Past Events

Karaoke at James Pub

Thursday 25th August from 19H

James Pub, Rue de Monthoux 64, 1201 Genève

Organised by Cambridge Judge & Säid Business Schools

Hawaiian Party, celebrate the end of Summer

Friday 2nd September from 18H

Rue de Lausanne 214, 1292 Genève

Organised by Cambridge Judge & Säid Business Schools

Freshers Welcome

Thursday 22nd September from 18H30

La Mere Royaume, Genève

Organised by Christian Mannouni & Tom Waterhouse

Tea for Two?

Sunday afternoon tea

Sunday 2nd October from 15H

Hotel d’Angleterre

Organised by Pierre Claude – Ludovic

Autumn Speaker Dinner

Wednesday 5th October starts 19H

Warwick Hotel, Genève

Organised by Jane Nicholson

Golf Club Dinner

Thursday 21st July, Cologny

Apero from 19h00

Organised by Tony Smouha

Jura flower walk & lunch

Saturday 8th May, St Cergues

Organised by Isobel Shaw

Botanical Garden tour & lunch

Saturday 31st May, Jardin Botanique, Geneva

Organised by Hester McDonald

May Jura Flower Walks

May 2022
The flower walks in the Jura proved once again very popular this year.
Organised by Isobel Shaw

The reward for a lovely walk with nature
inks and friendly conversation, with fourteen alumni of Cambridge, Oxford, Geneva, and Moscow universities and MIT.
Organised by Philip Selby

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  • Christmas afterwork Drinks in association with the Ivy Leagues

    Tuesday 10th December 2019.
    Jointly held with the Ivy League Alumni
    Organised by Vicki Goodwin

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  • Chistmas Dinner

    Friday 6th December 201, Cercle de la Terrasse
    Our traditional Christmas dinner was appreciated by the large number of members and guests who enjoyed a wonderful evening in the as ever elegant venue.
    Organised by Greg Timofiejew
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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday 19 November 2019, Le Dorian
    Another successful evening with drinks and friendly conversation was shared by sixteen participants, alumni of Cambridge, Oxford, and Geneva universities and MIT, from a variety of countries.
    Organised by Philip Selby

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  • Chasse Dinner

    Tuesday 12 November 2019.
    Restaurant des Curiades, Vieux-Lully.
    Our annual game dinner, preceded by a wine tasting with a local producer, was attended by a group of enthusiasts, who enjoyed the very detailed presentation by the winery owner. 10 wines were offered for tasting and comment. The atmosphere was intimate and familial; the owner’s wife and small children were introduced and remained close by. We thus were a few minutes late to dinner, after loading participants’ purchases, but all was coordinated. The restaurant, recently featured in the Tribune de Geneve, lived up to expectations with original seasonal dishes

    Organised by Alex Hawthorne

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  • Afterwork Drinks

    Tuesday 9th October 2019.
    Halles de l’Ile
    Organised by Vicki Goodwin

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  • Freshers Evening

    Wednesday 25th September 2019. 18h30 La Mere Royaume.
    The club welcomed this year’s Freshers to La Mere Royaume and wished them well, as they looked forward excitedly (some a little apprehensively) to the weeks ahead. About 30 Freshers and a few parents, some from as far as Basle, took the opportunity to meet each other, and hear from members (new members in particular) what they should look forward and watch out for.
    After some prefatory welcoming remarks and thanking Atlanticomnium for their financial support, President Simon Roper, invited club member Angus Macdonald to pass on a few pointers for the Freshers, gleaned from his own time at Cambridge and from being the parent of a current Cambridge alumnus, Callum. Angus and his wife, Hester, are well known to Oxbridge hopefuls for the excellent interview preparation sessions they hold shortly before interviews.
    For the first time we were also able welcome a few current alumni who gave the benefit of their “real time” experience.
    Organised by Simon Roper and Don Birch


