The Antonian E-newsletter

March 2015

Dear Antonians,

With this e-newsletter we would like to update you on a few things that happened at College since December.

In this issue:

Antonian Events
Receive the Weekly Bulletin
Antonian Fund Recipients - HT15
Run Jericho10k Crowdfunding Initiative
Leavers' Society
New St Antony's Website
Antonian News

Student News: Foxes win Cuppers Tournament
Student News: St Antony's Boat Club
New Books from Fellows

International Politics Summer School 2015
We are delighted to announce that St Antony's launched a new website, which went live on Wednesday 11 February. The URL is still the same:

The College will organise a telephone campaign in March 2015 and we would like to thank in advance all Alumni who will decide to support the Antonian Fund. We hope that you will have inspiring and enjoyable conversations with our student callers. You can read what the College was able to support thanks to the Antonian Fund on this page.

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?

Warm regards

Monica Esposito
Development and Alumni Communications Officer
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Donate to St Antony's

Antonian Events


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.

Bookings can be made on the University of Oxford Japan Office webpage.

Wednesday 15 April (19:00-21:00): Antonian dinner, Fukuoka

The Warden of St Antony’s College, Professor Margaret Macmillan, will be in attendance, together with Professor Ian Neary, GB Fellow, and Wouter te Kloeze, Director of Development.

Venue: Hakatarou, South Side Terrace 5F, 1-1-38 Daimyo, Chuo ku, Fukuoka

Price: 6,000 yen (Seated dinner. Please pay on the door)

Make your booking for the Fukuoka event here.

Delhi Antonian Drinks Reception    18 April 2015

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 to RSVP.

Oxford University Alumni Weekend in Europe, Vienna    Friday 24 April - Sunday 26 April

Explore Vienna with Oxford University and St Antony’s College.  Antonians will be invited to an informal lunch at Café Landtmann on Saturday 25 April. Book your place for the College lunch here.

If you would like to book other events as part of the Alumni Weekend in Europe organised by the University of Oxford, please visit the Meetings Minds: Alumni Weekend in Europe webpage.

Geneva Drinks Reception    Saturday 16 May

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

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.

New York Antonian Reunion / Boston Antonian Reunion    Autumn 2015

To be confirmed

Receive the Weekly Bulletin

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.

 If you would like to receive the Weekly Bulletin every week, please send an email to

Antonian Fund Recipients - Hilary Term 2015

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in Hilary term 2015 the College was able to sponsor several initiatives that wouldn't have been possible otherwise. You can find the complete list here.

RunJericho 10k - Crowdfunding initiative for St Antony's College

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:
  1. 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).
  1. 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

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 within 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.

New St Antony's Website

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:

It was our aim to create a clear, easy-to navigate and responsive website and we have focused on improving the following areas:
We hope you are enjoying the new website and we would be grateful for any feedback or comments.

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: St Antony's Foxes win the 2015 Cuppers Tournament

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. 

Student News: St Antony's Boat Club

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

New books from Fellows

  • 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).
  • Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis, GB Fellow at St Antony's, published a new book, "Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and the Legacy of Imperialism" (I.B. Tauris, 2014).


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

African Studies Centre:

  Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa  Joint Seminar of the African Studies Centre and Reuters Institute.      

For more African Studies Centre podcasts, visit this page.

Latin American Centre:

    CAF (Development Bank of Latin America) 2013 Report Presentation by Daniel Ortega: Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship   On Thursday, 1st May, 5pm Daniel Ortega, Senior Research Economist, presented the CAF 2013 Report “Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship”.

For more Latin American Centre podcasts, visit this page.

Asian Studies Centre:

  The Diffusion of Islamic Laws Across Indonesia

  A talk as part of the Southeast Asia Seminar Series
  Chinese Reform in Light of James Meade's Liberal Socialism.
Zhiyuan Cui (Tsinghua University) gives the Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture 2014.

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 on 4th February 2015.

For more European Studies Centre podcasts, visit this page.

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies:

  The Downward Spiral of Japan's Relations with China since 2012
Dr Taku Tamaki, Loughborough University, gives a talk for the Nissan Centre for Japanese Studies seminar series.

For more Nissan Institute podcasts, visit this page.

International Politics Summer School 2015

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