The 78th San Francisco Boat Race dinner celebrates the 159th 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.
Richard Waters, San Francisco Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, is the distinguished guest speaker. He oversees all West Coast, Silicon Valley and global technology industry coverage and also writes for the FT techblog. Waters moved to San Francisco in 2002 after serving as New York bureau chief, editor of technology, telecommunications and media, and Wall Street reporter. Prior to that, he served in the London office as an editor of international capital markets, securities industry correspondent and accountancy and taxation correspondent. Before joining the FT, he was a reporter and editor for several financial magazines. He also spent two years at Lloyds Bank International and lived for a while in Chile, where he worked as a teacher. Waters has appeared on the BBC, CNBC, CNNfn and NPR. He was chosen Corporate Finance Reporter of the Year in 2004. He was shortlisted for the Business and Finance Reporter of the Year award at the British Press Awards in 2003 and he won the award in 1992. He was named Accountancy Journalist of the Year in 1988. Waters earned his bachelor's degree from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
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 March 29th 2013
The dinner, including wine, is $100 for adults and $94 for seniors and students. Special rates are available for bookings made by March 9th 2013. 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
Oxford and Cambridge Events is a team of alumni volunteers that arranges the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Dinner in San Francisco.