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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday 10th September 2019, Le Dorian, 1 Place Payot, Geneva
    We were delighted to receive a visit from Mary Priddey, Head of Alumni Relations at Judge Business School, in Cambridge. Mary brought with her several Judge BS alumni, all living in Geneva and present or potential members of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Geneva.
    Organised by Philip Selby

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  • Golf Club Dinner

    Wednesday 4th September 2019, Golf Club de Genève.
    Our now annual Golf Club dinner did not fail to meet up to the expectations built on previous visits. The weather was clement, the views (whether over towards Lac Leman and the Jura, or towards the Mont Blanc massif) were spectacular, and a distraction to the lively conversations which nevertheless flowed freely. The group, of about 30 members and guests, was entertained to excellent food and fine wine in the splendid club house. Our thanks, as ever, to our host Tony Smouha.
    Organised by Simon Roper and Tony Smouha

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  • Social Drinks

    23 July 2019, 19h00, Le Dorian,1, Place Payot, 1204
    A small group of Oxford and Cambridge alumni braved the hot evening  weather for drinks and interesting conversation on the restaurant’s open-air terrace. We were delighted to welcome a new club member from Cambridge, and two new club members from Oxford.
    Organised by Philip Selby.

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  • The Club’s 70th Anniversary

    Saturday 6th July 2019, Lac Leman Cruise on the Henri Dunant
    A glorious evening navigating the shores of Lac Leman, joined by representatives from the British Embassy in Berne, and both of our Universities and other associations.
    Organised by Simon Roper and Don Birch

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  • Croquet Championship

    Saturday 29th June 2019, CERN Croquet Club
    The traditional event for Croquet champions.
    Organised by Ian Gordon

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  • Afterwork Drinks

    25 June 2019, 18h30, La Potinière, Jardin Anglais
    Organised by Vicki Goodwin and Vicky Kay

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  • Flower walk and lunch in the Jura

    Saturday 18th May 2019,
    This year’s flower walk to see the spring flowers in the Jura took place on two days Wednesday 15 and Saturday 18 May
    Organised by Isobel Shaw

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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday 14th May 2019, 19h00
    Le Dorian Restaurant, 1, Place Payot

    Taking shelter from a cold wind, we met indoors for drinks, good food, and interesting conversation. Our group included alumni of Cambridge, Oxford, and Geneva Universities and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Some had left before the photo was taken.

    Organised by Philip Selby

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  • Arguing with Samuel Johnson” evening

    Tuesday, 30th April 2019 – 19:00
    Mère Royaume
    Organised by Don Birch

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  • Boat Race Dinner and AGM

    Tuesday, 16th April 2019 – 18:00
    Société Nautique de Genève
    Thanks to the efforts of Richard and Belinda Pease, long term SNG members, we were able to return to the Societe Nautique de Geneve for our annual Boat Race Dinner this year.
    A full house enjoyed the videos showing a Cambridge clean sweep, managed by Trevor and commentated by Ian, before an excellent meal after the brief rigours of the AGM.
    Organised by Ian Gordon

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  • Boat Race Screening

    Sunday, 7th April 2019 – 18:00
    Club House, Paquis
    Live viewing of the Boat Race
    Organised by Olga Krylova

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  • Social Drinks

    Tuesday 26th March 2019, 19:00
    Le Dorian Restaurant, 1, Place Payot
    A larger than usual gathering, of more than twenty participants, exceeded the seating available in the indoor veranda. This favoured circulation, however, and helped to increase contacts among the many alumni groups represented. In addition to Oxford and Cambridge, these included Columbia, Harvard, Rockefeller, Boston, and Geneva universities, and the Fletcher School.
    Organised by Philip Selby

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  • Spring Dinner and Guest speaker

