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Christmas Dinner, Saturday December 15, 2012

The Oxford and Cambridge Society cordially invites you to its Annual Christmas Dinner at Carlson Hall of Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, starting at 6:15pm on Saturday, December 15th. Parking is ample, but do let us know if you require help with carpooling. After dinner we will adjourn to the Auditorium for the talk.

Our speaker, Dr. Andrew Berry (St John’s, Oxford), is currently Lecturer on Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. His research combines the techniques of field biology with those of molecular biology to provide evidence for Darwinian natural selection at the DNA level. Together with James D. Watson he wrote an account of the history and impact of modern genetics to mark the 50th anniversary of Watson and Crick’s discovery of the double helix (DNA, 1953).

Dr. Berry will speak on “Alfred Russel Wallace: The Other Darwin”. The coming year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of this fascinating figure who in 1858, at the end of an eight year scientific expedition to South East Asia, glimpsed the idea that Darwin had labored over for 20 years. The idea of evolution by natural selection was co-published by Darwin and Wallace that same year.

Attire for gentlemen will be black tie, college blazer or business suit. We remind those who plan to come that we give a commitment to our caterers several days before the dinner, and that after that point we are unable to refund any payment. The event cost is $75 per person ($55 for students).
Booking is now closed.

Directions to Mt. Ida College can be found here.

This mailing also serves as the notice for the Annual Meeting of Members and the Regular Meeting of Directors, which will take place at the dinner.

Sincerely,                                                                                      Reception: 6:15 pm, Dinner: 7:15 pm

David Manns                                                                              Location: Mount Ida College

David G Manns (Trinity, Cantab.), President of the Society