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Christ Church in the USA: 2020

The Director of Development, Mark Coote, and Simon Offen will be in New York from the 14th to the 19th of April. Lord Charles Cecil, the Chair of the Development Board, and Professor Roger Davies, the Development advisor, will also join.

NYC Events in April:

Thursday 16th April: Reception for Board of Benefactor members. Please contact Simon if you have not already heard from us.

The 2020 Oxford University Alumni Weekend in North America will take place on Friday 17 April and Saturday 18 April in New York. The North American office will be sending out details and booking forms any day now, but also see: https://www.oxfordna.org/events/alumni-weekend-in-north-america

Friday 17 April: Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street: 6:30 pm
 If you are interested in attending the University dinner please let Simon know as we can book you in on a ChCh table. The cost is $200 per person.

Friday 17 April: Christ Church will also be holding an informal drinks reception at Andy Whitehouse’s apartment, thank you Andy! This is especially for younger alumni, or those who are forever young, and Andy writes:
I do hope that you and your spouse/partner can join us for a small, informal cocktail party on Friday, 17th April from 6pm to 8pm, hosted by Andy Whitehouse (Modern History, 1995) at his apartment in Midtown (77 Park Avenue, at East 39th Street). If you would like to attend please let Simon know as numbers are limited and we have to give the guests’ names to the building security staff.

Saturday 18 April: Meeting Minds: 2020 Alumni Weekend in North America at the Pierre Hotel

Saturday 18th April, as has become traditional for our visits, the House will hold a dinner at the Angler’s Club, kindly organised by Peter Paine Jr. Peter writes:
The American Friends of Christ Church will hold its traditional dinner for Old Members and their partners at the Anglers Club,101 Broad Street, NY.NY 1004 on Saturday April 18th 2020- 7:00 for 7:45 PM. The cost will be $110 per person. If you are interested in attending please email Peter Paine’s Executive Assistant, Cindy Monty, so a formal invitation can be sent by mail closer to the time.
 

 

Christ Church in the USA: 2019

Chicago Reception at Cindy's
Thanks to Mark Holder the Christ Church Development Office will host a drinks and canapés reception with the Director of Development Mark Coote, and Simon Offen, who will be visiting Chicago, on Monday 8 April 2019 at 6 pm, at Cindy's Rooftop above the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. The evening is informal, so please do just drop in for a part or all of the time (6pm – 8pm). Tickets are 30 dollars per person and guests are welcome. Please book your tickets here by following the link below.
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Toronto Reception at Batch
The Christ Church Development Office will host a drinks and appetizers/supper reception with the Director of Development Mark Coote, and Simon Offen, who will be visiting Toronto, on Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 6 pm, at Batch restaurant. The evening is informal, so please do just drop in for a part or all of the time (6pm – 8pm). Guests are welcome. Tickets are 50 dollars per person. Please book your tickets by following the link below.
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Washington DC Reception at the US Capitol
The Christ Church Development Office will host a drinks and buffet supper reception with the Director of Development Mark Coote, and Simon Offen, who will be visiting Washington, on Friday 12 April 2019 at 6 pm, in the Visitor’s Center at the United States Capitol House. Please note that the evening starts at 6pm, and we will not be able to let you in after this time. Tickets are 70 dollars per person. We will be in touch with final details nearer the event. Please book your tickets by following the link below.
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San Francisco reception at Factory 1000
The Christ Church Development Office will host a drinks and supper reception with the Director of Development Mark Coote, and Simon Offen, who will be visiting San Francisco, on Monday 15 April 2019 at 6 pm, at Factory 1000.
The evening starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are 60 dollars per person and guests are welcome. Please book your tickets by following the link below.
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Los Angeles Reception Marina Del Rey
The Christ Church Development Office will host a drinks and canapés reception with the Director of Development Mark Coote, and Simon Offen, who will be visiting Los Angeles, on Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 6 pm, at La Marina Del Rey Hotel. The evening is informal, so please do just drop in for a part or all of the time (6pm – 8.30pm). Tickets are 50 dollars per person, please follow the link below to book:
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Christ Church in the USA: October 2018

Mark, Simon and Aileen were delighted to be able to visit the House’s American alumni in October. Short stays in New York and Washington D.C. allowed us to host two successful events and meet alumni and Friends. We are extremely grateful to Thomas Hesse (1986) for hosting our event in New York, and to New York Times Washington investigative correspondent Mark Mazetti (1996) who spoke about the current political situation and answered our questions – off the record, of course!

In Washington D.C., our alumni were given fascinating behind-the-scenes access to the Remembering Vietnam exhibition at the National Archives, led by curator Alice Kamps. This tour was made possible by Mark Bradley (1978), Director of the National Archives Information Security Oversight Office. Ian Wallace (1993) found us a terrific watering hole, and we were all able to enjoy a couple of drinks together. We had alumni from 1974 all the way to 2014!

Simon made the short hop to Boston to cheer on the crews at the Head of the Charles and to speak to rowers who are interested in studying at Oxford. He also hosted two alumni events: the now annual Christ Church Brunch at Beat Brasserie, and a supper to finish the weekend off in style.