May 2022: Reunion of the Oxford and Cambridge University Alumni Associations in Benelux and the Rhineland in Luxembourg 

Dear Members, Some of you will already have heard the rumours: Our colleagues in the Luxembourg Oxford and Cambridge Societies are organising a fantastic alumni weekend to which we have all been invited. 

This will take place in the weekend of 6-8th of May 2022 with a full programme of events beginning with a Brazilian dinner on the Friday night. 

Following the link, you will find a folder containing the invitation and programme details as well as maps, hotel suggestions (special rates for members) and, of course, the booking form. The booking form contains the costings for each part of the programme as well as instructions on how to pay and return the form. The final cost of the weekend will depend on the individual choices you make from the programme menu.

Please return the form to (events {at} oxford.luas soon as possible and in any case well before the end of April. Please also put our own committee member, Nick Bowers (nickbowers2 {at} icloud.com), in cc. Nick will coordinate any requests for shared hotel accommodation, transport etc. and field any other questions you may have. Please do not reply to the secretary box!

The hosts will respond once they reach a limit on any of the bookings. 

We hope to see as many of you as possible at this weekend. Those of you who attended it in 2013 will remember how wonderful it was. The committee.

April 2022: Betuwe in bloom – Gelderland Spring hiking

Ready for your spring orchard walk in Betuwe’s best season? Come and join to our first walking trip in 2022 (9 km)

Start point/time: 30.04.2022, Geldermalsen station (car parking side) at 10:30am
Lunch: Fruitbedrijf en Bed & Breakfast “de Hoenderik”, you can purchase lunch and drinks
End point: Beesd Station, Beesd, Netherlands

You can take a sprinter train to get back to Geldermalsen station if you need to collect your car.

For booking, please follow the link to Eventbrite [here].

April 2022: 167th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

The President and Committee of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of the Netherlands have great pleasure in inviting you to the Boat Race Dinner on Sunday, 3rd April at the KNZ&RV, Muiden (opposite the Muiderslot castle).

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is one of the oldest sporting events in the world and is one of the highlights of our Society’s annual program. Both the Women’s (start time 15:23) and the Men’s Boat Race (start time 17:416:23 will be shown ‘live’ on a large screen at the KNZ&RV. The dinner will take place after the Men’s Boat race, and in between the 2 races a brief AGM will be held for Society members.

The price of 45€ for members & for guests includes a 3-course dinner followed by coffee/tea. A free drink will be available to all just before the AGM commences. The event location & bar will be open from 16:15 onwards.

The 3-course menu has fish/ meat/vegetarian options, please inform us of your preferred option & of any dietary constraints when purchasing your ticket on Eventbrite.

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. The 167th race will be held this year on Sunday, 3rd with both the Women’s Boat Race and the Men’s Boat Race being rowed on the Thames. The scores since the races first began in 1829 (men) and 1927 (women) now stand at:

Men: Oxford 80 : Cambridge 85
Women: Oxford 30 : Cambridge 45

Date: Sunday, April 3rd, arrival from 14:30, women’s race from 15:23, men’s race at 16:23, dinner from ~17:45, bar closes 20:00.

Place: KNZ&RV, Westezeedijk 7, 1398 BB Muiden
Price: €45 (members and first guest)

For booking, please follow the link to Eventbrite [here].

February 2022: Candlemas

Please join us for our first event of 2022, an afternoon of music, poetry, presentations and quizzes; all contributed by members themselves. After a long period of not being able to meet up in person, it will also be a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow members old and new whilst enjoying a first class afternoon tea.

We are returning to our traditional location: Emile van Leenen’s Pianos. There is ample (paid) parking at Parkeergarage Lammermarkt (Molen de Valk) close by and the venue is only 10 minutes’ walk from Leiden Central Station.

The afternoon will officially start at 3 pm and the doors will be open from around 2.45 pm to welcome guests. During the interval we will serve a substantial tea before continuing with the programme which is scheduled to end around 6 pm. The cost of the event is EUR 15.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27th, starting at 3:00 pm
Place: “Emilie van Leenen Piano’s”, Lammermark 59, 2312 CM, Leiden
Price: €15

More information and tickets [here] on Eventbrite.