The Oxford and Cambridge Society of the Netherlands is registered as a Dutch “Vereniging”. Membership is open to all Oxford and Cambridge alumni or those who have had a significant connection with either University. The majority of current members live close to Amsterdam or The Hague, though there are also many in other parts of The Netherlands.
The annual subscription is €30 for ordinary members and €15 for those under 26. A spouse/partner counts as a “guest” (see below) and does not pay an extra subscription. However, for a couple who have both attended Oxbridge the subscription is €20 each.
The subscription period starts on 1st January of each year. However, a new member who joins after July 1st has the option to pay €45 for the 18 months until the end of the following year (or €60 for a couple, or €22.50 if under 26).
To join for the first time, please download the application form from here and return the filled-in form to the secretary by e-mail or by post. You can also obtain the form and any other information directly from the secretary by phoning Sam Lawley +31648662878.
To renew a subscription if you are already a member, just transfer the appropriate fee to the Society’s bank account (see details on home page) and use the “Omschrijving” (message) field to indicate the name and purpose, for example:
Please transfer the money before February 1st of the year in question. The treasurer will acknowledge receipt of the subscription.
A member can introduce guest(s) for particular events. For events that have to be paid for (especially for the Annual Dinner), guests are sometimes asked to pay a slightly higher charge. It is important that the numbers/names of guests are made known to the organisers, so that the correct planning can be made in good time.
Any non-member alumnus/alumna who is on our mailing list can also usually attend events on the “guest” basis described above, if space permits, but again please register and let the organisers know in good time. If you want to attend more than one event, however, we strongly recommend joining the society instead, because this helps with forward planning by the committee.
Normally it is assumed that membership will continue from year to year, however in order to terminate membership, please inform the secretary. Please also let the secretary know if you leave the Netherlands.
The Society maintains a data base of contact details for current members, former members, and other alumni who have asked to be on our mailing list. The data base is used within the committee and not distributed further. The secretary can, however, put people in contact with other alumni in their area, for example by forwarding an e-mail to a specific person or to a group of people in one city.
In addition, anyone who wishes to make their own existence known to other Oxbridge alumni in The Netherlands or take part in networking and discussions is recommended to join the following LinkedIn group: