The 79th San Francisco Boat Race dinner celebrates the 160th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. It promises to be a fine affair in the elegant ambience of the University Club atop Nob Hill in the heart of San Francisco. The University Club is located at Powell and California Streets, adjacent to the Fairmont Hotel.
Simon Winchester, OBE, writer, broadcaster and traveler, is the distinguished guest speaker. Winchester studied geology at Oxford and is best-selling author of 22 books including Atlantic, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World. During his early career at The Guardian, he covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. His latest book, following his naturalization as an American citizen about the USS Constitution on July 4th, 2011, is The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible, which was released in October 2013.
Co-chairs are Matthew Kaser (Linacre, Oxford) and Alexander Driskill-Smith (Caius, Cambridge).
Cocktails are at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 7:15 pm. The Boat Race video will be played before dinner at 6:15 pm and again after dinner.
Dress - Black Tie Preferred
RSVP by April 11th, 2014
The dinner, including wine, is $105 for adults and $95 for seniors and students. Special rates are available for bookings made by March 22nd, 2014. Note that there is a limit of one accompanying guest for each Oxford or Cambridge alumnus.
If you have difficulty with the online payment system, please visit www.oxcam.org, print out the flyer and mail it with a check to the Treasurer, Alexander Driskill-Smith. For other queries about payment, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Oxford and Cambridge Events is a team of alumni volunteers that arranges the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Dinner in San Francisco.