On 5 December 2016, a record 90 Oxonians across several generations and their guests joyfully welcomed the festive month at the Oxford Society Christmas Dinner, the highlight of yet another events packed year over here in Munich.
Now already for the 3rd year in a row, we were fortunate to have our dinner at a festively decorated old Munich gentlemen’s club. In this beautiful venue we were transported back into formal hall spirit, overlooking Hofgarten covered in icy frost. Our stomachs were warmed by the delicious duck with Blaukraut and Knödel, aka the German version of turkey with sprouts and Yorkshire pudding, while the lovely pianist Bonnie enchanted our ears and loosened our voices with Christmas carols in between courses. Amidst all cosiness, our president Annemarie held a thought-provoking speech and encouraged an open dialogue and action in these times of political uncertainty in Europe and beyond. We took her words to heart and discussed the past, present and future at the bar until late, fuelled by home made mince pies and sherry.
Thank you to the committee and all our guests for such a delightful Christmas night! It only remains to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy & healthy 2017!
And do watch out for our new term card, filled with staples and surprises alike…