The 81st San Francisco Boat Race dinner celebrates the 162nd 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.
Sir Christopher Hum KCMG, former British Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2002-2005) and former Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (2006-2012), will be the distinguished guest speaker. Sir Christopher read Modern and Mediaeval Languages as an undergraduate at Pembroke College, where he is now an Honorary Fellow. He then joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where much of his diplomatic career was connected with China. He studied Mandarin Chinese at Hong Kong University and went on to spend a total of eight years in postings to the British Embassy in Beijing. He served in the Asian departments of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and for several years was closely involved in London in the negotiations on the return of Hong Kong to China. Other overseas postings included Brussels (European Communities), Paris, the United Nations in New York and Warsaw (as Ambassador, 1996-1998). Outside the FCO, he served from 1998 to 2001 on the Governing Body of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is now following a postgraduate course at SOAS in Asian Art. He is interested in all the arts, especially music.
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 or Boat Club Blazer Preferred
RSVP by April 4th, 2016 - but please book early because space is limited
The dinner, including wine, is $108 for adults and $98 for seniors and students. Special rates are available for bookings made by March 14th, 2016. Note the dinner is restricted to alumni, academic visitors and former employees of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and there is a limit of one accompanying guest for each Oxford or Cambridge alumnus.
If you have difficulty booking online, please visit www.oxcam.org, print 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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