golf Club of Geneva - one of our traditional events successfully organized each year, and 2015 was not an exception. Conversations among members continued well after the dinner!

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  • Social Drinks

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 19:00
    Le Dorian

    We held another Social Drinks Evening at the restaurant Le Dorian on Wednesday 20 May. Owing to the cooler weather, we met indoors in Le Petit Salon, which provided a friendly and intimate atmosphere for lively discussions. The ten Oxbridge alumni were pleased to welcome three alumni from Cornell University.
    Organized by Philip Selby.

  • Dinner with the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 19:00
    Restaurant La Perle du Lac, Geneva

    It was a great honour to welcome the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamilton as our distinguished guest speaker. He was accompanied by his wife Jennifer. Nearly 60 members and guests attended.

    Organized by Gregory Timofiejew and Vicki Goodwin.

    Picture: Professor Andrew Hamilton (the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University) with Gregory Timofiejew (President of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva).

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  • After-work drinks with Oxford University Said Business School MBA Students

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 18:30
    Key and Eagle, Geneva

    On this occasion we welcomed MBA students from the Oxford University Said Business School on a Student Trek visit to Geneva.

  • Boat Race Dinner and AGM

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 18:30
    Société Nautique de Genève

    Our traditional Boat Race Dinner was held at the Société Nautique. More than 60 members and guests attended.

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  • Social Drinks

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 19:00

    A social drinks evening on Wednesday 11 March, at the restaurant Le Dorian, was attended by a dozen club members and alumni from other universities. We were pleased to welcome alumni of McGill University, Montreal, and King's College, London. In view of the cool evening we met indoors in the carnotzet, but look forward to meeting on the outdoor terrace when summer weather allows. Organized by Philip Selby.

  • Moonlight Jura Walk

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 20:00

    The evening was brilliantly clear with full moon, orion, the plough and north star and various attendant stars and planets in full view. Organized by Isobel Shaw.

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  • Fondue Evening

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 19:00
    Les Armures, Geneva Old Town

    Now an annual fixture; Members and their guests enjoyed a convivial Fondue supper at the atmospheric Les Armures, rue du Puit-St-Pierre 1, 1204 Genève.

    Organized by Don Birch

  • Dinner at the Château de Penthes

    Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 19:00

    Our after-dinner speaker was Mr Henk Swinnen, Director-General of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (http://www.osr.ch). His topic, illustrated by slides, was "The OSR: a cultural enterprise and its challenges for the years to come". More than fifty people attended, including club members and their guests and a few alumni from other universities. A vote of thanks to our speaker was proposed by club member Ian Hudson, President at DuPont International. Organized by Philip Selby.

    Picture: (left to right): Dr. Philip Selby (Vice-President, Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva), Mr Henk Swinnen (Director-General, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande), Mr Gregory Timofiejew (President, Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva).

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  • Social drinks

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 19:00
    Le Dorian, Geneva

    After making their way through the cold winter evening, a small group enjoyed our latest Social Drinks Evening at Le Dorian restaurant on 20 January. Organized by Philip Selby.

  • Christmas Dinner

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 19:00
    La Perle Du Lac, Rue de Lausanne 126, 1202, Geneva

    A wonderful evening in a new setting. More than fifty members attended.

    Organized by Gregory Timofiejew and Vicki Goodwin

     

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  • Varsity Rugby Match

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 18:30
    Clubhouse, Paquis

    A great screening at the Clubhouse of the Varsity Rugby
    Organized by Vicki Kay and Vicki Goodwin

  • Social Drinks

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 18:00
    Le Dorian, 1, Place Payot, 1204 Geneva

    In view of the cooler weather, we held our social drinks evening indoors, in the carnotzet of Le Dorian restaurant. A dozen club members were joined by alumni from Georgetown and Webster universities for a convivial evening of drinks, good food, and conversation. Organized by Philip Selby.

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  • Wine tasting in Lully and dinner in Bernex

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 18:00

    An evening of wine tasting and dining at the Restaurant du Village, Bernex. Wine tasting at the Domaine des Curiades where Jacques and Christophe Dupraz, the fourth generation of the family owning the Domaine, presented some of their reputed products.
    Organized by Alexander Hawthorne and Vicki Goodwin

  • After-work drinks

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:00
    Les Vins d'Urbain, Rue des Etuves 1, 1201 Genève

    Organized by Vicki Goodwin and Vicky Kay

  • Auberge de Meyrin Dinner

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 19:00

    Members and guests attending dinner on October 15th at the friendly Auberge Communale de Meyrin were treated to a talk by the Very Reverend Dr William ‘Bill’ McComish, former Dean of Geneva’s St Pierre Cathedral, on  ‘Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East – who are these people and what is their history?’ Bill gave us an illuminating glimpse of the rich mosaic of syncretic cultures and creeds that have flourished for millennia in a region where the survival of some groups is presently threatened by misconceptions and bigotries.
    Organised by Peggie Rimmer

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  • Black tie dinner with the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg

    Friday, September 26, 2014 - 19:00
    La Perle Du Lac, Geneva

    The Oxford & Cambridge Club of Geneva played host to OUS Luxembourg in Geneva in a successful collaboration between the two groups, which also included a visit to CERN.