    Monday, March 18th 2019, Vieux Bois, Hôtel Ecolière de Genève
    It was a full house and a splendid evening at the Vieux Bois on Monday, March 18th, 2019. After an excellent meal, Professor Alvaro de Rujula, from CERN, spoke to us in his inimitable style, delightfully illustrated, about Dark Matter and Dark Energy, those ‘materials’ that are neither seen nor heard and yet fill 95% of our Universe, including that dining room. A lively Q&A session followed, with many fantastic known unknowns having to be left as work in progress for present and future astroparticlephysicists and cosmologists …
    Organised by Peggie Rimmer

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  • Afterwork Drinks

    Wednesday 20th February 2019, 18h00, The Stag wine bar, Rue des Etuves 1, Geneva
    An as ever popular after work event.
    Organised by Vicki Kay and Vicky Goodwin

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  • Business Networking Event

    Thursday 7 February 2019, 19h00, Clubhouse, Geneva
    In collaboration with Yale, Harvard, McGill and LBS we held the second of our joint business events in downtown Geneva. We had a turnout of around 40 people from a cross section of career stages, professions and universities. Just under half seemed to be from O&C.
    Three speakers at various stages of their networking journey spoke to the crowd to share their experiences about how they built their networks. Many thanks to Helen von Dadelszen (Present Potential), Jesse Anton (Whitespace) and Taha Bawa (Goodwall) for sharing their perspectives.
    We also had a series of ice breaker games for people to play between talks – and the grand prize in the Human Bingo game was won in record breaking time!

    Organised by Sanjay Sanghani

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  • Moonlight walk in snow

    Sunday 17 February 2019, 18h30, La Givrine
    Full moon and brilliant stars shone on pristine snow as 29 members and guests of the Oxford and Cambridge Club walked on a perfect night for dinner of either fondue, malakoff or cook-your-own-steak. The walk, three kilometres each way, was from La Givrine to the mountain chalet of Cuvaloup de Crans in the Jura mountains.
    Organised by Isobel Shaw

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  • Fondue Evening

    Wednesday 23rd January 2019, Café du Soleil, 6 Place du Petit-Saconnex
    The tradiotional Fondue dinner at a new location this year.
    Organised by Don Birch

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        • Social Drinks

          Thursday 17 January 2019, 19:00
          Le Dorian Restaurant, 1, Place Payot
          A small group of alumni of Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard universities
          met in Le Dorian restaurant to enjoy drinks and friendly conversation.
          Organised by Philip Selby

        • Christmas Special Afterworks Drinks

          Wednesday, 12th December 2018 – 18:00
          Brasserie des Halles de L’Ile

          Organised by Vicky Kay and Vicki Goodwin

        • Christmas Dinner, Cercle de la Terrasse

          Friday, 7th December 2018 – 19:00

          Our traditional Christmas dinner at the Cercle de la Terrasse.

          Organised by Gregory Timofiejew
          Vice-President

        • Museum Visit, Barbier-Mueller Museum

          Saturday, November 24, 2018 – 11:00
          Old Town, Geneva

          A small but distinguished members group enjoyed a fascinating visit to the Barbier-Mueller museum in the Old City. The guided visit focused mainly upon the museum’s unique collection of Benin asen or iron funeral sculputures; a genre previously unknown to any of the group. In addition to the fascinating commentary delivered by museum director Anne Joelle Nardin, the visit 100% achieved the objective of hosting extraordinary museums visits that one would probably never consider as an individual.
          A happily educated group then retired to the close by Le Boel for a home-styled lunch served up by chef Adriano
          As always, suggestions for future extraordinary museum visits in the Geneva area are most welcome.
          Organised by Don Birch


        • Chasse Dinner

          Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – 19:45

          The participants gathered at the Cave des Chevalières in the picturesque village of Soral, where the proprietor, Stephane Dupraz, presented a selection of the 17 wines he produces. These include the only Petite Arvine (typical Valais grape) grown in Geneva. The tasting was accompanied by a variety of snacks and dried meat. The participants learned how Geneva wineries have progressed from producing a few varieties to the present wide range of traditional and non-traditional wines, of greatly improved quality.

