Events in 2018


Dezember 2018

Christmas market meet-up
With the Society’s third full year drawing to a close, join us for an informal mid-week gathering in the second week of December at the Eppendorfer Weihnachtsmarkt on Marie-Jonas-Platz for mulled wine, fried snacks dredged in sugar, and the sound of (recorded) sleighbells ringing. Sign-up using the app for date and precise details.

November 2018

Black-tie dinner
With two highly successful formal dinners at the Anglo-German Club under our belt, we will be continuing what is now a tradition with the Third Annual Dinner of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hamburg on 3rd November. The evening’s guest speaker is German public service broadcasting’s „woman in London“ Annette Dittert, ARD senior foreign correspondent, who will be offering an entertaining and informative talk on the subject of Britain, Brexit, and house boats.

Violin concert
Our treasurer Andreas will be hosting young violinist Dmytro Udovychenko in his home and has kindly extended an exclusive invitation to members of the Society. Dmytro recently won second prize at the international Joseph-Joachim Violinist Competition in Hannover and will be offering a range of music on Friday, 16th November. Members of the Society please contact the Committee by e-mail to register.

October 2018

Author reading with Anselm Rodenhausen
Dr. Anselm Rodenhausen is a writer and lawyer who has advised international tech-companies and is now working for the European Commission in Brussels on digital policy files (AI, Blockchain, online platform regulation). He is also a writer who has produced a gripping thriller called Zernetzt about a new kind of social network with a dark secret from which he will be reading to us on 21st October. Use the events app to sign up.

September 2018

Information evening for freshers
Live in northern Germany and got a place at Oxford or Cambridge starting this autumn? Join us from 6pm on Friday 7th September and ask all those questions that we wish somebody would have been able to answer when we were getting ready to go. Just contact us to find out about where we be holding the event and what to expect.

July 2018

Summer Garden Party
Following the success of the last two, we will be holding our third Summer Garden Party at the Anglo-German Club from 6pm onwards on 6th July; we are delighted to once again be joining forces with the Harvard Club Hamburg for this year’s edition. Invitations to follow by group e-mail.

June 2018

Museum tour
This tour of the Museum für Völkerkunde takes a critical look at how ethnographic museums of this kind began operating and the assumptions on which they based their activities; it also explains how the museum is now engaging with the descendents of groups who were the subject of colonial-era interest. This weekday after-work event is scheduled for Thursday, 14th June. Use the events app to book.

April 2018

Spring Dinner
It’s time for another one of our classic, formal-hall-style dinners at the Anglo-German Club on 11th April. Space is limited, so respond to the e-mail invitation early to avoid disappointment.

March 2018

Boat Race Event
For the second year running, a Hamburg-based alumni with an extremely large television screen has kindly agreed to host us for an afternoon/evening of good-natured inter-University abuse based on the performance of 18 current students on the Thames on 24th March. Details on request by e-mail.

February 2018

Grünkohlwanderung
After last year’s successful event in this north German tradition, we’ll be meeting for more buccholic strolling, steaming kale, and back-straightening schnaps this February. Sign up for precise details about location and time.

January 2018

Sunday brunch
Join us for a relaxed Sunday brunch at Café Borchers in Eppendorf, a popular destination for a late breakfast/early lunch near the university hospital and within post-prandial walking distance of the Alster.  Details about reservation by e-mail or using the app.

Events in 2017


December 2017

Christmas market meet-up
To round off a fantastic year for the Society, join us at the charming Eppendorfer Weihnachtsmarkt on Marie-Jonas-Platz for mulled wine and calorific snacks a-plenty (you’ll note that we’re studiously avoiding mention of the weather). Details on signing up (e-mail or using the app).

November 2017

Black-tie Dinner
Following last year’s successful formal dinner at the Anglo-German Club, we will be holding the Second Annual Dinner of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hamburg on 4th November; our guest speaker is the author of a book about Volkswagen and will be giving us his insider’s perspective on the challenges facing the carmaker. Invitations will follow to members in due course.

October 2017

Exhibition tour at the Kunsthalle
Join us for an after-work tour of the latest edition of the „Honey, I re-arranged the collection“ series at the Hamburg Kunsthalle on Thursday 12th October. Registration by e-mail.

September 2017

Information evening for freshers
Headed to Oxford or Cambridge this autumn? Join us from 6pm on Friday 8th September and ask all those questions that we wish somebody would have been able to answer when we were getting ready to go. We will have current students at both universities on hand to provide you with the most up-to-date insiders‘ perspective possible. Please contact us by e-mail to find out about the location.