    The weekend of events came about following a chance encounter between OUS Luxembourg’s Treasurer Jan Könighaus and the Geneva group’s President Gregory Timofiejew at the Oxford European Reunion in Madrid last year.

    Besides the CERN visit, the Geneva group also hosted a black-tie dinner at the restaurant La Perle Du Lac for the visiting group during the weekend.

    https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/page.aspx?pid=3977

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  • CERN Visit 2014

    Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 17:15
    CERN Point 5 - CMS Experiment, Cessy, France

    CERN is the world's largest particle physics laboratory, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is one of the most complex scientific instruments ever built.

    Members of the Club had the unique opportunity to visit the underground cavern of the CMS detector (http://home.web.cern.ch/about/experiments/cms). The longsought Higgs boson particle was discovered by CMS and ATLAS detectors at CERN. For the theoretical prediction of the Higgs boson, Professors Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

    Organized by Gregory Timofiejew.

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  • Geneva Museum Visit

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 00:00

    This year’s theme is the European Reformation. The visit will take in the Museum of the Reformation and a visit to the St Pierre catacombs and the nearby Calvin Temple (if reopened in time), followed  by lunch in the Old City for those who wish to stay.
    There will be English-speaking guides for the two visits, which will take about 21/2 hours.
    We will meet in the square outside St Pierre cathedral at 10h20 and commence the tour promptly at 10h30. The cost of the museums visit to include guides is CHF40.- per head and the lunch will be an additional approximate CHF30.- plus wine.
    Organized by Don Birch. 

  • Social Drinks Evening

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 19:00
    Le Dorian

    We held another social drinks evening on 19 August. Enjoying the summer weather, we socialized over drinks on the outdoor terrace of Le Dorian restaurant. This was the largest group so far. It included ten of our own members and ten alumni from other universities: Georgetown, Columbia, Paris, and Geneva. Contacts between alumni from different groups were much appreciated. 

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  • Saleve Walk and Tibetan Meal

    Friday, August 8, 2014 - 17:45

    Walkers made a short tour from the top of the cable car and were rewarded with some fine views towards the Mont Blanc massif, and over Lac Leman towards the Jura. All enjoyed a good meal in a suberb setting overlooking Geneva.

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  • Geneva Golf Club Dinner

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 19:00
    Golf Club de Genève, Route de la Capite 70, Cologny

    As every year, a delightful evening at the Golf Club de Genève. Drinks a great meal in a magnificent setting.

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  • Flower Walk and Lunch in Jura

    Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:30
    Jura, France
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  • Boat race dinner and AGM

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 18:30
    Société Nautique de Genève

    On April 15th, the Club held its traditional "Boat Race Dinner" together with our Annual General Meeting at the restaurant of the Société Nautique de Genève. After drinks, members and their guests watched a recording of the 160th race. The champagne prize for the best estimate of the result went to Tony and Deborah Keefer.

    At the AGM, Peter Edwards, our outgoing President, passed the baton to Gregory Timofiejew. Philip Selby was elected to vice-President. Three new committee members were approved: Vicki Goodwin, Simon Roper and Julia Xoudis.

    The dinner concluded the evening - the restaurant once again provided an excellent meal in an outstanding setting. A splendid evening sky completed the event.

    Most of the newly-elected Committee for 2014-15. From left to right: Dr Philip Selby (Vice-President), Dr Peggie Rimmer, Gregory Timofiejew (President), Dr Sebastian Carballo, Victoria Kay, Dr Ian Gordon (Treasurer), Vicki Goodwin, Peter Edwards, Dr Julia Xoudis, Tony Brookes:

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  • Dinner - guest speaker event: Director-General of IATA

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 19:30
    Château de Penthes, Pregny

    On 11 March, our dinner at the Château de Penthes, in Geneva, was attended by more than 70 members and friends. We welcomed alumni from Cornell, MIT, Moscow, Princeton, and UCLA, and from IMD, Kellogg, and Wharton business schools. Our guest speaker was Tony Tyler, CEO and Director-General of IATA (the International Air Transport Association). His stimulating talk on "Meeting aviation's environmental challenges" was followed by an interesting question and answer session.

