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October 2018: Annual Dinner

Dear alumni, we have great pleasure in inviting you to our Annual Dinner held in Slot Zeist. Our speaker and guest of honour is the Honourable Peter Wilson CMG who was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in August 2017. Prior to this, Ambassador Wilson was the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, New York. His previous postings have included service at the Foreign and Commonwealth office and the British Embassy in Beijing. He has also ran the European Parliament Team at the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels. Ambassador Wilson is also an Oxbridge alumnus having obtained a Bachelors in Modern History from Oxford University.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th, starting at 7:00 pm
Place: Sot Zeist, Zinzendorflaan 1, 3703 CE Zeist (free parking available)
Price: €70 for members, €80 for non-members and guests.

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

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September 2018 (MIT Club): Uber & Piip

The MIT club is inviting you to:

  • a visit to the global headquarters of Uber … (it’s in Amsterdam).

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  • And afterwards join alumni from Columbia, MIT, Fulbrighters, Harvard, MIT,
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When: Sep 21st, Gather 17:00. Uber tour at 17:30 followed by Q&A. Followed by: between 18:30 and 19:00 we depart for food and pub crawl in the Pijp
Where: Uber, Meester Treublaan 7, Amsterdam
What: Tour, Q&A, Food & Pubcrawl
Who: alumni from Columbia, MIT, Fulbrighters, Harvard, MIT, OxCam, McGill, Stanford, and many others

Please RSVP: here.

Look forward to seeing many of you there. Yours, MIT Netherlands

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September 2018: Pottery and Wine-tasting

Dear Alumni, one of our members has organised a Oxcam pottery / wine-tasting workshop. Places are very limited, so pleace contact secretary.OCNL@gmail.com to ask for remaining seats.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 16th, starting at 4 pm (until ~6pm)
Place: Three Tree Ceramics, Weimarstraat 36, 2562 GZ Den Haag
Price: €10/person – to cover the cost of the wine. The clay is free.

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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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