          Following this agreeable visit, the group moved to the Restaurant de la Fontaine, a typical village restaurant 100 yards from the winery, where an excellent dinner of seasonal game dishes was served. Conversation was lively and the evening ended towards 11 PM.

          Organized by Alexander Hawthorne

        • Social Drinks;

          Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 – 19:00
          The Dorian Restaurant

          Half a dozen alumni braved the Autumn weather to meet in Le Dorian Restaurant for drinks and friendly conversation.

          Organised by Philip Selby

        • Afterworks Drinks;

          Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 – 18:30
          The Black Sheep

          A great evening with the younger members of the club.
          Organised by Vicky Kay And Vicki Goodwin

        • Club Dinner

          Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 19:00
          Chateau de Penthes, 18 Chemin de l’Impératrice, Pregny-Chambesy

          A delightful evening at the Chateau de Penthes, where Michael McKay, well known in the British expatriate community, and the weekly host of The McKay Interview on World Radio Switzerland, shared some of his insights and reflections on his six years in radio.
          Organised by Simon Roper

        • Freshers Welcome and Recent Members party

          Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – 18:30
          La Mère Royaume

          Club President, Simon Roper hosted a reception for the Year 2018 Freshers about to go up to Oxford or Cambridge, while also taking the opportunity to formally welcome recent members to the Club. We were also joined by representatives of local schools, glad to have the opportunity to fare their recent charges “bon chance”.

          Attendance was the highest we have enjoyed, with almost sixty present. The two Universities were equally represented, with a balance between graduate and undergraduate students. The event provided a unique opportunity for attendees to meet both Freshers and Members from the Geneva area before going up.

          After thanking our sponsors, Atlanticomnium, Simon congratulated the audience on their achievement, wished them well for their first term, and encouraged them to join the club in due course.

          Angus MacDonald, (Cambridge) provided some words of advice for those about to make this big step. He emphasized making the most of this unique opportunity, not being daunted by the prospect and taking advantage of the many different ways students are able to profit from the experience.

          After the warm feedback from participants both at the event and afterwards we will try to repeat this format next year.

          Sponsor- Atlanticomnium S.A.

          Organisers- Don Birch and Simon Roper

          Organised by Don Birch

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        • Social Drinks

          Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – 19:00
          Le Dorian Restaurant,1, Place Payot, 1204 Geneva

          A smaller group than usual, we enjoyed drinks and the warm evening weather on the outdoor terrace of Le Dorian restaurant.
          There was friendly discussion among alumni from Cambridge, Oxford, EPFL Lausanne, and Geneva.
          Organised by Philip Selby

        • After work drinks

          Monday, August 27, 2018 – 18:30
          Pool Garden Bar, Quai Wilson 47, President Wilson Hotel

          Socila drinks in a new and exciting venue.

          Organised by Vicky Kay and Vicki Goodwin

        • Salève Walk

          Friday, August 17, 2018 – 16:00

          This annual event saw two groups walk in opposite directions from the Saleve Cable car around a circuit enabling views toward the Mont Blanc massif and over Lac Léman, before gathering in the Panoramique Restaurant for a well-earned and tasty meal accompanied by quaffable French wines. The debilitatingly hot weather of recent weeks eased and walkers were able to enjoy a vigorous 4 km walk in fresh air, always a fine prelude to enjoying a meal in good company

          Organized by Simon Roper

        • Croquet Championship

          Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 12:00

          The now traditional event for Croquet champions.

          Organized by Ian Gordon

        • After work drinks

          Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – 18:30
          Rooftop 42 Bar & Restaurant, Rue du Rhone 42, 1204 Genève

          Organised by Vicky Kay and Vicky Goodwin

        • Social Drinks

          Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 19:00
          Le Dorian Restaurant,1, Place Payot, 1204 Geneva

          We were a small group, owing to competition from the World Cup semi-final taking place the same evening. Cambridge, Oxford, and Geneva university alumni enjoyed friendly and animated discussion while profiting from the pleasant weather on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace. We were pleased to welcome two new Club members, both Cambridge alumnae. Some of the group left before the photo was taken.