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  • Social Drinks Evening

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 19:00
    Le Dorian, Geneva

    A Social Drinks Evening. Situated near the centre of Geneva, Le Dorian is a comfortable and quiet restaurant in which to meet old and new friends over drinks, with good food available. Participants enjoyed the evening and hope it will become a regular event.

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  • Moonlight Jura walk

    Friday, February 14, 2014 - 19:00
  • Fondue Evening

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 19:30
    Les Armures, Geneva

    Members once again enjoyed a traditional fondue at the convivial Carnozet of Les Armures in the old city of Geneva. The full house gathering welcome a large number new (and mostly younger) members and proved to be an energetic evening for meeting and making new acquaintances. One non OxBridge guest observed that 'the gathering was one of multiple like-minds, all rapidly binding together around the energising framework of the two universities’. Based upon the success of this second event, it is now likely to become annual fixture, be sure not to miss the next dining opportunity.

  • Christmas Dinner - Cercle de la Terrasse

    Monday, December 2, 2013 - 19:00
    Cercle de la Terrasse, Geneva
  • Chasse evening

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 18:30
    Restaurant du Village, Bernex
  • Dinner - guest speaker event

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 19:30
    Auberge Communale de Meyrin

    Our speaker was Wade Allison, Professor Emeritus of Physics in the University of Oxford.

  • Nyon museum visit and lunch

    Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 10:30
  • Golf Club Dinner

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 19:30
    Golf Club de Genève

    Dinner at the Golf Club of Geneva, in Cologny.

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  • CERN visit and dinner at the Restaurant du Golf de Maison Blanche

    Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 17:00
    CERN

    Pictures from the event available at: http://flickr.com/gp/97012592@N03/P94mdY/

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  • Cambridge Judge Business School - informal drinks

    Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 18:00
    Nonolet Bar, Bvd Georges Favon 5, 1204 Geneva

    Do come and join the Cambridge Judge Business School informal drinks (cash bar) on Thursday 11 April.
    Gill Parker, Head of Alumni Relations at the School will be in Geneva, and would be delighted if any of the members can come along and join the CJBS alumni.

  • Boat race Dinner

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 18:30
    Société Nautique de Genève

    We are pleased to invite you and your guests to our Annual Boat Race Dinner, to be held on April 10th, 2013 at the restaurant of the Société Nautique de Genève, in Cologny.

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  • AGM dinner

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 18:15
    Château de Penthes

    Our guest speaker was John Zimmer, a Canadian lawyer with experience of working in legal practice and international organizations. He lecturers on public speaking at universities in France and Switzerland and has won numerous awards in speech contests. His stimulating and amusing talk on the power of words elicited an animated discussion among the audience.

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  • Jura moonlight walk

    Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 19:00
    Les Rousses, France

    Moonlight walk in the snow followed by dinner at Restaurant Chalet du Lac, located on the shore of the Lac des Rousses in Les Rousses in France.

  • Fondue evening at Les Armures

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 19:30
    Les Armures, rue du Puit-St-Pierre 1, 1204 Genève

    On the coldest night of the winter so far, members shared a very pleasant and cosy fondue together. Amazingly not all the cheese was consumed, but whether this was because of the distraction of lively conversations between new and recent members or the the very large portions, remains to be determined. Les Armures did a professional job of looking after the group and the evening was declared a success by all those in attendance.

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  • Christmas dinner

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 19:00
    Mere Royaume, Place Simon-Goulart 4, 1201 Geneva
  • Wine tasting and "chasse" dinner in Soral

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 19:00
    Restaurant "La Fontaine", Soral

    Wine tasting at the Domaine des Lolliets and a dinner at the Café Fontaine in Soral, one of Geneva's prettiest villages.
     
     

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  • Ice hockey match: Genève-Servette vs. Davos

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 19:00
    Geneve-Servette hockey rink, Patinoire des Vernets

    Our friends from McGill Alumni Club in Switzerland invited us to join them for the Geneva-Servette ice hockey match vs. Davos.  Courtesy of Mr. John McCall MacBain, a McGill (and Oxford Rhodes Scholar) alumnus whom has generously made his private box available.
     
     

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  • Brunch with the Dean Peter Tufano of Oxford Said Business School

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:30
    Brasserie des Halles de L'Ile, Geneva

    Picture: Gregory Timofiejew (President of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva) with Professor Peter Tufano (Dean of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).

