Antonian Events

Antonian Events

We are pleased to invite all Antonians to the forthcoming events, listed below.

80s Reunion: 15-16 September 2018

*Booking for the 80s Reunion has now closed.  If you would like to be added to the Waiting List, please contact alumni.office@sant.ox.ac.uk*

We are excited to welcome back those who were at St Antony's College during the 1980s for a special weekend of reunion events.  We will be hosting a whole programme of events, and hope that this will be a perfect opportunity for our alumni to reconnect with each other, and with College.  In the Combined Common Room of the Hilda Besse Building there will be an exhibition of matriculation pictures and other materials relating to the life of St Antony's in the 80s.  If you have any pictures or other things you would like to share, do get in touch with the Development Office.  Please see below for the full programme and details how to book your place.  To help cover the cost of the weekend, we will ask you to pay for meals and accommodation.  The event, however, is not designed to make a profit.  

The dress code for all events is smart casual.

We have been delighted by the number of you who have expressed an interesting in attending the whole weekend of events for our 80s Reunion, taking place 15-16 September.  In response to this, we have created a booking form where you can book and pay for the entire weekend in a single place, which can be found here.   

Accommodation in College is available from 14-17 September, (104 rooms), and bookings are taken through the St Antony's College guest room page, found herePlease type in the promotional code 'ALUM2018' (case sensitive) to see availability.  For any further enquiries regarding your booking, please contact accommodation@sant.ox.ac.uk.  Please note that the vast majority of rooms are singles, with very few double rooms available.

We expect a high turnout, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

15 September 2018

Breakfast

  • For those staying in College on the night of 14 September, breakfast will be served in Hall.
  • From 8.30am-10.00am.
  • Breakfast costs £6 per person.

    To register for breakfast, please complete the booking form found here

Lunchtime seminars with Emeriti

  • Our first official event will be a series of lunch time talks by Emeriti who were Fellows and supervisors at St Antony's in the 80s. 
  • These will take place from 1.15.pm. 
  • Among the emeriti who have confirmed their attendance are Alan Angell, Archie Brown, Malcolm Deas, Rosemary Foot, Celia Kerslake, James McMullen, Patrick O'Brien, Brian Powell, Alex Pravda, Avi Shlaim, Arthur Stockwin, and Theodore Zeldin.
  • The lunches cost £24 per person, including wine.

    To register for the lunchtime seminars, please complete the booking form found here.

Year Group Meetings

  • In the afternoon, we will be organizing year group meetings as minor reunions within the bigger 1980s Reunion.
  • These will take place from 3.00pm.
  • These gatherings will be hosted by the respective JCR Presidents, and we hope that they will offer an opportunity to recreate the debates from your time at St Antony's, and reconnect with old friends.
  • This event is free of charge.

    To register for the year group meetings, please complete the booking form found here.

1980s Weekend Keynote Panel

  • Professor Sir Paul Collier CBE FBA (Fellow since 1986) and Dr Theodore Zeldin (student from 1954; Fellow from 1963 until 2001) will join the Warden, Professor Roger Goodman, for a panel with the title 'The Past, Present and Future of St Antony's and the Role of Universities'.
  • The panel will take place from 5.00pm.
  • This will take place in the Nissan Lecture Theatre and Investcorp Auditorium.
  • This event is free of charge.

    To register for a ticket, please complete the booking form found here.  

Welcome Drinks Reception

  • Prior to High Table Dinner, we will be hosting a drinks reception to welcome you back to St Antony's.
  • From 6.45-7.15pm.
  • This will take place in the Combined Common Room.
  • This event is free of charge.

    To register for the drinks reception, please complete the form found here.

High Table Dinner

  • High Table Dinner will be served in Hall at 7.15pm, following on from the Drinks Reception.
  • Bridget Kendall (MPhil Russian and Eurasian Studies, 1980, and Honorary Fellow of St Antony's) has kindly agreed to give a dinner speech on behalf of the alumni.  She served as the BBC's correspondence in both Moscow and Washington before becoming the BBC's Chief Diplomatic correspondent.  In 2016, she became the first female Master of Peterhouse, the oldest College within the University of Cambridge.
  • After dinner, the Bar will be open in the Buttery.  We would like to create an 80s playlist for this part of the event, so if you have any musical suggestions, please do let the Development Office know.
  • Tickets to this event are £45 per person, including wine.

    To register for the dinner, please complete the booking form found here.

16 September 2018

Breakfast

  • For those staying in College on the night of 15 September, breakfast will be served in Hall.
  • From 8.30am-10.00am.
  • Breakfast costs £6 per person.

    To book for breakfast, please complete the form found here.

Tours of the College

  • Between 10am and 12.30pm we will be offering tours of the College.
  • With many new buildings since the 1980s, those who haven't been back since graduation will immediately see how much College has changed.
  • This event is free of charge.

    To register for a tour, please complete the form found here.

Barbecue

  • As a final celebration of the 1980s Reunion Weekend, we will be hosting a barbecue in the main quad.
  • The event commences at 12.30pm, with food specially prepared by our award winning chef.
  • The cost of the event is £22.50 per person, including College beer.

    To register for the BBQ, please complete the booking form found here.

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For further information or questions, please contact the Development Office.
 

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