          Organised by Philip Selby.

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        • Golf Club Dinner

          Thursday, July 5, 2018 – 19:00
          Golf Club de Genève

          A great evening with spectacular views!

          Organized by Anthony Smouha

        • Joint Business Networking event

          Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 19:00Brasserie des Halles de l’Ile

          In collaboration with Yale, Harvard, McGill and LBS we held a joint business event in downtown Geneva. We had a turnout of around 50 people from a cross section of career stages, professions and universities.
          A local improv group (The Renegade Saints) helped animate the evening with games and tips help people break the ice – no body even noticed the world cup football in the background. Given the feedback, we will certainly be holding more events and inviting other Universities to help build the community. Some events will be focused (by profession/interest) and some will be more general networking events.

          A LinkedIn group to help keep attendees in touch – stay tuned!

          Organized by Vicky Kay and Sanjay Sanghani

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        • After work drinks

          Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – 18:30
          The STAG wine bar, Rue des Etuves 1

          Organized by Vicki Goodwin and Vicky Kay

        • Spring Walk

          Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 10:00

          Organized by Isobel Shaw

        • Social Drinks

          Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 19:00
          Le Dorian Restaurant,1, Place Payot, 1204 Geneva

          Eighteen university alumni and one Cyprus Poodle (in the foreground, see photo) enjoyed another successful Social Drinks evening on the outdoor terrace of Le Dorian restaurant. Cambridge and Oxford alumni were joined by alumni of King’s College, London; IE Business School, Madrid; and McGill University.

          Organised by Philip Selby

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        • After work drinks

          Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 18:30
          Brasserie Halle de l’Ile, 1, Place de l’Ile, Geneva

          The event was held jointly with the Alumni groups from Harvard, Yale, Tufts and McGill Universities.

          Organized by Vicky Kay and Vicki Goodwin.

        • Annual Boat Race Dinner and AGM

          Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 18:15
          Club Nautique de Versoix, Port Choiseul, Versoix

          Our traditional event, this year at the Club Nautique de Versoix. AGM, Boat Races and Dinner in a beautiful setting.

          Organized by Ian Gordon

        • After work drinks

          Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 18:00
          The STAG wine bar, Rue des Etuves 1, Geneva

          We were particularly pleased to go back to the STAG (previously Vins d’ Urbains) as this was the venue we started these drinks at.

          Organized by Vicky Kay and Vicki Goodwin.

        • Oxford Alumni Weekend Rome 15-18 March

          Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 15:00
          Rome

          A number of club members joined Simon Roper, Ian Gordon at the recent Alumni Weekend held in Rome. This event follows on from earlier initiatives to provide Alumni with an opportunity to meet in a European city and hear from leading figures at Oxford, ranging from the University Chancellor to leading academics teaching there. The events complement the annual Alumni weekends organised at Oxford which many of our members enjoy. Cambridge provide similar opportunities to their Alumni.

          The first day the committee members met leaders of other Alumni groups based in Europe for an enjoyable lunch with Chancellor Lord Patten and officers of the Oxford Alumni office, including Christine Fairchild its Director. Following lunch, the Alumni office briefed us on their work and aims, and the Volunteers shared best practice with each other.

          On Saturday, a series of talks enabled Alumni to hear from University figures including the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, Dr Louise Richardson. She explained the University’s priorities and strategy for the future. Dealing with the implications of Brexit and ensuring the University does what it can to attract the brightest and best from all background, loom large. Continuing to offer top quality teaching in spite of reducing State support remains a central driver of strategy for the medium and long term.

          A wide range of diverting presentations was also on offer, whilst others chose to spend the day visiting Rome’s many and magnificent classical and Baroque attractions.

          A fine Black-Tie dinner in the elegant rooms of the Cavalieri Hilton allowed Alumni to make new friends and renew acquaintances.