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  • Dinner - Vieux Bois

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 19:00
    Restaurant Vieux Bois, 12 avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva

     
    Dinner at the Restaurant Vieux Bois, 12 avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva.

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  • Dinner - special guest: Jasper Kirkby

    Friday, July 27, 2012 - 19:30
    Auberge Communale de Meyrin, avenue de Vaudagne 13bis, 1217 Meyrin

     
    Our after-dinner speaker was Jasper Kirkby who talked to us about ‘Clouds, Climate and Cosmic rays’
     
    Jasper Kirkby is an experimental particle physicist at CERN. After taking degrees at Oriel College, Oxford (BA, Physics, 1969) and Westfield College, London (PhD, High Energy Physics, 1972) he spent 12 years at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in California before joining CERN in 1984.  Jasper now leads an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists in the CERN CLOUD experiment, which he originated.
     
    The experiment uses a cloud chamber to study the possible link between galactic cosmic rays and terrestrial clouds, with the CERN Proton Synchrotron providing an artificial source of ‘cosmic rays’. CLOUD is the first experiment to use a high-energy physics accelerator to study atmospheric science and the results could influence our understanding of clouds and natural contributions to climate change.

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  • Golf Club Dinner

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 19:30
    Golf Club de Genève; 70, Route de la Capite.
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  • Flower Walk

    Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 10:00

    Walk behind the Dole through summer pastures filled with wild daffodils and orchids, gentians and buttercups and other spring flowers, followed by a lunch at the Restaurant Chalet du Lac, in Les Rousses, France.  Event organised by Isobel Shaw.

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  • Dinner with the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 19:00
    Château de Penthes, Pregny

    Our after-dinner speaker was Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University. After his talk, entitled “University Education at the Crossroads”, he responded to many questions. He was accompanied by his wife and Professor James Stirling, Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy and head of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University.

    Organized by Philip Selby.

    Picture (from left to right): Professor James Stirling (the head of the Cavendish Laboratory), Gregory Timofiejew (President of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva), Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University).

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  • Dinner - special guest: Sir Paul Judge

    Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 19:00
    Château de Penthes, Pregny

    Our after-dinner speaker was Sir Paul Judge. A Cambridge graduate with an MBA degree from the Wharton Business School,  Sir Paul founded the Judge Business School in Cambridge, which has become one of the world’s top business schools. His talk, entitled “The development of management education”, was followed by a lively question-and-answer session.

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  • Flower Walk

    Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 10:00
    Swiss Jura

    Isobel Shaw guided 15 members and guests on a “flower walk” in the Swiss Jura. The photos give an idea of just how splendid the daffodil display is at this time of year.

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  • Dinner - special guest: Dr David Myers

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 19:00
    Château de Penthes, Pregny

    Our after-dinner speaker was Dr David Myers, an English physicist with CERN. He gave an illustrated talk entitled: “CERN: What and Why?” after which he responded to questions. He gave a brief overview of what CERN does and a personal perspective as to why.

  • Dinner - special guest: Claude Nicollier

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 19:00

    Our after-dinner speaker was Claude Nicollier, the first and only Swiss astronaut and a pilot in the Swiss Air Force. His talk, entitled “A few steps in space”, was illustrated with many impressive photos taken in space. After his talk he responded to questions from an enthusiastic audience.

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  • Dinner - special guest: Henri Hentsch

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 19:00
    Château de Penthes, Pregny

    Our after-dinner speaker was Henri Hentsch, of the private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, a banker and descendant of the founders of the Dining Club. He gave a talk about “The current economic crisis and its impact on Switzerland”, after which he responded to questions.

  • Dinner - special guest: Cornelio Summaruga

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 19:00
    Restaurant Vieux-Bois, Geneva

    Our after-dinner speaker was Cornelio Summaruga, who had recently retired as President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and was currently President of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian De-mining. The title of his talk was “The Red Cross and civil society can make a difference pressing and cooperating with States: the example of the anti-personnel mines accord and beyond”.

  • Dinner - special guest: Professor Tejinder Virdee

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 19:00
    Auberge Communale, Satigny

    Our after-dinner speaker was Professor Tejinder Virdee, Professor of Physics at Imperial College, London, and the lead scientist of an international team of over 2,000 members working on the compact muon solenoid (CMS) particle detector experiment at CERN.

  • Dinner - special guest: Pierre Mirabaud

    Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 19:00
    Restaurant Vieux-Bois, Geneva

    Our after-dinner speaker was Pierre Mirabaud, Chairman of the Swiss Bankers’ Association.