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because it keeps it friendly and cheap!

Frances, 2nd Year

Members' Events

We hold many events for Members in College, in the UK and all over the world: lectures, concerts, visits, reunions and much more. Details are below and do come and join us.

Wednesday 1 NOV 2017

London Launch of 'Between Two Worlds: An Architectural History of Emmanuel College

6:00pm – St Stephen Walbrook Church, 39 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BN

You are warmly invited to help celebrate the launch of ‘Between Two Worlds: An Architectural History of Emmanuel College’, written by Jeremy Musson, and published by Scala.

There will be a drinks party from 6.00 pm and Jeremy will given a short talk at 6.15 pm

The book will be available for purchase, and Jeremy will be present to sign copies.

  • Please contact the Events Officer for further information about booking this event.

Friday 3 NOV 2017

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Dinner in Oxford

7:00pm – Exeter College, Oxford

The Emmanuel Society will be holding a dinner for members and their guests at Exeter College, Oxford on Friday 3 November. The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the Rector's Drawing Room, followed by dinner in Hall and the guest speaker will be the Master, Dame Fiona Reynolds.

Drinks will be served from 7pm with dinner at 7.30pm. Most people like to wear black tie, but this is not essential. 

Pricing:

Places for Members who graduated before 2013: £70

Places for all guests: £70

There is a limited number of places for Members who graduated between 2013-17 & current students at Oxford, at £40.

  • Please contact the Events Officer for further information about booking this event.

Saturday 11 NOV 2017

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Society Day: Medical Ethics, Messiah and AGM

10:30am

This year's Society Day will consist of talks on Medical Ethics and a sing- and play-through of Handel’s Messiah from Scratch.

The AGM will be held in the Queen's Building at 10.30am, followed by coffee at 11am in the Harrods Room. 

Talks by The Revd Jeremy Caddick, Dean, and Dr Stephen Barclay, University Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Palliative Care, will take place at 11.30am, followed by a buffet sandwich lunch in the Old Library.

The Scratch Messiah will take place in the afternoon in the College Chapel, from 2pm, conducted by Richard Latham (1997). We will be joined by the Chapel Choir and members of the College Music Society, and singers, players and even brave listeners are all welcome. Messiah is scored for strings, oboes, bassoon and trumpets.

  • Please contact the Events Officer for further information about booking this event.

Tuesday 5 DEC 2017

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Emmanuel Society and College Carol Service

6:30pm – Temple Church, London

The annual Emmanuel College and Society Carol Service will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 December 2017, at Temple Church, London, with drinks for Members and guests afterwards.

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Thursday 7 DEC 2017

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Varsity Match

11:30am

The College has once again been allocated a limited number of tickets to attend the Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday 7 December.

Tickets also grant access to the Varsity Gathering (formerly the Blues Village) – a private bar under the South Stand, with easy access to food outlets and the live music area. The Varsity Gathering will be dressed with College flags, and members can congregate in the Emma area.

The squads are yet to be announced, but we have it on authority that there is a good chance that Emma players will be on both the Men’s and Ladies’ teams.

The Varsity Gathering is open from 11am to 7pm (Kick-off: Ladies 11.30am; Men 3pm) with live music and great food and drink.

Tickets are charged at £40 per person; the closing date to book is Monday 6 November.

  • Please contact the Events Officer for further information about booking this event.

Spring2018

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City of London Dinner

The Society are planning a dinner for those who work in or around the City of London next year.

If you would be interested in attending, please follow the link below.

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Wednesday 31 JAN 2018

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First Night of Television: Talk by Hugh Hunt

5:30pm

Dr Hugh Hunt (1984) will give a talk in the Queen’s Building Lecture Theatre at 5.30pm. On 2 November 1936 the BBC broadcast live TV for the first time. No-one back then had any idea what this really meant. He’ll look at how it was all done, with spinning discs and flashing lights – and all in complete darkness! The talk will be followed by a drinks reception and buffet supper in the Old Library.

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Friday 2 FEB 2018

Burnaby Recital

6:15pm

Simon Ponsford (countertenor) and David Ponsford (virginals) will give a recital in the Chapel at 6.15pm.

All are welcome to the concert, which will last approximately 45 minutes. It will be followed by dinner at High Table for Members and their guests.

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Tuesday 6 MAR 2018

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London Drinks

6:00pm

The annual London Drinks will take place in London in March. All Members living and working in London are very welcome to attend; there is no need to book. Recent graduates are especially welcome!

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Saturday 24 MAR 2018

Gathering of Members (1986-1988)

12:00am

Wednesday 25 APR 2018

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Emmanuel Society Lecture by James Fox

Dr James Fox (2001), Reserach Fellow of Caius, author of British Art and the First World War, 1914-1924, and BAFTA nominee for his BBC Four series British Masters, will be giving the Emmanuel Society Lecture in April 2018 in London. Please express your interest on the website.

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Spring2018

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Visit to Stowe House and Landscape Gardens

Stowe, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ

The Society is planning a visit to Stowe for a tour of the restoration of the house and a visit to the gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown in the spring/summer.

If you would like to attend, please express your interest; further details will be sent when available.

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Saturday 14 JUL 2018

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Society Garden Party

The Society Garden Party in Cambridge will take place on 14 July 2018; please express your interest for the event on the website.

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Saturday 14 JUL 2018

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Emmanuel Society Garden Party

2:30pm

Friday 21 SEP 2018

Gathering of Members (1961-1966)

To be arranged 

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Channel Islands

The Society is considering holding events in the Channel Islands.

To be arranged 

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USA

Dr Stephen Thompson (1983) is organising meetings in Washington and Boston as well as in New York. Events are also being arranged for Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

To be arranged 

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Cornwall

The Society is considering holding an event in Cornwall.

To be arranged 

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Other events overseas

Further events are planned for France, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Sydney and Toronto.

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