          On Sunday, the British Ambassador welcomed Alumni to the extraordinarily grand premises she is currently caretaking on behalf of the United Kingdom. A lavish lunch provided a good excuse to stroll in the extensive grounds and examine the many classical artefacts discovered within the grounds.

          Picture 1 From left to right: Ian Gordon, Lord Patten, Simon Roper
          Picture 2 From left to right: Christine Fairchild, Simon Roper, Debbie Keefer, Vicky Maltby, Tony Keefer.
          Picture 3: Uk Embassy Rome

          Report- Simon Roper

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        • Social Drinks

          Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 19:00
          Le Dorian Restaurant,1, Place Payot, 1204 Geneva

          A smaller than usual attendance allowed a friendly and intimate conversation between alumni of Cambridge University and State University of New York.

          Organised by Philip Selby

        • Dinner with MSF at the École Hôtelière

          Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 19:15
          École hôtelière de Genève, Avenue de la Paix

          It was a full house in the Salle Dunant at the Vieux Bois restaurant where, after an excellent meal, members and guests heard about the work of Médecins sans Frontières from senior officers of the organisation. Rafa Carrascosa told how MSF operates, independently of politics, race, religion and culture, Els Torreele told of the global drive for equitable access to drugs and medical care, and Ante Wind told how field workers overcome the diverse difficulties constantly facing them to be greeted with ‘thumbs up’ from those waiting. Their commitment was palpable and they fielded incisive questions from the floor with great skill. The Q&A photo shows, l to r, club President, Simon Roper, and the MSF quartet, Rafa, Els, Ante and Damien Huaux who helped plan this successful evening.

          Organised by Peggie Rimmer

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        • Moonlight walk in the snow

          Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 16:45
          Couvaloup de Crans in the Jura

          Isobel Shaw led her annual full moon walk on Thursday 1 March. In fresh snow with a huge moon, 16 cheerful participants walked about two kilometres from the parking to the restaurant for an excellent Swiss meal of either fondu, raclette, malakoff or steak. The return walk was blessed with a clear sky, moon and stars and much laughter.

          Organized by Isobel Shaw

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        • Fondue Dinner

          Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 19:00
          Les Armures, Geneva Old Town

          Our traditional fondue dinner in the Geneva Old Town will again be held at Les Armures.

          Organized by Don Birch

        • Social Drinks

          Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 19:00
          Le Dorian Restaurant

          We enjoyed another pleasant evening of drinks and conversation, with
          alumni of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, and Geneva universities. A variety
          of nationalities included participants from China, Estonia, Germany, Ireland,
          Norway, and the UK.
          Organised by Philip Selby

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        • Christmas Dinner

          Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 19:00
          Cercle de la Terrasse

          Our traditional Christmas Dinner at the Cercle de la Terrasse.

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        • After work drinks

          Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 18:30

          A Christmas special “After Work Drinks”took place at Brasserie Halle de l’Ile. The club was joined by members from both Harvard and Yale Alumni groups.

          Organized vy Vicky Kay and Vicky Goodwin

        • Chasse Dinner

          Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 18:30
          Auberge de Choully

          Our now-traditional autumn wine tasting, followed by a dinner with game specialties, took place on Wednesday November 15th. We had chosen to hold the event in Choully, a hilltop village outside Satigny, which owing to its prosperity derived from the well-exposed vineyards which cover the slopes, is one of Geneva’s few remaining unspoiled villages, where properties pass from one generation to the next. It also enjoys a splendid situation, with views over the city of Geneva towards the Mt. Blanc and the Salève, the Bellegarde gap, the Jura, the wooded valley of the Allondon the Pays de Gex and the lake. The centerpiece of the village is the Domaine de Choully, a 17th century mansion.

          Our tasting was held at the clos du Chateau de Choully, opposite the manor house, in one of the historic farm buildings. We were given a tour of the winery, renovated in 2010 by the new owners, Lionel and Nathalie Dugerdil and tasted some of the products, including their red assemblages, which were particularly appreciated.

