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European elections 2019

We recently received an email from Sjors Keijzer (European Parliament, Liaison bureau in Nederland) that we would like to share:

“Dear Oxford and Cambridge Society of the Netherlands,

The European elections will take place between 23-26 May 2019; the elections in the Netherlands will be on 23 May. Non-Dutch EU citizens, such as expats, living in the Netherlands are able to vote in their own country or in the Netherlands.

In order to vote in the Netherlands, you have to register at your local municipality with the Y-32 form. The Y-32 form is available at your local municipality between 26 February 2019 and 9 April 2019. It is important that you register through this form before 9 April 2019. When registered correctly, you automatically will receive a voting pass a few days before the elections. If you are excluded from voting in your home country or in the Netherlands, you cannot participate in the elections.

How you can vote depends on the rules in your home country. You can use the website How to vote for more information or you can ask for more information about the voting progress at the government in your home country.

Maybe you think, “I already knew all of this, but my European colleague never votes, I have to tell him.” That´s great! Five years ago, the average turnout in the EU was only 42.6% and in the Netherlands even lower 37.3%. With the website thistimeimvoting.eu, the European Parliament wants to motivate people to go to vote and help them to motivate others to do the same in order to reach a higher voting turnout. Check it out!

The European Parliament Office in The Hague organises an event on 3 December. At this event, you can share your ideas on how to increase the voter turnout and we would like to hear how we could help you! There will of course be drinks afterwards. You can register here. We hope to see you there!”

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December 2018: Christmas dinner with the Harvard Society

Dear Alumni, We proudly invite you to come to the annual Christmas dinner organised jointly with the Harvard Society.

When: Saturday, December 15th
Time: Doors open at 18:00 (there’s a bar for meeting up), dinner starts at 19:00
Where: The Lobby Hotel V, Fizeaustraat 2, 1097 SC Amsterdam
Price: €65 for for a three-course meal, two drinks and tea/coffee

Looking forward to seeing you there! For more information and registration click [here].

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November 2018: Day of the Dead

Please join alumni of MIT, Harvard, Altardediademuertos.jpgColumbia, Fulbright, McGill and many others! For our new annual tradition: Instead of Halloween or Thanksgiving we will celebrate the “Day of the Dead”, a Mexican tradition that invites the loved ones who passed away to become part of the festivities. With altars full of colors, candles, food and drinks, we dance the night away. Dress Code: Customes suggested! Just wear what you can find in your closet, something colourful!

Date: Saturday 3 Nov, 5pm-9pm
Place: Terragon
Price: €29 euros including full dinner (for vegetarian option please tell us in advance), 2 drinks, coffee, tea and free parking.
What: 17:00 Drinks and tour of the Terragon forrest with the Altars. (There is a bar if you want to start drinks early.)
18:30 Full dinner (for vegetarian option please tell us in advance), drinks, coffee and tea.

Please register HERE so we know the numbers. Information on payment can be found on the site as well.

Picture by Eneas de Troya – http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneas/4072192627/, CC BY 2.0, Link

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October 2018 (MIT): drinks party of Startup Commons

You are invited to the drinks party of the Startup Commons.

As you may be aware the Startup Commons is the largest annual town-hall meeting for the leaders of the NL startup scene.

At the Commons drinks you can network with senior management of NL’s leading startups (e.g. Catawiki, PicNic, Camptoo, Leapfunder, IkBenFrits, NightBalance, etc.) You can meet senior management of all the major Accelerators nationally (e.g. Brightlands, HighTechXL, PnP, Rockstart, SBC, PnP, NLC, etc.). And of course you can connect with the VCs and Informals that are backing them behind the curtains. Also, there will be opportunity to meet the listening ears from the government (Constantijn van Oranje, Wethouder Kock, etc.)

It should be a great evening for those of you thinking about starting your own company.

