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Boat Race Dinner 2009

Sunday, 31st May
with Martha Lufkin

Our annual Boat Race Dinner was held on Sunday, 31st May, at The Cambridge Boat Club, Gerry's Landing, Cambridge, Mass..

Our speaker, Martha Lufkin (Hertford College, Oxford), a graduate of Yale and Oxford Universities, and of the Columbia University Law School, is the leading reporter on art law in the U.S. As legal correspondent of The Art Newspaper, an influential monthly publication based in London that covers the international art world, and as contributor to academic law journals, Ms Lufkin has written about claims to recover stolen antiquities, museum lawsuits and artists' rights. Her hands-on experience working at the Yale Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum combined with her career as a practicing attorney make her uniquely qualified to speak on Art and Museum Law. Ms. Lufkin has lectured extensively on these topics on both sides of the Atlantic.

Her topic was "Recent Lawsuits over Nazi-stolen Art".

Our own boat race on the Charles preceded the dinner, and involved two quads representing the two Universities. With an overcast sky and distant thunder and lightning it looked like the race would be rained out. But the valiant crews stayed out on the river and Oxford stormed ahead to comfortably win this years race.


Stephen J. McCarthy, Corpus Christi (Oxon.),
President of the Society

Reception: 6:15 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM