2018 Alumni Weekend in San Francisco

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We are delighted that the next Alumni Weekend in North America will be on the West Coast for the first time ever and look forward to seeing many alumni and friends in San Francisco!

Friday 6 April*
5:30 PM Drinks at the Westin St Francis Followed by Dinner at the Historic Ferry Building
Hosted by The Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH
Special Performance by The Choir of The Queen's College

*Very limited number of tickets will be available for purchase.

Saturday 7 April
8:30 AM Full Academic Program featuring The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson.

Includes opening and closing sessions, two breakout sessions, lunch, coffee breaks and drinks reception.

Tolkien Exhibition – on view at the Westin Saturday 7 April
In June 2018 the Bodleian Libraries will open its summer exhibition ‘Tolkien: maker of Middle-earth’. The Oxford exhibition will show treasures from the Tolkien archive, and for the first time in 50 years re-unite the manuscripts of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Tolkien’s original drawings. During the Alumni Weekend, we are delighted to show some highlights from the exhibition including five beautiful watercolors, painted especially for the first American edition of The Hobbit, and the dust jacket design, as well as a recently-discovered printed map of Middle-earth, annotated by Tolkien and his illustrator Pauline Baynes.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you are registered for the Friday 6 April, transportation will be provided to/from the Westin and Ferry Building. Be sure to note if you will need transportation when registering.

There is a parking garage at the Westin St. Francis, but more reasonable rates are available at https://unionsquareshop.com/parking.html.

What is the dress code for the events?

Friday evening: Business/Cocktail attire

Saturday: Business/Business casual

What's the refund policy?

The last day to request a refund is Thursday 29 March 2018.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring a printed ticket.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email events@oxfordna.org with any questions.

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