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The Antonian E-newsletter

December 2013

Dear Antonians,

I hope you have received the new issue of the Antonian newsletter (if you haven't, it will arrive on your doorstep in the next few days). In this electronic follow-up, we have included updated information about events and other updates and news which we could not feature in the magazine for reasons of space.


In this issue:


Alumni updates
New books from Alumni
Antonian events
Halloqueen calendars
St Antony's Summer School

It would be wonderful to hear your feedback about this year's Antonian newsletter - please send an email to and let us know what you think!

We hope to see you soon at our forthcoming Alumni events in Paris, Oxford, London, New York and Wellington. 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?

With best wishes for the festive season and New Year,

Monica Esposito
Development and Alumni Communications Officer
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Alumni updates

Here is the complete list of Alumni updates for 2013.

New books from Alumni

Here is the complete list of New Books from Alumni for 2013.

Antonian events

We are delighted to announce that the Warden of St Antony's College, Professor Margaret MacMillan, will present her new book “The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914” and give a short lecture to Antonians in various cities around the world.
Paris Alumni Reunion  - Monday 27 January 2014
A special event for our Alumni in France at the British Embassy in Paris.
London Alumni Reunion - Tuesday 11 February 2014 (The event has now reached full capacity, additional guests will be put on a waiting list. An additional event will be organised later in the year and people on the waiting list will be given preference)
An exclusive reunion for our UK Alumni, which will take place in the beautiful setting of the Oxford and Cambridge Club. (We have already reached full capacity for this event; additional guests will be put on a waiting list).
New Zealand Alumni Reunion - Saturday 8 March 2014
A special event for our Alumni in New Zealand.
Oxford University Asian Reunion, Hong Kong
- Friday 21 March – Sunday 23 March 2014
For all Oxford alumni and guests. Further information is available on the University of Oxford website.
New York Alumni Reunion - Friday 11 April 2014
The traditional Antonian Reunion in New York will coincide this year with the 2014 Oxford Alumni Weekend in New York. Our Liaison Officer in New York, Suzy Wahba, will host the event in her house. Invitations will be sent our in the New Year.
St Antony’s College Alumni Weekend - Saturday 20 September 2014
The annual Antonian Reunion, organised in conjunction with the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2014. This year, a lecture and drinks reception are in programme, followed by a dinner at College.

We also hope to announce Antonian events in Brussels and Washington shortly.

Halloqueen student calendars in aid of UNCHR in the Philippines


A message from Pablo Kerblat, Social Action Coordinator GCR Officer and Vice-President, Oxford Philippines Society:

"Dear fellow Antonians, 

We are currently selling a Halloqueen calendar for the UNHCR relief efforts in the Philippines. All the proceeds will go to the UNHCR and a calendar costs £10. We have already raised more than £700 during an auction night which involved the sale of unique printed and framed photos taken during the Halloqueen bop. We have then selected the 12 best pictures from the auction night after organising a poll within the Antonian community and these pictures will now be featured in the calendar. 

Please send me an email if you would like to purchase a copy/ copies of the calendar: As a Filipino myself, I'm very grateful to the entire Antonian community for making this fundraising idea a reality. (And for the story, my father Bernard Kerblat is the UNHCR representative in the Philippines and is currently in charge of the on-going relief operations in the country). Thank you in advance for your support, this calendar will be a nice bridge between current students and the alumni network spread out around the world.
Maraming Salamat Po!"

A preview from the calendar:




African Studies Centre:

  What are friends for? Friendship and Public life in the post colony: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2013 Wale Adebanwi, Associate Professor, African American and African Studies, University of California-Davies, gives the 2013 African Studies Annual Lecture      

For more African Studies Centre podcasts, visit  this page.

Latin American Centre:

  Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture Malcolm Deas gives the Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture on 25th October 2013    

For more Latin American Centre podcasts, visit this page.

Asian Studies Centre:

Chun-Hu Tsu Lecture   Professor Deborah Davies gave this lecture on 25 October 2013.

European Studies Centre:

For the European Studies Centre podcasts, visit this page.

Warden's Distinguished Lecture Dr Leszek Czarnecki, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Getin Noble Bank, gives a talk on dual nature of business.


St Antony's Summer School

We are delighted to announce that applications are being accepted for St Antony's International Politics Summer School 2014.

The International Politics Summer School tackles questions and problems that shape politics in the modern world. Participants will have the opportunity to study in depth the politics of key countries and regions outside of Western Europe and North America, and they will be encouraged to relate their knowledge of these regions to the discussion of broader issues that affect all parts of the globe.

This programme is organised by two of Oxford University`s leading institutions - St Antony`s College, the most international and cosmopolitan of Oxford`s graduate colleges, and the Department for Continuing Education.

The academic programme consists of:
  •     a daily lecture programme given by leading scholars and speakers, including distinguished members of St Antony's College and Oxford University
  •     study in a small interactive seminar group with a specialist tutor
  •     lively daily discussion groups
Applicants choose one course from:
  •     Democracy and Authoritarianism in Russia and the Former Soviet Union
  •     Democratisation in Latin America
  •     International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
  •     Political Transformation in the Contemporary Middle East
Each seminar has five two-hour meetings per week, and classes will usually contain no more than 12 students.

If you have any questions about this course, please email

Further information:

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