Annual Christmas Dinner

Friday December 3rd, 2021

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England cordially invites you to the

Annual Christmas Dinner

Friday December 3rd, 2021

6:30-10:00pm

Winchester Country Club

Our Guest of Honor will be Dr. Peter Abbott, OBE (Magdalene, Cambridge). Dr Abbott has been a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service for 15 years. Before becoming British Consul General to New England in 2020, he served as Counsellor at the British High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, with operational oversight of the largest mission in the UK’s overseas diplomatic network.

Earlier in his career, Peter was Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Lisbon. Before being posted to Portugal, Peter covered West Africa, with a particular focus on the emerging threat of terrorism and instability in Mali and the Sahel. Prior to this, he led the Government’s review of the UK counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, based in the Office for Security and Counter-terrorism at the Home Office. This followed a posting to the British Embassy in Washington where he was Private Secretary to the Ambassador, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, from 2008-2010.

Peter's talk is entitled "Reflections on a Career in the Diplomatic Service"

Attire for gentlemen will be black tie, college blazer or business suit.

The event is open to OxCamNE members and their guests. All guests must be fully vaccinated against Covid. Tickets cost $110 per person ($95 for student members) including wine and port with dinner and a reception drink. Please register online. For more information contact secretary@oxcamne.org. Advance reservation is required and should be made by Sunday November 28th.

The Winchester Country Club has ample parking. Directions are here. Although the Winchester Country Club is in the suburbs, one of the reasons we selected it is that it is accessible from Boston and Cambridge by public transportation. There is infrequent bus service (bus 350) between Alewife Station and the club (Mystic Street/Old Mystic Street stop), or it is a short Lyft/Uber ride from Alewife.

The Annual Meeting of Members (AGM) and the Regular Meeting of Directors will take place at the dinner. Members in good standing will receive the official notice of the meeting in a separate email.

Sincerely,

Jason Ng

Jason Ng (New College, Oxford),

President of the Society