Events in 2024

December 2024

Christmas Market

We are inviting our members to join us for mulled wine at the famous White Christmas Village on the Alster river. Date will be announced through LinkedIn and the Mailing List.

November 2024

Annual Dinner 2024

We look forward to the Annual Black-Tie Dinner of the Oxbridge Society in Hamburg. Date will be announced through LinkedIn and the Mailing List.

October 2024

Oxbridge Pub Meet-up

On 24th October 2024, we will be organizing a Pub Meeting. The place will be announced through LinkedIn.

September 2024

Cambridge Alumni Festival

The Cambridge Alumni Festival will be held on September 27th at the Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Find all events here:

Freshers Event

We will be holding our Freshers’ Event on Tuesday 17 September 2024, from 19.00 hrs at ABATON Bistro, Grindelhof 14A, 20146 Hamburg (Bahnhof Dammtor, Bus 5 in the direction of Burgwedel, Grindelhof stop)

If you have been admitted to either of Oxford or Cambridge and wish to attend this informal get-together with other students who like you intend to take up their places, please register by September 3rd 2024 by email to indicating your name, college (Oxford or Cambridge), and subject you will study.

Find all Freshers Events here:



International Mendelssohn Festival

This year marks the tenth edition of the IMF International Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg. Between September 11 and 22, 2024, internationally renowned artists will perform ten chamber music concerts in the small hall of the Elbphilharmonie, in the church of St. Johannis in Harvestehude and in the forum of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
Our member Götz Triebel is a member of the festival’s board of curators. They would be delighted to count you among the guests at this year’s festival. The easiest way to purchase tickets is via the website

Tickets cost between €11 and €55. For all Oxbridge Society members, the festival offers a 15% discount. Please reach out to us, to receive the discount code.

British Summer Get Together at Guthaus Basthorst

The British Flair takes place at Gut Basthorst on September 7th 2024. Last year, one of our members, invited us to celebrate British Flair together. Registration will be announced through LinkedIn and the Mailing List.

More information on the program below.

July 2024

Members for Members Lecture

“The European Economic Union, 25 Years On”

“By our Members for our Members” series of events: “The European Economic Union, 25 Years On” by Arno Bäcker, President of the Regional Office of the Bundesbank in Hamburg.

Date: Wednesday 17th July 2024 18.00 to 19.30 hrs
Location: Bundesbank, Regional Office, Willy-Brandt-Straße 73
Dresscode: Come as you are

For those of you who wish to stay for dinner, a table will be reserved at the “Buddels” Gasthaus und Weinbar in Deichstraße.

June 2024

Annual Garden Party

As a cherished annual tradition, the Oxbridge Society of Hamburg celebrated the summer of 2024 on June 15th 2024. in grand fashion with its Summer Garden Party. This delightful event, held at the prestigious Anglo-German Club, brought together members of the Oxbridge Society and the Harvard Club for an unforgettable afternoon.

The event kicked off with croquet on the immaculate lawns, setting a perfect tone of leisurely elegance. The guests enjoyed the excellent service provided by the club, which ensured that every need was met with grace and efficiency. The highlight of the gathering was the short speech delivered by our president Wilfried Becker. True to his word, he reiterated the importance of brevity in speeches, making a succinct yet impactful address that resonated with all attendees.

Amidst the engaging conversations and laughter, members shared stories and exchanged ideas, rekindling old friendships and forging new connections. The Anglo-German Club’s charming atmosphere, combined with the diverse and vibrant crowd, made for a memorable celebration of Oxbridge tradition.

April 2024

Boat Race

The Oxbridge Boat Race was transmitted “en directe” from the river Thames on Saturday 30 March 2024 at Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Schöne Aussicht 37, 22085 Hamburg 15.00 to 18.00 hrs. The „Kaffee und Kuchen“ buffet and Sandwiches were served between the women’s and the men’s race.

“Cambridge, by 10 lenghts” was the winning bet – For this year’s Oxbridge Boat Race, President and Cambridge contact Wilfried Becker welcomed more than 30 members and their families for a private screening at the suitably aquatic Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), a
sailing club on the Alster.

The Oxford womens’ boat had a formidable start but, in the end, Cambridge won (as usual) – a pattern which was, as it turned out, equally pronounced in the men’s race. The Society’s resident rowing expert, Christian Baierle, was on hand to offer running commentary and, in the
interval between the races, organize a betting competition on the result of the mens’ race, with a bottle of Pimms up for grabs (Many thanks, Christian!).

Arno Baecker won the prize – and generously shared it with all who attended the event. Special thanks also go to our Past President and Oxford Contact, Brian Melican, who applied his technical wizzardry to link the River Thames with the Alster and get the race up on the NRV’s big screen.

Members for Members Lecture

StartUp Down – Lessons (to be learned)

Our event “Start Up Down – Lessons to be learned”, on April 19th at 12.30pm to 2pm, at the Al Lido in Hamburg was very enjoyable. Our member Hannes Schmidt hosted a working lunch as part of its new “By the Members for the Members” event series.

The event, titled “StartUp Down – Lessons (to be) Learned,” featured Hannes Schmidt of Jesus College, Cambridge. Held at Al Lido in the HafenCity, around 10 members and their guests gathered for an engaging discussion led by Hannes. Following a short introduction given by Wilfried Becker, Hannes shared his valuable experience in founding and closing a startup, offering first-hand insights into the challenges of entrepreneurship. Attendees enjoyed a relaxed setting, while networking and learning from Hannes’ journey. This intimate event provided an excellent opportunity to connect and exchange ideas over a delicious meal. It was a memorable and enriching experience for all who attended!