We hope to see you soon at our forthcoming Alumni events in Austria, Switzerland, India, the United States, Japan and Oxford. In the meantime, why not join our social networking channels on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date with College news and events?
Development and Alumni Communications Officer
We are pleased to invite Antonians to the forthcoming events, listed below. If you would like to RSVP for any of these events, please email the Development Officer or phone +44 (0) 1865 274496.
Tokyo & Fukuoka Antonian Reunion 11 April (Tokyo); 15 April 2015 (Fukuoka)
Saturday 11 April (19:00-21:00): Antonian dinner, Tokyo
The Warden of St Antony’s College, Professor Margaret Macmillan, will be in attendance, together with Wouter te Kloeze, Director of Development.
Venue: Henry good seven
7F Shin-marunouchi Building 1-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (near Tokyo Station)
Cost: JPY 6,000 per person. Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner and unlimited refills of alcoholic (beer, wine, whisky, cocktails) and non-alcoholic (juices and water) drinks. Payment will be collected on arrival at the door. Family members are welcome; the cost for a child ticket is JPY 4,500.
EU Ambassador Dr João Cravinho (DPhil International Relations, 1991) will host a reception at the EU Residence, 82 Sunder Nagar, New Delhi on Saturday, 18 April starting at 7pm. Please email email@example.com to RSVP.
Oxford University Alumni Weekend in Europe, Vienna Friday 24 April - Sunday 26 April
Professor Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony’s College, will deliver the Closing Remarks at the History Festival Histoire et cité: le rencontres de Genève: “Construire la paix” on Saturday 16 May at 17:30pm (Maison de la Paix, IHEID, Graduate Institute - Chemin Eugène Rigot 2 - 1202 Geneva). Antonians are welcome to attend the Warden’s lecture, titled “Explaining the outbreak of the First World War”, and the subsequent Antonian drinks reception, which will take place at the Maison de la Paix (room S8) on Saturday 16 May at 18:30pm. Book your place here.
St Antony’s College Alumni Weekend Friday 18 September – Sunday 20 September 2015
The Development Office publishes a Weekly Bulletin email in HTML format, which is circulated on Thursdays and contains an updated list of lectures at St Antony's for the week ahead. In the Bulletin, we also feature some specific highlights which might be of interest to Alumni, eg “Antonians in the Media” or “Antonian News”, redirecting users to the relevant sections of the website. Podcasts of lectures that were recorded will also be included.
As we think that the content is not only of interest to current members of the College but also to the Antonian community in general, we would like to share the Bulletin with those Alumni and other former members who wish to receive a copy. We believe that this would give Antonians in other parts of the world a sense of community if they see what’s happening at College on a weekly basis.
The College will be organising its first crowdfunding initiative at the end of Trinity Term 2015 (Sunday 21 June 2015), by joining a local well-known running event, Run Jericho 10k. It's a wonderful opportunity to help the College, get fit for the summer and have fun!
All Antonians are invited to run for the College (free College running vest provided) and raise money for the Antonian Fund. If you would like to join this initiative, please follow these two steps:
Register to run the Run Jericho 10k: you can do so on the RunBritain webpage (NB: in previous years, places filled up very quickly so it is advisable to register as soon as possible).
Contact Monica Esposito in the Development Office to receive information about how to set up your JustGiving page to start fundraising and get support from your friends and family.
For those who are interested, College running groups might be organised in University Parks closer to the date of the race. For more information about this initiatives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, new graduands have the opportunity to join the St Antony's Leavers' Society.
How to join the Leavers' Society: By making a donation to the Antonian Fundwithin two years after graduation, you will become a Member of the St Antony’s College Leavers’ Society. Members will be those Antonians who make a gift in the two years after their graduation. Antonians retain their membership if they continue making a gift each year, no matter the size of the gift. The names of the Members will be listed every year in a specific Leavers’ Society section of the annual Antonian Newsletter donor list. You will also receive a special Leavers' pin for the year, that can be worn at our Alumni events.