The drinks go from 21:00. It’s Oct 5 in the attic of Magna Plaza, rent 24, 139F Spuistraat, Amsterdam.

You need to RSVP. Number are limited and first-come first-serve.

Yours, MIT Netherlands

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October 2018: Annual Dinner

Dear alumni, we have great pleasure in inviting you to our Annual Dinner held in Slot Zeist. Our speaker and guest of honour is the Honourable Peter Wilson CMG who was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in August 2017. Prior to this, Ambassador Wilson was the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, New York. His previous postings have included service at the Foreign and Commonwealth office and the British Embassy in Beijing. He has also ran the European Parliament Team at the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels. Ambassador Wilson is also an Oxbridge alumnus having obtained a Bachelors in Modern History from Oxford University.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th, starting at 7:00 pm
Place: Sot Zeist, Zinzendorflaan 1, 3703 CE Zeist (free parking available)
Price: €70 for members, €80 for non-members and guests.

More information including the registration form can be found [here] .

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September 2018 (MIT Club): Uber & Piip

The MIT club is inviting you to:

  • a visit to the global headquarters of Uber … (it’s in Amsterdam).

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  • And afterwards join alumni from Columbia, MIT, Fulbrighters, Harvard, MIT,
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When: Sep 21st, Gather 17:00. Uber tour at 17:30 followed by Q&A. Followed by: between 18:30 and 19:00 we depart for food and pub crawl in the Pijp
Where: Uber, Meester Treublaan 7, Amsterdam
What: Tour, Q&A, Food & Pubcrawl
Who: alumni from Columbia, MIT, Fulbrighters, Harvard, MIT, OxCam, McGill, Stanford, and many others

Please RSVP: here.

Look forward to seeing many of you there. Yours, MIT Netherlands

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September 2018: Pottery and Wine-tasting

Dear Alumni, one of our members has organised a Oxcam pottery / wine-tasting workshop. Places are very limited, so pleace contact secretary.OCNL@gmail.com to ask for remaining seats.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 16th, starting at 4 pm (until ~6pm)
Place: Three Tree Ceramics, Weimarstraat 36, 2562 GZ Den Haag
Price: €10/person – to cover the cost of the wine. The clay is free.

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June 2018: HAPPY HOUR at Splendor Amsterdam

Summer vacation is almost here so it’s time to be merry. Join other alumni for a cocktail HAPPY HOUR at Splendor Amsterdam on June 29th, starting at 17:30.

Who: alumni from McGill, Columbia, MIT, Fulbrighters, Harvard, OxCam, Stanford, and others

Have you discovered Splendor? Splendor is a really cool musical laboratory and club-house for professional musicians (see more details below). Some of the best musicians in the country are members … and they will be playing the best and worst cocktail music for you during the evening.

And you’ll get two drinks for the price of one, wahey. At 18:00 we will also get a full back-stage tour of this club-house from one of its founders.

Tickets are Euro 16 at the door. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-cocktail-drinks-and-music-at-splendor-on-june-29-in-amsterdam-tickets-46822547500?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Where: Splendor Amsterdam, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, Amsterdam
When: June 29th, 17:00 for 17:30. (The tour is at 18:00.)

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OxCam and the GDPR

Hereby we would like to inform you about a new page on our website that provides  information regarding our privacy policy: Privacy Policy OCNL.

If you received this post via email, please be aware that we have your email address, which is visible to committee members. Your email address will not be shared with any third party.

Thank you all for your patience and for being interested in our Society!

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June 2018: Midsummer BBQ

Dear alumni, We are proud to announce our upcoming event, the summer BBQ:

Date: Saturday, June 23rd
Time: 12.30 – 16.30
Place: Leiden, 2 mins walking from De Vink train & bus station (exact place will be shared after registration)
Price: €12 for all you can eat, children under 12 free

This is a family-friendly event, so please bring friends and children, and outdoor games to play! See you there! The Committee

More information and registration form [here].

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