Past Events

The list of events below excludes informal events such as Pub Nights and is incomplete, and information for the Society's early years is sparse. However, a quick browse illustrates the impressive array of notable speakers who have educated, enlightened, and entertained the Society over the years.

Past Event Highlights:

Friday, 30 November 2018

40th Anniversary Christmas Dinner, Winchester Country Club (photos)

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Royal Oak Foundation Lecture

"Highland Retreats", New England Historic Genealogical Society

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Royal Oak Foundation Lecture

"From Dickens to Downton", The College Club of Boston

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Actors Shakespeare Company: Equivocation

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Head of the Charles Regatta, Reunion Village, Charles River (photo)

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Atlantic Cup Polo at Myopia Hunt Club: Cambridge vs Yale, Oxford vs Harvard (video or photos)

Freshers and New Members Reception

Union Club of Boston, Thursday September 13, 2018

Society 40th Anniversary Celebration (see video)

Winchester Country Club, Saturday April 21, 2018

Oxford University Association Football Club

Harvard Gardens, Thursday March 29, 2018

Annual Boat Race Brunch

Tavern 730 (formerly Tavern on the Square) , Saturday March 24, 2018

11th Annual Burns Nicht

Winchester Country Club, Saturday January 27, 2018

Christmas Dinner with Michael Kosterlitz

Winchester Country Club, Saturday December 02, 2017

Head of the Charles Regatta

Reunion Village, Charles River, Sunday October 22, 2017

Freshers and New Members Reception

Union Club of Boston, Wednesday September 20, 2017

Spring Dinner with John Lambert

Winchester Country Club, Saturday April 22, 2017

10th Annual Burns Nicht

Winchester Country Club, Saturday February 04, 2017

Christmas Dinner with Ashley Stevens

Winchester Country Club, Saturday December 03, 2016

Head of the Charles Regatta

Reunion Village, Charles River, Sunday October 23, 2016

Reception with Nazia Mintz-Habib

Algonquin Club of Boston, Wednesday May 18, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II Evening with Susie Kitchens

Union Club of Boston, Friday May 06, 2016

Shakespeare Anniversary Event with Professor Tiffany Stern

Algonquin Club of Boston, Thursday April 21, 2016

9th Annual Burns Nicht

Omni Parker House, Boston, Saturday January 09, 2016

Christmas Dinner with Octavia Randolph

Winchester Country Club, Friday December 04, 2015

Head of the Charles Regatta

Reunion Village, Sunday October 18, 2015

OBA/OCSNE Garden Party

Nat Greene's House, Marblehead, Sunday August 30, 2015

OES Panel & Reception with Natalia Kucirkova

British Consulate General, Monday August 03, 2015

Boat Race Dinner with Sarah Thomas

Cambridge Boat Club, Saturday May 30, 2015

OBA Consular Reception with Prof. Catherine Tucker

Consulate, Wednesday May 06, 2015

8th Annual Burns Nicht

Omni Parker House, Boston, Saturday January 10, 2015

Christmas Dinner with David Eckel

Algonquin Club, Saturday December 06, 2014

New Members Reception with Helen Shirrah Davies

Berklee School of Music and Lir, Thursday November 20, 2014

Head of the Charles Regatta

Reunion Village, Charles River, Sunday October 19, 2014

Boat Race Dinner with Asma Khalid

Cambridge Boat Club, Saturday June 07, 2014

Spring Event with Drs. Abhishek Banerjee, Charles Jennings, Alan Jasanoff, Martha Constantine-Paton

