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Annual Oxford Christmas Dinner

To celebrate the end of an eventful Oxonian year, the Munich Oxford Society again hosted its annual Christmas dinner in the Kaufmanns Casino. As for a number of years now, the attendance of over 80 Oxonians exceeded all expectations by the organisers. 

The main highlight of the evening was the presence of the new British Consul-General Simon Kendall, who congratulated the Munich Oxford Branch to being the largest Oxford Alumni Branch in Germany and spoke about the continued strong links between Britain and Germany despite Brexit.

If nothing else, the Christmas dinner at the Kaufmanns Casino was a great occasion to meet old and new friends and exchange stories of the shared time in Oxford. We are grateful for many well attended events in 2018 and thank all the organisers. We hope that 2019 will be another year in which our small society can thrive and flourish. Merry Christmas.

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race 2015

 

11th of April is Boat Race Day, and not just any year but the first for our Women’s Blue Boat to compete on the tideway, too. Beautiful Munich weather withstanding, almost 50 Alumni gathered to watch the race at the beautiful Café at the University, which kindly prioritized the race over German football and ensured live screening from the BBC. We were very happy to also have our friends from Cambridge with us and they took the heavy double light blue defeat with high spirits. A lot of Lycra, Blazers and College crests were on show and many members exchanged fond memories of early morning outings and bumps racing. We are very proud to see the  Women’s race now being an equal part of the annual event and look forward to many more Oxford victories. Thanks to everyone for making this such a memorable and fun day, and we are very excited for our next Oxford Munich Society event: the Alpine Excursion at the end of May.

 

Munich Premiere of Piano Particles

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On the eve of June 5th Anno 2014, over a hundred alumni from the Oxford Society of Munich and our partner clubs at Harvard and LSE gathered for the premiere concert of Piano Particles new album “Blue”.

Piano Particles combine elements of classical, pop and electronic music with visual installations. Indeed, we were enchanted by a universe of sounds and colours. At the heart was the piano played by Steffen Wick, but many “particles” were added including a string quartet and the accordion. The event was held in the beautiful Allerheiligen-Hofkirche of the Residenz, and Wick and his fellow artist Simon Detel made the most of this amazing location.

The artists have received multiple awards as individuals and for their joint work including the “Kreativpiloten Deutschland” awarded by the German government. We look forward to see their career prosper, and if you did not have the chance to see them live with us, have a look at their trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMIWMSK_o5A

After the event we gathered for a private reception with the artists in the Kabinettsgarden of the Residenz (thanks to great weather). Over drinks & nibbles and much laughter the evening was rounded off in a relaxed atmosphere.

We thank our friends from LSE and Harvard for joining us on this great occasion. Further, we thank all helpers for what turned out to be a truly amazing evening and look forward to our “Coming Of Age” party (18thClub anniversary) in July!