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Antonian Events around the World
There are over 50 Antonian groups world-wide. To get in touch with your nearest one, see the back page of the Newsletter or contact us and we will put you in touch with the local liaison officer. If your area doesn't have an Antonian contact point, why not volunteer? We are always looking for further people to help. If you are interested in getting involved with the group in your area - or starting a new one - please contact Kathie Mackay at email@example.com
Antonians in the Oxford area are welcome to attend the College's academic events. Please see the e-Calendar for details.
St Antony's Gaudy 2010 - 60 years of St Antony's College
All Antonians were invited to this year's Gaudy, held the weekend of 2nd - 4th July 2010, which celebrated 60 years of St Antony's.
The Oxford Alumni Weekend
The Oxford Alumni Weekend has rapidly established itself as a high point in the alumni year with over 1,000 people attending in 2008 and 2009. Photos and films of the event are available on the Alumni Weekend web pages. The last Alumni Weekend was held on 24-26 September 2010. If you like to plan ahead, dates of future weekends have been set for: 16-18 September 2011, and 21-23 September 2012.
Greek or Greece-based Antonians are encouraged to take a look at the new Facebook group that has been set up by the Liaison Officer, Dr Andreas Papatheodorou (’95). It can be found under the name St Antony's College Oxford - Alumni in Greece.
US - Washington, DC
The lively group of Antonians in and around the Washington DC area held its annual get-together on Thursday 6 November 2008 at the International Spy Museum’s Zola bar. If you would like an invitation to future events, please contact Thomas Boghardt.
Class of '99 reunion
A group of Antonians who joined in 1999 enjoyed High Table in College on Friday 30 October 2009.
A reunion for the Class of 1998 was held over 17-19 October 2008. More than 20 people returned to St Antony's to meet old friends, enjoy High Table and reminisce in the late bar.
China - Beijing
In September 2008, the Beijing office of John Swire and Sons Ltd hosted a gathering of former Swire-supported Senior Associate Members of St Antony's College. Professor Rosemary Foot, the John Swire Senior Research Fellow, attended this convivial event, as did Mr Yao Kang who, in the early 1990s, negotiated the original agreement between Peking and Fudan Universities and St Antony's. This was a welcome opportunity to exchange College and personal news, as well as to enjoy a delicious Chinese banquet at a restaurant in the Haidian district of Beijing.
Greece - Athens
A conference on The Study of Modern Greek History: An Oxford Perspective was held on 10 October 2008 under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Embassy in Athens and SEESOX. Amongst the distinguished speakers were the Foreign Minister of Greece, Ms Dora Bakoyannis, and the Warden, Professor Margaret MacMillan. For further details see the programme.
More than 1,000 people attended Oxford University's second Alumni Weekend on 19-21 September 2008. It featured an extensive programme of academic panels and lectures; concerts, theatre and sporting events; and special visits to libraries, laboratories, museums and gardens.
Canada - Ottawa
The Warden, Professor Margaret MacMillan, spoke on the subject of Friends or Something Else? China and the West in the 21st centuryat the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, on 17 September 2008. Click for further details.
On 18 June 2008 Dr Ian Neary dined with a group of Antonians at International House of Japan, Tokyo. The event was organized by Professor Yukinobu Kitamura.
Dr Philip Robins joined a group of Antonians for breakfast in Mexico City on 26 April 2008.
Canada – Toronto
Professor Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, delivered the annual Lionel Gelber Lecture at the Munk Centre for International Studies in Toronto on 1 April 2008 while collecting the Lionel Gelber Prize for his book, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press). The Prize honours the world’s best books on international affairs.
Gergo Hudecz organized a couple of meetings in 2007 which prompted fascinating discussions about life at St Antony’s over the years. Gergo is now moving overseas. We wish him well in his new job.
Canada - Ottawa
Dr Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre, gave a public lecture on The Tyranny of Strangers: Approaches to the Modern History of the Arabs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, on 16 November 2007.
US - Washington, DC
Around 60 Washington Antonians gathered for the annual St Antony's Washington, DC, area party on 4 November 2007. Professor Bruce Hoffman ('78), who is a leading scholar on terrorism currently teaching at Georgetown University, delivered an insightful and lively lecture on Al Qaeda’s Renaissance. Bruce’s talk was followed by a spirited discussion over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
The first every University-wide Alumni Weekend was held from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September 2007. Hundreds of Oxonians enjoyed a stimulating and enjoyable weekend of lectures, tours, dinners and fun. The Weekend proved such a success that it has become an annual event.
Oxford - The Middle East Centre Gaudy
2007's Gaudy (reunion), celebrating 50 years of the Middle East Centre, was a great success, attracting around 150 Antonians. This featured three days of lectures and discussions, dinners and social events, and was open to all Antonians, past and present. We were delighted to have Hanan Ashrawi (Honorary Fellow of St Antony's) as the keynote speaker. If you missed it, some of the papers are available online together with audio files and photos.
Canada - Toronto
Canadian Antonians met in the Provost's Lodge of Trinity College on May 7 2007 to bid farewell to Margaret MacMillan and to wish her all the best in taking up her new post as Warden of St Antony's.
China - Beijing (photo above)
The first meeting of the Beijing branch of Antonians was held in Beijing on the evening of March 16th, 2007. Judging by the quality of the conversation and the quantity of food and wine consumed, the evening was successful (though the former seemed to deteriorate as the latter progressed). There were about one dozen participants, including Antonians and several friends of Antonians from less-well-known institutions such as Cambridge University and Nuffield College. We look forward to the next event, to be held in time for the 2008 Olympics!
Daniel Bell and C.Y. Leung
(Antonian officers, Beijing and Hong Kong)
Egypt (photo above)
Timothy Garton Ash gave an informal talk at a dinner held in his honour by the Egyptian Liaison Officer, Jill Edwards, on 25 February, 2007. During his visit, Professor Garton Ash also spoke at the American University in Cairo's English Public Lecture Series.
Hong Kong (photo above)
C.Y. Leung hosted a reception and dinner in honour of the visit of the Acting Warden, Roger Goodman, on 20 Dec 2006. An enjoyable evening was had by all, sparking some interesting ideas in the discussion.
This is only a sample of the events which are happening all the time in different parts of the world. Please contact your local Antonian Liaison Officer for fuller details.
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