San Francisco Boat Race Dinner - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - University Club, San Francisco
Celebrate the 162nd Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and the 81st San Francisco Boat Race Dinner at the University Club at 800 Powell Street, San Francisco. 

Sir Christopher Hum KCMG, former British Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2002-2005) and former Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (2006-2012), will be the distinguished guest speaker. Sir Christopher read Modern and Mediaeval Languages as an undergraduate at Pembroke College, where he is now an Honorary Fellow. He then joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where much of his diplomatic career was connected with China. He studied Mandarin Chinese at Hong Kong University and went on to spend a total of eight years in postings to the British Embassy in Beijing. He served in the Asian departments of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and for several years was closely involved in London in the negotiations on the return of Hong Kong to China. Other overseas postings included Brussels (European Communities), Paris, the United Nations in New York and Warsaw (as Ambassador, 1996-1998). Outside the FCO, he served from 1998 to 2001 on the Governing Body of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is now following a postgraduate course at SOAS in Asian Art. He is interested in all the arts, especially music.

We always need people to help on the night with handing out labels and checking the table layout.
  • The dinner is restricted to alumni, academic visitors and former employees of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. Friends of the universities, who have donated to either Oxford or Cambridge, are also invited.  Each alumnus/alumna may bring one guest.
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