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The Antonian E-newsletter


June 2015


Dear Antonians
 
I hope you enjoyed the latest edition of our Antonian newsletter and had the chance to attend one of our Antonian events in London, Tokyo, Fukuoka, New Delhi, Vienna and Geneva. It was fantastic to meet so many Antonians all around the world, still united by a strong bond with the College!

Our student team also had the chance to speak to many of you during our March telephone campaign. Many thanks for making the campaign a success; please read more about the results below.

In this issue:

Opening of the Investcorp Building
St Antony's Alumni Weekend 2015

Other Antonian Events
Antonian News

Student News

Update your Alumni details
Antonian couples - get in touch!
Lost Alumni
2015 Telephone Campaign Results
Leavers' Society
St Antony's 10k race
EU Visiting Fellow Blog
Podcasts

 
We hope to see you soon at our forthcoming Alumni Weekend on 18, 19 and 20 September. 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?

I look forward to welcoming you back at College.

Monica Esposito
Development and Alumni Communications Officer
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Opening of the Investcorp Building

In the picture, from right to left: Dr Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre; Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser; Dame Zaha Hadid; Mr Nemir Kirdar; Mrs Nada Kirdar.


Copyright: Keith Barnes Photography
 

On Tuesday 26 May, the St Antony's College building created by Zaha Hadid was unveiled and named the Investcorp Building. The £11 million building was commissioned by St Antony’s College to provide much-needed space for its Middle East Centre. The Investcorp Building spans two Victorian buildings on Woodstock Road in the grounds of the college.

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar was the keynote speaker for the unveiling of the new building. Sheikha Moza is chair of the Qatar Foundation, an education development and scientific research organisation, as well as the UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education since 2003.

A video of the event is available to view on Youtube. It includes the speeches by HH Sheikha Moza, the Warden of St Antony's College - Professor Margaret MacMillan, Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton, Mr Nemir Kirdar, and Dame Zaha Hadid.

St Antony's College Alumni Weekend 2015

 

Friday 18 September – Sunday 20 September 2015

The annual Antonian Reunion, organised in conjunction with the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2015. This year, the event will coincide with the Latin American Centre’s 50th Anniversary. Registration and bookings will open on 29th June. All Antonians are invited. You can find a provisional copy of the programme here.

Formal invitations will be sent and online bookings will open after 29 June.

Other Antonian Events


St Antony's Beach Party in the Netherlands - 4 July, noon (Scheveningen). Please RSVP to antonians.nl@gmail.com. More information here.

Hong Kong Dinner - 15 July, Wednesday, 7pm. Venue: Shun Tak Fraternal Association in Central. Professor Roger Goodman, Head of Social Sciences at Oxford University and Fellow at St Antony's College, will be in attendance.
Each guest will pay for his/her own dinner (indicative cost $350, pay in cash at the event). You can reserve a place on our events page here.

Antonian News


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!

Student News


We would like to congratulate Antonian Luci Foote-Short (MPhil Latin American Studies, 2013), who took part in the first Women's Boat Race on Friday 10 April, racing in the Osiris Boat, and achieved a wonderful and well-deserved victory!

Moreover, fantastic results were achieved by the St Antony's Boat Club at the Summer Eights Bumps Races. While the University celebrated its 200th year of Summer Eights racing, St Antony's celebrated our M1 crew achieving the men's team's highest spot ever in St Antony's Eights history, bumping a total of seven places and winning Blades. More information here.

Update your Alumni details



 We would like to ensure that we have the right contact details for you in the St Antony’s Alumni database, so we can send you the Antonian newsletter, invitations to events and news and activities from the College.

Please complete the Antonians Update Form on our website.

Antonian couples - get in touch!


We are looking for Antonian couples to get in touch for a feature that will appear in the next issue of the Antonian Newsletter. If you met your other half at College, please send us your story and pictures!

Lost Alumni

 

St Antony's College tries to keep in touch with as many Antonians as possible, however we occasionally lose contact with some of our Alumni. Here is a "list of the Lost", ordered by year. These are all Antonians for whom we don't currently have a working email address or phone number.

Are you one of them? If so, please complete our online update form.

Do you know the whereabouts of anyone else on this list? We are very grateful if you could help us reconnect with the lost Members of our community.

Please email Monica Esposito with any information.

2015 Telephone Campaign Results

 

Our Telethon Team 2015 would like to thank all the Antonians who took the time to talk to them over the phone during our March telephone campaign, for the inspiring conversations and the generous donations towards the Antonian Fund.

The support shown by Antonians has been tremendous.  We are delighted to report that nearly half of the Antonians who spoke to one of our students decided to make a donation. We have raised a total of £82,380 including gifts and pledges, of which £55,073 has been already received and there remains another £27,307 to come. 

If you would still like to contribute, you can do so on the University of Oxford giving page. You can see here some examples of what was achieved in the past year thanks to the generosity of our Alumni.

Leavers' Society

 
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 Fund, 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.

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. In order to be included in the matched funding scheme for 2015, donations need to be received by 31 December 2015, so any gifts before the end of the year would be very welcome.

St Antony's 10k race


Professor Roger Goodman, Dr Paul Betts, Mr Sebastian Levi, Dr Philip Robins, Dr Matteo Legrenzi, and Ms Monica Esposito took part in the Run Jericho 10k race on Sunday 21 June, with the aim of raising money for the Antonian Fund.

We are please to announce that our brave runners made it to the finish line - here they are proudly showing off their medals! We have raised £1,905 and more gifts are to come; all donations will benefit the Antonian Fund, which supports academic and student life at St Antony's. If you still want to sponsor the team, you can do so on the University Giving Page.



From left to right: Dr Paul Betts, Professor Roger Goodman, Ms Monica Esposito, Dr Philip Robins, Dr Matteo Legrenzi

EU Visiting Fellow Blog


You can read here the musings and reflections written by our current EU Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Peter Vis. He gives a very entertaining account of life at Oxford, with its intellectual excitement, quirks and eccentricities.

Podcasts



For the complete series of St Antony's College podcasts, please visit this page.
 


Latin American Centre:

 
  Colombia: Peace and history   Malcolm Deas, University Lecturer in the Politics and Government of Latin America, University of Oxford and Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford (from 1966 to 2008) gives a talk on Colombia: Peace and History (19 March 2015)  


For more Latin American Centre podcasts, visit this page.


Asian Studies Centre:

 
  The Diffusion of Islamic Laws Across Indonesia
Michael Buhler - A talk as part of the Southeast Asia Seminar Series (25 February 2015)

 
For more Asian Studies Centre podcasts, visit this page.


European Studies Centre:

 
 
  One century, three Polands: the Second Republic, People’s Poland, and the Third Republic
Prof Dariusz Stola, Director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, gives a talk for the Programme on Modern Poland (4 February 2015)

For more European Studies Centre podcasts, visit this page.
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 monica.esposito@sant.ox.ac.uk.