November 2017: Annual Dinner

Dear alumni, We are proud to announce our next event, the Annual Dinner with guest speaker, Dirk Brengelmann, a distinguished diplomat whose career includes appointments to Haiti, London, Washington and Brazil. Between 2010 and 2013 he was NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy in Brussels. Herr Brengelmann has been the German Ambassador to the Hague since August 2016.

Date: Friday, Nov. 3th, starting at 7:30 pm
Place: The Penthouse, Haagse Toren, The Hague
Price: €60 for members + €60 for one guest, €75 for non-members.

More information can be found [here] and click [here] for the registration form.

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To join the Oxford and Cambridge Society of the Netherlands, please follow the link.

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November 2017: Day of the Dead

Please join alumni of MIT, Harvard, Altardediademuertos.jpgColumbia, Fulbright, McGill and many others! For our new annual tradition: Instead of Halloween or Thanksgiving we will celebrate the “Day of the Dead”, a Mexican tradition that invites the loved ones who passed away to become part of the festivities. With altars full of colors, candles, food and drinks, we dance the night away. Dress Code: Customes suggested! Just wear what you can find in your closet, something colourful!

Date: Saturday 4 Nov, 7pm-11pm
Place: Terragon
Price: €25 euros including full dinner (for vegetarian option please tell us in advance), 2 drinks, coffee, tea and free parking.

Please register HERE so we know the numbers.

Picture by Eneas de Troya – http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneas/4072192627/, CC BY 2.0, Link

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October 2017: Round table with Dr. Stan Brouns

Dear alumni, We are proud to announce a new round table event at which you get the chance to listen to an eminent speaker in a small and intimate setting and ask questions. As we all agree to keep what was said inside the room to ourselves (Chatham House rules), everyone is free to express themselves.

The speaker is Dr. Stan Brouns, a renowned expert on CRISPR/Cas genome editing and microbe/bacteriophage interactions, topics which are almost daily in the news. Dr. Brouns has been contributing to public discussion rounds and his presentation titled ”How microbes keep their CRISPR memory up to date“ will be aimed at non- experts. Further details on his work can be found on his homepage: https://www.brounslab.org.

Please register by replying to Johannes Hohlbein (j.hohlbein {at} gmail.com). The event will be limited to 12 participants.

Place: Den Haag, Benoordenhout, further details upon registration
When:  Thursday, October 26th, 2017; starting at 7.30 pm
7.30 – 8.30 pm: Small reception
8.30 – 9.30 pm: Talk by Dr. Stan Brouns with discussion afterwards
Price: €10 for drinks and nibbles to be paid upon arrival

More information can be found [here].

 

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September 2017: Discovery of Mondriaan (Den Haag)

The Harvard Club of the Netherlands, in cooperation with the Columbia, MIT, Ox-Cam, and McGill clubs, has organised an exciting event not to be missed! From their website:

“Piet Mondrian is one of the Netherlands most celebrated and influential artists. The Harvard Club of the Netherlands and The Netherlands Fulbright Alumni Association have arranged not one but two private tours of the exhibition The Discovery of Mondrian (De Ontdekking van Mondriaan).

With the biggest and best collection of Mondrians anywhere in the world, the Gemeentemuseum is in a position to illustrate every stage of the artist’s amazing career in spectacular fashion. The journey will lead them to Amsterdam, Paris, London and New York – the great world cities where Mondrian could give free rein to his genius and make the discoveries that enabled him to revolutionize art.

Immediately following the tour participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a live jazz performance by the New European Ensemble in the Museum Garden (Tuinzaal).”

Date: Sunday 24 September, Meeting time: 13:30 hours in the main hall (the tour starts promptly at 13:45 hours)

Place: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Price: EUR 17.50 (or EUR 5.00 for Museum card holders)

For more information and registration please look [here].

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August 2017: Prinsengrachtconcert

The Columbia Club of the Netherlands, in cooperation with the Harvard, MIT, Ox-Cam, and McGill clubs, welcomes you to watch the Prinsengrachtconcert 2017 live and close-up, from a boat! You can find more information on this beloved Amsterdam tradition here:

Date: August 19, 2017 at 7pm – 10pm

Place: Prinsengracht, in front of the Pulitzer Hotel, Amsterdam

Price: €60, Dinner, drinks, and wine will be served

More information and registration please look [here].

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September 2017: Oxbridge admissions fair

The yearly admissions fair for students interested in studying in Oxford or Cambridge takes place in Amsterdam this weekend.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9th 2015, 1 pm
Where: Barlaeus Gymnasium, Amsterdam

For more information, please follow the [link].

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June 2017: Midsummer BBQ

Dear alumni, We are proud to announce our upcoming event, the summer BBQ:

Date: Saturday, June 24, starting at noon
Place: Leiden, Blauwkarper 17
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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