OAANY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Oxford University Press Lobby
35th & Madison Avenue
Thursday, June 27, 2002
At the OAANY's annual general meeting (AGM), current officers presented membership and financial reports to the assembled group of Oxford alumni. We also elected committee members and officers for the 2002 - 2003 year. After the AGM, Oxford alumni were invited to attend a wine and cheese reception. During the reception, alumni who were interested in becoming more involved in the Association had time to discuss volunteer opportunities with the officers and committee members.
LYNDHURST CASTLE BOAT CRUISE AND HOUSE TOUR
Pier 78 at West 38th Street at 12th Avenue.
9:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Saturday, June 22, 2002
A group of Oxford alumni and their guests cruised up the Hudson to a National Historic Landmark - America's finest Gothic revival mansion once owned by one of America's ten richest people, Jay Gould. A guide added interest to our day-long trip as we explored the beauty and lore of the castle, its original furnishings and its 67 acres of sweeping lawns and gardens.
WINE TASTING EVENT AT MORRELL WINE CO.
Morrell & Company Wines
1 Rockefeller Plaza (at 49th Street)
7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Back by popular demand, following the success of our last wine tasting at Morrells, this time we headed to the Morrell & Company Wine Store for a Spanish evening. The room was filled to capacity with alumni and their guests who enjoyed a wide variety of Spanish wines and a selection of delicious tapas from Solera, the renowned Spanish restaurant in Midtown. We were entertained with live flamenco music. Oxford alumni were joined by alumni from the London School of Economics, allowing everyone to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
ART GALLERY TOUR AND RECEPTION
Robert Miller Gallery
524 West 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Streets)
Saturday, June 8, 2002
Thanks to a generous invitation from Cambridge in America, Oxford alumni were able to join Cambridge University alumni for a walking tour of art galleries in Chelsea - the new hotbed of contemporary art. Kathryn Markel of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts guided us through some of Chelsea's best art galleries. Alumni and their guests had the opportunity to spend an afternoon learning about what's happening in the art world, what's selling, and why. The tour ended with drinks at Kathryn's gallery, allowing those who attended to exchange views and ideas about what they had seen.
BUSINESS NETWORKING MIXER WITH OXFORD BUSINESS ALUMNI
206 Fifth Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets),
Thursday, May 30, 2002
The OAANY took the lead in bringing Oxford alumni, including those from the Said Business School, together with New York area alumni from Cambridge at this business networking mixer. Many different businesses and industries were represented as alumni took advantage of this chance to increase their exposure to new people and new opportunities in the elegant environs of the Gallery ArtsIndia.
YOUNG ALUMNI PUB QUIZ
The Parlour Restaurant
250 West 86th Street
Wednesday, May 8, 2002
A capacity crowd of young alumni from Oxford and the London School of Economics enjoyed another in our popular series of young alumni evenings. It was standing room only for late-comers as Oxford and LSE alumni split into groups of four for a little friendly competition in the form of a pub quiz. Each team collectively answered trivia questions of varying difficulty on a range of topics, while enjoying drinks and pub food. Prizes were awarded to the top three teams as well as for the funniest wrong answers.