Algonquin Club, Friday April 25, 2014

7th Annual Burns Nicht

Omni Parker House, Boston, Saturday January 11, 2014

Christmas Dinner with Stephen Blyth

Federal Reserve, Boston, Saturday December 14, 2013

Fall Reception with Mark Damazer

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Sunday November 03, 2013

Head of the Charles Regatta

Reunion Village, Charles River, Sunday October 20, 2013

New Members Reception with Susie Kitchens

British Consulate, Friday October 04, 2013

Boat Race Dinner with Simon Winchester

Cambridge Boat Club, Saturday June 01, 2013

Reception with Lord Rees of Ludlow

Athenaeum , Tuesday April 23, 2013

Reception with Dr. Gillian Bennett

British Consulate , Tuesday April 16, 2013

Spring Dinner with Jonathan McDowell

Algonquin Club, Saturday March 23, 2013

6th Annual Burns Nicht

Cambridge Boat Club, Saturday January 12, 2013

Christmas Dinner with Andrew Berry

Mt Ida College, Saturday December 15, 2012

Head of the Charles Regatta

Sunday October 21, 2012

Dinner with Hedrick Smith

Algonquin Club, Wednesday October 3, 2012

New Member Reception with John & Tessa Hedley-Whyte

Russell Museum at MGH, Tuesday September 18, 2012

Prentice Cup Tennis at Longwood

Wednesday August 8, 2012

Boat Race Dinner with John Ochsendorf

Saturday June 9, 2012

Spring Dinner with Belinda Wilkes

Saturday March 17, 2012

Burns Nicht

Saturday January 14, 2012

Christmas Dinner with Robert McBurney

Saturday, December 10th

Algonquin Club Reception with Anthony Monaco

Thursday, November 10th

Head of the Charles

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

New Member Reception at Harvard Memorial Church

Thursday October 6, 2011

Broad Institute Lecture by Nick Patterson & Reception

Wednesday September 14, 2011

Court Tennis Exhibition & Reception

Thursday July 14, 2011

Boat Race Dinner with Kathleen Coleman

Saturday 4 June 2011

Spring Dinner with John Robinson

Saturday 19 March 2011

Huntington Theater Evening: Educating Rita

Saturday 12 March 2011

Burns Nicht

Saturday 15 January 2011

Christmas Dinner with Robert Anderson

Saturday 11 December 2010

Head of the Charles Regatta

Sunday 24 October 2010

Cricket at Longwood Cricket Club

Saturday 23 October, 2010

Actors' Shakespeare Project: "Timon of Athens"

Friday June 11, 2010

Boat Race Dinner with Jane Portal

Saturday May 22, 2010

Spring Dinner with Alice Prochaska

Saturday March 27, 2010

Burns Nicht

Saturday January 16, 2010

Christmas Dinner with Janet Browne

Saturday December 12, 2009

Reception with Eugene Rogan

Sunday, November 22nd 2009

Head of the Charles

18th October 2009

Boat Race Dinner with Martha Lufkin

31st May 2009

Peabody-Essex Museum Tour

2nd May 2009

Reception and talk by Jonathan Zittrain, with the Yale Club

21st April 2009

Dinner and talk by Sir Brian Donnelly, with the English Speaking Union

16th April 2009

Spring Dinner with James Collins

Saturday 28 March 2009

Burns Nicht

16th January 2009

Huntington Theater Evening "The Corn is Green"

9th January 2009

Christmas Dinner with Piet van Boxel

Saturday 6th December 2008

Reception with Simon Johnson

Tuesday 11th November 2008

Head of the Charles

Sunday 19th October 2008, Reunion Village, Weeks Bridge

Cricket Match

Saturday 18th October 2008, Longwood Cricket Club

Evening at the ICA

Friday 8th August 2008

Boat Race Dinner with Dr. John Durant

Saturday 31st May 2008

Reception with Niall Ferguson

Wednesday 2nd April 2008

Spring Dinner with Simon Hoggart

Saturday 29th March 2008

Burns Nicht Dinner

18th January 2008, Cambridge Boat Club

Christmas/Holiday Dinner with Jill Ker Conway

8th December 2007, Roxbury Latin

Head of the Charles

Saturday 20th October 2007

Huntington Theater Evening "The Thirty-Nine Steps"

Friday 14th September 2007

Longfellow House Tour

Thursday 12th July 2007

Boat Race Dinner, with Doug Foy

Sunday 3rd June 2007

Spring Dinner, with Hubert Murray

Saturday 31st March 2007, Mt Ida College

Darwin Exhibit, Museum Of Science, with Prof. Duncan Porter

Sunday 4th March 2007

Christmas/Holiday Dinner, with Rev. Prof. Peter Gomes

3rd December 2006, Boston Athenaeum

Lady Kenny, Dinner for Oxonians

Saturday 4th November 2006

Professor Alison Richard, Reception for Cantabrigians

Friday 10th November 2006

Head of the Charles

Saturday and Sunday 21st/22nd October 2006

Fall Reception with Nick Patterson

Thursday 5th October 2006, The Union Club, Boston

Boat Race Dinner, with Sir Michael Atiyah

Saturday 3rd June 2006, