The Oxford Society of Belgium was launched in 1993 at the Brussels Residence of Britain’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Sir John Kerr, in the presence of the University’s Chancellor, Lord Jenkins. It shares the aims of the parent organisation in Oxford while enabling Oxford alumni living in Belgium to maintain contact with the University and with each other.

Membership of the Society comprises those with a degree from Oxford University or who have studied and taught there. We also welcome individuals who have an interest in the affairs of the University and in furthering its ideals. This Website provides information about current Members, Officers of the Society, past and future events. Those interested in becoming a Member, please click on the ‘contact&join” icon.

Each year the Society organises a programme of events jointly with the Cambridge Society of Belgium.

The Oxford University Society (OUS) was founded in 1932 and is the official alumni organisation of the University of Oxford. Its object is the advancement of the purposes and interests of the University of Oxford. All who have matriculated at the University or who have engaged in academic work in the University are eligible to register for membership. There is no subscription.
The OUS publishes the magazine
Oxford Today three times a year, which is free to all Oxonians who are on the University database.
The Society encourages closer relations between its members and the collegiate University by supporting a worldwide network of autonomous Branches. The Branches organise local events, which help to keep members in contact with each other and informed about the contemporary University.
The OUS also has a travel programme, offering Oxonians many opportunities to enjoy educational or recreational travel in the company of other alumni. For information about holidays from Scotland to India consult the Oxford University Travel Programme at the Oxford University Society.

For the Oxford University Society, contact www.alumni.ox.ac.uk or telephone + 44 (0) 1865 288088 or click here.

For Oxford Today – Oxford University’s graduate magazine – click here or go to http://www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/


 

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Mixer "Oxford, Cambridge, and King's College London"

December 12, 2016, 6:30pm

Facebook registration is not enough, please sign up on our guest list on Doodle: doodle.com/poll/zp4dsdmd6kgx3xp5 -- We cordially invite you (and one friend of yours) to join us for our Mixer "Oxford and Cambridge meet King's College London". It would be great to see during the Mixer on 12 December 2016. Our 'Mixer' will take place at our usual venue which is the bar of the AloftBrussels Schuman hotel, from about 6.30 pm onwards. Doors will remain open throughout the night, so you are welcome to join these informal drinks at any time which you find convenient. You are very welcome to bring a friend. The Aloft Brussels has reserved us a space that is easily recognisable upon entering the bar. Directions: The bar is close to Schuman metro station. Address: Place Jean Rey 3, 1040 Brussels. View a map online: goo.gl/maps/QdQ3PzTUKh82 Please sign up for yourself (and for a friend who may accompany you) on our guest list via Doodle. The name of each participant needs to be on our guest list in order to get access to the venue: doodle.com/poll/zp4dsdmd6kgx3xp5 All the best, Benjamin Hartmann

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Continental Drift? EU-UK Negotiations in the Cultural Sector

December 8, 2016, 4:00pm - December 8, 2016, 7:30pm

It’s a two-hour train journey to Brussels from London, a 33.3km crossing of the Channel and a mere step across the border in Ireland. Yet the UK and the EU are drifting apart. The cultural sector has been united in defending the permanence of the UK in the EU. Above 96% of the UK’s cultural and creative practitioners supported to the option to remain in Europe and we believe this should be acknowledged. Artists have always travelled across Europe. First, from court to court; now, from festival to festival, gallery to gallery and theatre to theatre. In this way, they help to shape and disseminate the ideas that constitute the basis of Europe. The creative Industries’ value chain is international in nature and the European institutions have recognized the economic potential of culture Thus securing the ability of the cultural sector to continue to operate trans-nationally is crucial. The debate will explore three crucial dimensions for the period ahead. Firstly, we will consider the uncertainty which has given rise to pressures for long-standing bonds and new partnerships alike. Secondly, we will look at models for possible future UK-EU relations and address topics of interest for the sector within that framework, such as., mobility, access to market and programmes, as well as copyright. Thirdly, we will discuss how the UK’s departure of the EU could affect European citizenship. PROGRAMME: 16:00 Doors open 16:15 Opening intervention by Clymene Christoforou. Culture Action Europe board member and ISIS Arts Co-director Followed by: MEP Jill Evans - Plaid Cymru. Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance MEP Julie Ward – S&D. (Video intervention) 16:45 Panel Discussion Bernd Fesel - Senior advisor, European Centre for Creative Economy (ecce) Assya Kavrakova – Director -European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) Jeanie Scott – Executive Director - a-n Harriet Finney - Deputy CEO & Policy Director - Creative Industries Federation Friso Wiersum - Project Officer Communications in European Cultural Foundation Moderation: Clymene Christoforou 18:00 Q&A 18.30 Reception 19:30 End

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Oxford Speaker evening "Immigration: threat or opportunity?"

December 7, 2016, 7:00pm - December 7, 2016, 10:00pm

Dear Oxonian, Richard Lewis, Senior Associate at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has kindly agreed to address the Oxford Society on the increasingly controversial and much-debated topic "Immigration: threat or opportunity?". Richard Lewis was educated at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the University of Bristol. He is a former European Union Fellow at Duke University in North Carolina. He enjoyed a long career as a Principal Administrator at the European Commission spending nearly twenty years in external affairs. He was responsible for relations with South Asia and was also involved with negotiations at the conference to resolve the conflict in former Yugoslavia. His final appointment was as acting head of unit for Asylum and Immigration and he has a lasting interest in this topic especially in relation to the human rights of migrants. He has published articles on migration and has been interviewed on multiculturalism both by the BBC and Al Jazeera. He is married to an American citizen and has two sons and two grandsons. The talk will take place in a private room at "Aux Armes de Bruxelles", 13 Rue des Bouchers on Wednesday 7th December. We will meet from 7.00 p.m. and the talk will start at 7.30. After the talk a dinner will be served at a cost of €25 for two courses (choice of two dishes at each course) for those who wish. Drinks are to be ordered and paid for separately, and it will be possible to buy drinks before the talk starts. If you would like to attend please register by 20th November by filling in this form: goo.gl/forms/X9I7T5IDue77lJCN2 If you intend to stay to dinner we would appreciate it if you could transfer the cost of €25 per head to the Society's account, BE04 4310 6858 5131 with an indication of what it's for. On behalf of the President and Committee I look forward to welcoming many of you next month. Best regards Carol de Lusignan, Secretary, Oxford University Society of Belgium

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Mixer "Oxford, Cambridge, and King's College London"

December 12, 2016, 6:30pm

Facebook registration is not enough, please sign up on our guest list on Doodle: doodle.com/poll/zp4dsdmd6kgx3xp5 -- We cordially invite you (and one friend of yours) to join us for our Mixer "Oxford and Cambridge meet King's College London". It would be great to see during the Mixer on 12 December 2016. Our 'Mixer' will take place at our usual venue which is the bar of the AloftBrussels Schuman hotel, from about 6.30 pm onwards. Doors will remain open throughout the night, so you are welcome to join these informal drinks at any time which you find convenient. You are very welcome to bring a friend. The Aloft Brussels has reserved us a space that is easily recognisable upon entering the bar. Directions: The bar is close to Schuman metro station. Address: Place Jean Rey 3, 1040 Brussels. View a map online: goo.gl/maps/QdQ3PzTUKh82 Please sign up for yourself (and for a friend who may accompany you) on our guest list via Doodle. The name of each participant needs to be on our guest list in order to get access to the venue: doodle.com/poll/zp4dsdmd6kgx3xp5 All the best, Benjamin Hartmann

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