40th Anniversary Reunion – Rhodes Class of 1979
Rhodes House, Oxford, 19 – 22 September 2019
We are delighted to invite you and your family to join the 40th Anniversary Reunion of Rhodes Class of 1979 during the University of Oxford Alumni Weekend, 19 -22 September 2018.
Thursday 19 September - Reconnecting
8.00 Registration and Coffee
9.00 - 10.00 Tour of Rhodes House as it is today
10.00 - 10.45 Lecture: Great Britain in 1980 and today
10.45 - 11.30 Walk or taxi to lunch
11.30 - 13.00 Lunch at the Perch
13.30 - 14.00 Taxi back from lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Punt from the Magdalen Bridge, OR architectural tour of Oxford
16.00 - 18.00 Free/tea with old friends
18.00 – 19.15 Welcome drinks reception at Rhodes House
19.15 – 19.30 Taxi or walk to Malmaison Hotel
19.30 - 21.30 Class dinner
21.30-? Architectural tour of historic Oxford public houses
Friday 20 September - Remembering
8.00 - 9.00 Bracing morning walk around Oxford
9.00 - 10.00 In memorium: a nondenominational remembrance of Frank Allen, Dan Case and Elaine Hefty
10.15 - 11.45 Experience of the Character, Service and Leadership Program for current Rhodes Scholars “Relations, Friendships and Mentors”
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch, Oxford pub - TBD
14.00 - 16.00 Tour of the Ashmolean OR croquet at Rhodes House
16.15 - 17.15 Conversation with the Warden, Dr. Elizabeth Kiss (Virginia & Balliol 1983)
17.15 - 19.00 Free
19.00 – 22.00 Dinner at Rhodes House for the 40th and 50th Reunion Class with Current Scholars and Rhodes Scholars in Britain Alumni Association, remarks by Dr Elizabeth Kiss and Class Leaders
22.00 - Port and cigars on the patio
Saturday 21 September - The Present and Future
8.00 - 9.30 Bracing morning walk with bird watching.
10.00 - 16.30 Oxford’s “Meeting Minds” programme for the Oxford alumni weekend, which includes lectures, tours and hands-on activities across the city, followed by College dinners in the evening. For more information and to book tickets follow this link.
10.00 - 16.30 Rhodes House All Alumni Informal Garden Party - to include a BBQ buffet and "In Coversation with..." Dr Elizabeth Kiss. A separate crèche will be provided to facilitate Scholars access to attend the academic talks at the University
19.00 - 21.30 Group dinner for those not dining in their College
21.30-? Architectural tour of other historic Oxford public houses
Sunday 22 September - Until Next Time
8.00-9.00 Morning walk
10.00-15.30 Oxford’s “Meeting Minds” program continues
The pub lunches and Saturday dinner are showing as "free" events as these will be pay on the day; the two formal dinners are paid and ordered in advance - the Thursday drinks reception is hosted free of charge by the Trust.
Please register for the events you are attending by Monday 2 September and mention if you have any dietary or access requirements. Guests are very welcome.
Feel free to contact us as well at email@example.com with queries at any time.