July 2017

Summer Garden Party
Following the success of last year’s event, we will be holding our second Summer Garden Party at the Anglo-German Club from 6pm onwards on 12th July; we are delighted to be joining forces with the Harvard Club Hamburg for this year’s edition. As there will be no fixed seating arrangements, we look forward to welcoming as many members of the Society with friends/family as possible. To help us plan, please let us know if you are attending by replying to the invitation by 14th June.

May 2017

Lunch-time talk on UK General Election
We will have the great pleasure of hosting Jeremy Cliffe of The Econmist, who will be offering us the insight he gained into British politics as author of the weekly’s „Bagehot“ column two weeks before the snap election on 8th June. Central Hamburg location t.b.c.; contact the Society to reserve your space.

April 2017

Boat Race Event
A Hamburg-based alumni with an extremely large television screen has kindly agreed to host us for an afternoon/evening of good natured inter-University abuse based on the performance of 18 current students on the Thames on 2nd April. Details on request by e-mail.

March 2017

Spring Dinner
We will be holding one of our classic dinners at the Anglo-German Club on 22nd March. Space is limited, to respond to the e-mail invitation early to avoid disappointment.

February 2017

Grünkohlwanderung
If you’re Northern German, this will need no further explanation. If not, just trust us on this one. We meet at 2.30pm on Sunday 19th February at Poppenbüttel S-Bahn. There will be walking, kale, and perhaps some schnaps.

January 2017

New Year’s Brunch
Join us at 10am on Saturday 21st January for brunch by the Alster. Please confirm your attendance by e-mail in advance as spaces are limited.

Events in 2016


November 2016

Black-Tie Dinner
On 12th November, the Society will be holding a black-tie dinner at the Anglo-German Club with an after-dinner speech by the publisher of a renowned weekly newspaper. Invitations will be sent to members in due course.

October 2016

Museum tour
We have organised a private tour of the Salonfähig exhibition about literary hostesses and ladies of letters at the Jenisch-Haus in Hamburg. The tour will start mid-afternoon on Saturday, 22nd October, and we will arrange coffee and refreshments afterwards. Please e-mail if you would like to join the tour.

September 2016

Information evening for freshers
Headed to Oxford or Cambridge this autumn? Join us from 6pm on Thursday 15th September and ask all those questions that we wish somebody would have been able to answer when we were getting ready to go. Whether you’re starting a first degree or going as a post-grad, we’re looking forward to meeting and helping you prior to departure. Please contact us by e-mail to find out about the location.

July 2016

Summer Garden Party
From 6pm onwards on 13th July, we will have the run of the Anglo-German Club’s splendid Alster-side gardens for the evening . Weather permitting, there will be a barbecue and buffet. As there will be no fixed seating arrangements, we look forward to welcoming as many members of the Society with friends/family as possible. To give our hosts a rough idea of numbers, please let us know if you are planning to attend, however, using the Doodle link in the invitation e-mail.

June 2016

Lunch with Ambassador Anthony Gardner
On 14th June, we will be enjoying lunch with a talk by the US envoy to the European Union, Anthony Gardner. All details by e-mail to the Society.

Museum tour
There will be a private tour of the Falckenberg Collection for members of the Oxbridge Society Hamburg on 11th June, late afternoon, followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant. Please contact us by e-mail if you intend to come.

March 2016

Spring Dinner
Our first Anglo-German Club Dinner as the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hamburg will be taking place on 30th March 2016. Please confirm your attendance by 14th March latest by e-mail.

January 2016

Planning meeting for 2016
In order to set out our activities for our first year as a society, we will be meeting for an informal planning session on the afternoon of Sunday 24th January.

Events in 2015


 

December 2015

Christmas Brunches, 13th and 20th December
Due to the excellent response to our Doodle survey – and in order to avoid disappointment for a sizeable portion of those who replied – we have decided to hold two Christmas Brunches.

The first will start at 10am, 13th December at:
gloria Café-Bar
Bellealliancestraße 31-33
20259 Hamburg
A buffet brunch costs €12.90 per person, with a drinks supplement of €10.00 for unlimited coffee and soft drinks.

The second, on 20th December, will also start at 10am:
Alex Hamburg im Alsterpavillon
Jungfernstieg 54
20354 Hamburg
The buffet costs €15.50; drinks are charged extra as ordered.

Please feel free to attend either – or both!