October 2019: Annual Dinner in Amsterdam

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of The Netherlands warmly invites you to our annual dinner at the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club (IGC). The exclusive IGC is beautifully situated on the famous Dam Square. Please join us for a pre-dinner drink followed by a delicious three-course meal, including drinks. We will be dining in the flagship ‘Damzaal’, which as the name suggests, overlooks Amsterdam’s famous square.

We are proud and delighted to announce that this year’s guest of honour comes from our midst. An Oxford alumna, a former undercover spy, an esteemed member of our Society… Rachel van der Wilden MBE (Lady Margaret Hall 1944-47) will take us on a trip down Memory Lane, as part of an after-dinner interview and conversation with our Society Secretary.

Black tie preferred.

Date: Sat, 26 October 2019; 18:30 – 22:00 CEST
Place: Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club, Dam 27, 1012 JS Amsterdam
Price: €85 for members and guests.

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

October 2019: Round table with prof. em. Henk Dekker

Politics is ultimately the work of human beings. If we want to understand politics better, we need to include psychological concepts and approaches in our analysis. What is the political mind of human beings and what are the most important ingredients? Crucial is the attitude towards one’s own country and people; patriotism or nationalism. This is also true in a globalising environment. Prof. em. Dekker will discuss with us his research on these matters.

prof. em. Dekker is a professor in political socialisation and integration and name-giver to the inter-university Henk Dekker award for Educational Innovation. His research includes nationalism, political cynicism, and political socialisation.

Join us for this event in the Faculty Club’s canal side room. A selection of non-alcoholic beverages and and a platter of finger food are included in the price.

The event will be limited to 12 participants.

Place: Faculty Club, Rapenburg 73, 2311SL, Leiden
When:  Tuesday, October 8th, 2019; starting at 7.00 pm
Price: €15 for drinks and nibbles to be paid via Eventbrite

For registration please use the link to Eventbrite can be found [here].

September 2019: High Tea in Den Haag

You are warmly invited to our British High Team, at Scallywags on September 1 in The Hague, where we will enjoy an afternoon filled with assorted or home-made sandwiches, cakes, scones and unlimited tea.

Scallywags is a beautiful tea room in the center of the Hague, run lovingly by a caring team headed by a British man. Don’t believe us? Check out their 9.7 rating on The Fork. For special dietary requirements, please contact secretary.ocnl@gmail.com.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1st, 16:00 to 19:00
Place: Haagsche Bluf 16, 2511 CN Den Haag
Price: €21

Registration via Eventbrite [link].