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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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May 2018: Tim Berners-Lee in Amsterdam

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, an Oxford undergrad and chair, will deliver his Turing Award Lecture at the ACM Web Science Conference on Tuesday 29 May 2018, Aula Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 09.00-11.30h.

Title: What is the World Wide Web and what is its future? What could it be, what should it be? What is the Web we want?

This is a public event, open to all; registration is required but attendance is free of cost.
Here’s the link to attend https://websci18.webscience.org/index.php/registration-turing-lecture/

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May 2018 (CANCELLED): University Debating Series

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELlED!

We are pleased to confirm: The second Debate in the new University debating series in the Netherlands. This debating series was initiated by the Oxford & Cambridge Society, with the help of the Netherlands Fulbright Alumni Association. It attracts an audience consisting of alumni from a broad range of US and European universities, as well as other organizations.

Thesis: “This house holds that Trump is good for Democracy.”

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018,
Program: 19:00 – 19:30, Optional debating clinic; 19:30- 20:30, Main debate
Location: University College Leiden, Anna van Buerenplein 301, 2595 DG Den Haag. Walking distance from NS Station: Den Haag Centraal.

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May 2018: Alumni meeting in Amsterdam: Drinks and Dinner

Alumni from Columbia, MIT, Fulbrighters, Harvard, MIT, OxCam, McGill, Stanford, and many others are inviting you to: drinks and dinner on May 4th at the trendy Volkshotel, Amsterdam.

For further information, look [here]

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May 2018: The Royal Archives

THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE SOCIETY OF THE NETHERLANDS takes great pleasure in inviting you to a guided tour of the Royal Archives in The Hague

The Royal Collections of the Netherlands include the archives of the House of Orange-Nassau and unique collections of manuscripts and the special cartographic collection. As well as the personal papers of individual members of the houses of Nassau and Orange-Nassau, these include archives of royal estates and former estates in the Netherlands and overseas, those of the Royal Household and some third-party archives. A small part of the Royal Collections of the Netherlands is displayed in the family museum at the Royal House Archive, where the Royal Collections of the Netherlands are based.

The guided tour lasts about 75 minutes.

Date: Friday,  May 25th
Time: Meet in front of the entrance to the palace gardens at 13:30. Walk through gardens to Royal Archives at 13:45. Guided tour from 14:00 – 15:15.
Location: Prinsessewal, Den Haag http://www.koninklijkeverzamelingen.nl/en/contact-directions
Registration: Free for members who have paid their 2018 annual membership subscription. Maximum 22 participants due to limited space.

For more information, look [here]

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March 2018: Tour of Gazing Ball by Jeff Koons

Please join alumni of MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Fulbright, McGill, Oxbridge and many others for a tour of De Nieuwe Kerk’s 2018 Masterpiece: Gazing Ball. The work is from the Gazing Ball Paintings series by American artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955), which began in 2014. Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints) is a wondrous combination of a handpainted version of Madonna and Child with Four Saints (1500–01) by Italian Renaissance painter Perugino and a smooth cobalt-blue glass ball.

The Nieuwe Kerk Masterpiece series presents works of art so extraordinary that they are almost never loaned out, because of their fragility or their status as beloved favourites. Many of the works featured in the series have an obvious or unexpected religious or spiritual dimension. Each one is a work that calls for contemplation and introspection and dazzles visitors in the breath-taking surroundings of De Nieuwe Kerk’s gothic interior.

Date: Sunday 18 March
Time: Meet at the entrance of De Nieuwe Kerk at 15:30. Private tour from 16:00 – 16:45. Thereafter a drink (on own account) from 16:45 – 18:00 at the Cafe adjacent to De Nieuwe Kerk.
Location: De Nieuwe Kerk, Dam, Amsterdam
Open to: Harvard alumni and Ivy Circle members.
Registration: Please sign up before 15 March to c.demeyere@inter.nl.net on a first come first serve basis. Places are limited.
Price: EUR 19 without Museum Jaarkaart and EUR 10 with Museum Jaarkaart p.p. Please wire the fee before 15 March after you have received a confirmation from Carine to: Harvard Club of the Netherlands, NL66 TRIO 0198 487 622, stating your name and “Jeff Koons”.

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March 2018: 164th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. The 164th race will be held this year on Saturday, March 24th 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 82

Women: Oxford 30 : Cambridge 42

This year our traditional boat race dinner will be held at the Royal Boat Club in Heemstede.

Date: Saturday, March 24th, arrival from 5 pm, women’s race from 5:30 pm, AGM meeting afterwards before the men’s race at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 pm
Place: KR&ZV Het Spaarne, Marisplein 5, 2102 AC Heemstede
Price: €35 (members and first guest), €40 (all other guests)

More information [here].

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Elsewhere: Oxford alumni weekend in Rome

Oxford University is organising an alumni weekend for European alumni: Rome, March, 16-18. Details can be found here: https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/Rome2018

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