Why we need your support:As you know, St Antony’s is one of the poorer Colleges of the University of Oxford; at present, only a small percentage of our students (21% for Social Sciences and 20% for Humanities) are fully funded. For this reason, St Antony's launched the Antonian Fund to attract students and researchers of the highest calibre from all over the world and provide support for a range of academic and student activities. For more information about the Antonian Fund, please visit this page.
Every gifts matters... : Every donation is important, no matter the size. If one 10 Antonians donate the equivalent of a cup of coffee a day for a month, the College will be able to fund a travel grant of £900.
And your gift will be matched!: Under the Student Challenge Fund scheme, launched by the University of Oxford Development Office, any first gifts made by leavers to the College in the first two years after they graduate will also be matched through a “challenge fund” instituted by University major donors.
We are delighted to announce that the College launched a new website, which went live on Wednesday 11 February. The URL is still the same: www.sant.ox.ac.uk
It was our aim to create a clear, easy-to navigate and responsive website and we have focused on improving the following areas:
Events and lectures: Users will be able to find the complete list of College lectures on the What's on section of the website, where they can filter by date or Centre/Programme when looking for specific events. Past events can be found in the Archive;
Antonian updates and news are now available to read on the website. Please also check the Antonians in the Media section, which contains articles and video and radio appearances of Antonians around the world!
The Foxes, Oxford University’s graduate women’s football team (made up of players from St Antony’s, St Cross, Nuffield and Wolfson colleges), lifted the 2015 Cuppers Trophy for the very first time on Saturday 28th February. A maximum capacity crowd attended the final at Oxford University Clubs which pitted the Foxes against Pembroke/Corpus Christi College, ending with a full-time score of 3-2 to the tournament conquering Foxes.
A message from Thomas Shortland (MPhil Latin American Studies, 2013), President of the Boat Club:
The boat club wants to keep in touch with every Antonian who rowed at Oxford! We send out a regular newsletter every term and are also compiling a crew history right back from when the boat club started. If you are not receiving the newsletter and would like to, please contact email@example.com.
Dr Eugene Rogan, GB Fellow at St Antony's and Director of the Middle East Centre, has just published a new book: "The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920" (Allen Lane, 2015). The volume recreates one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. Despite fighting back with great skill and ferocity against the Allied onslaught and humiliating the British both at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Ottomans were ultimately defeated, clearing the way for the making, for better or worse, of a new Middle East which has endured to the present. You can read a review of the book on the Telegraph (24/02/2015).
Dr David Pratten, GB Fellow at St Antony's, co-edited a new book, "Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). The volume is co-edited by Dr Pratten and Dr Elizabeth Cooper, an Alumna of the College (DPhil Anthropology, 2005).
St Antony's College will host the International Politics Summer School from 2 until 15 August 2015. This residential summer school provides participants with the opportunity to study in depth the politics of key countries and regions outside Western Europe and North America, and to apply their knowledge of these regions to the discussion of broader questions affecting all parts of the globe. This programme is organised by two of Oxford University’s leading institutions, St Antony’s College and the Department for Continuing Education. Please download a leaflet with more information here.
St Antony’s College seeks to maintain a lifelong association with its Antonians. Information on the College’s Alumni database is held securely and confidentially by the Alumni & Development Office for the purpose of effective contact between the College and its Alumni. It will be used by the Development Office for mailing of College publications, the organisation of events and informing you of fundraising initiatives. St Antony’s College does not sell or give out data to any third party. If another Antonian wants to contact you we require your consent to pass on your contact details (without consent we will, however, offer to forward single pieces of post or e-mail to you). However, Alumni email addresses may be given to recognised Alumni societies (Liaison Officers) associated with St Antony's College, so that they can forward you event and reunion invitations. The provision of this data is subject to a confidentiality agreement, signed by St Antony’s Liaison Officers. If you would rather not have your email address shared with St Antony’s Liaison Officers, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.