May 2021 (online): Wine tasting event

Dear OxCam Society Member,

A Society wine tasting event has been organised for Wednesday May 12, starting at 19:00 and lasting 1 -2 hours. The event will be run remotely via Zoom, tasting 8 different 60ml wine samples delivered to your address beforehand. We will be tasting a varied range of 8 different wines from Spanish wine maker Enate. The cost for the wines, including shipping in the Netherlands, is €35. You can also add a ‘borrelplank’ (assorted cheese and charcuterie platter) for €12,50.

The tasting requires a minimum of ten participants. You will be sent an email once the tasting has been confirmed and a reminder before the tasting starts. Please note that your participation is not confirmed until your payment has been received. If partners/guests are not yet sure, a second sign-up can always be done later for them, up until the deadline. The sign-up/ payment deadline is May 5, 19:00. Note that payment can only be made after applying a coupon code that was sent to paid up members. When in doubt, please email secretary.ocnl@gmail.com.

When: Wed, 12 May 2021, 19:00 CEST
Where: Online (Zoom link will be provided)!

For further details and tickets please follow the [link].

Wijnproeverij flesjes

April 2021 (online): 167th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Dear alumni,

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Alas, this year we will not be hosting our usual in-person Boat Race event. However…

We warmly invite you to join us via Zoom between 16:30 CET and 18:30 CET on Sunday, April 4, 2021, with participants watching the races on their own TVs, in their own living rooms, via BBC One:

For the zoom link for this free, “experimental” event please contact secretary.ocnl@gmail.com.

No registration or confirmation is needed.

Hope to see you there!

February 2021 (online): Information chaos, Trump, and how we regain trust in news – Alan Rusbridger

With COVID-19 continuing to make our usual physical events impossible, our Society would like to invite you to an engaging online discussion, led by Alan Rusbridger, on the topic of information chaos, Trump, and how we regain trust in news.

Alan Rusbridger is a British journalist, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and the former editor-in-chief of The Guardian. In 2020 he also became a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board.

In his recent book, News and How to Use It: What to Believe in a Fake News World, Rusbridger talks with passion about social media, citizen journalism and new business models. There is no shortage of cheap and cheerful websites that cater to commentator’s vanities. But who is going to fund the journalism is that really matters— the investigations, the search for fact that those in power would rather we did not have? Do we want Silicon Valley to be its philanthropist?

When: Fri, 26 Feb 2021, 20:00 CEST
Where: Online (Zoom link will be provided)!

For further details and tickets please follow the [link] to Eventbrite.