          We then moved to the Auberge de Choully, a typical village café, where we enjoyed a menu of excellent “chasse” dishes prepared by the owner, Pierre Descloux. These were accompanied by a Pinot Blanc from another local producer, la Clé de Sol, and a Gamay vielles vignes from the Clos du Château.

          This pleasant evening was organized by Alexander Hawthorne, committee member and ex-President.

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        • Social drinks

          Thursday, November 9, 2017 – 19:00
          Le Dorian

          We held another successful Social Drinks evening at Le Dorian Restaurant, with pleasant and animated
          discussion. The dozen participants represented Cambridge, Oxford, Geneva, and Webster universities.
          Jonathan Elzingre, Chairman of the Royal British Legion (Switzerland) provided us with poppies,
          commemorating Armistice Day after the first World War.
          Organised by Philip Selby

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        • Museum Visit (Musée Baur)

          Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 12:30

          Members enjoyed a visit to the Fondation Baur proceeded by an excellent lunch at Le Barocco GF Musee Art d’ Histoire. The Baur visit focused on the fascinating Japanese portion of the Fondation and was superbly introduced by Sylviane, a Geneva expert in Japanese culture and collectors pieces. Members were particularly interested in the extensive Japanese lacquer collection as well as details of the famous tea ceremony.

          Organized by Don Birch

        • Afterwork drinks

          Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – 19:00
          Key&Eagle Pub, Rue De-Grenus 7

          Members and their guests joined us for our monthly informal after work drinks at the Key&Eagle

          Organized by Vicky Kay and Vicky Goodwin

        • SolarStratos- Dinner 11 October 2017

          Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 19:00
          Château de Penthes, Pregny

          There was a good turn-out of over 50 members and guests at the Château de Penthes. All enjoyed a fine meal and excellent conversation followed by a presentation of the SolarStratos project by its CEO, Roland Loos. This Yverdon-based enterprise aims to fly a solar-powered aircraft into the stratosphere- “to the edge of space”- to prove it can be done in a man powered craft, and to create a platform for future commercial spin-offs, such as surveillance drones powered by solar energy which are able to remain aloft for long periods.

          On a previous adventure, the pilot and initiator of the project, Raphaël Donjon, navigated his solar-powered boat PlanetSolar around the world. Then he needed a life-jacket. This time he will be relying on a cosmonaut’s life-supporting spacesuit. The project’s technical challenges and the formidable human adventure involved inspired numerous questions. A future powered only by renewable energy, even in the skies, now really seems within reach.

          You can follow the progress of the project via this link https://www.solarstratos.com/en/

          After the lively question and answer session, Club President, Simon Roper, thanked the organisers and gave a Vote of Thanks to Mr. Loos on behalf of the Club.

          Organised by Max Bishop and Philip Selby.”

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        • Fresher’s Drinks

          Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 19:00
          Key & Eagle Pub

          The Club once again hosted a Freshers’ Welcome event at the Key & Eagle in Geneva. A nice mix of Old & New

          Organised by Don Birch

        • 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 – 19:00Golf 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

          Attachment:
          From angels arquebusiers to the spirit of the Escalade.pdf

        • 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 – 18:30Key & 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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          Attachment:
          O&C – QBP 4th June 2016.pdf

        • 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.

        • 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
          Attachment:
          Oxford and Cambridge Club – Cercle de la Terrasse – 10.12.2015.pdf

        • 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 – 18:30Key & 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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          Attachment:
          Oxbridge_Geneva_Dinner_14_05_2015.pdf

        • 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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          Attachment:
          LaPerleDuLac26thSeptember2014OxbridgeGeneva.pdf

        • 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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          OxfordandCambridgeClubofGenevaCERNVisit2014.pdf

        • 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


          Attachment:
          O & C flower walk 2014.pdf

        • 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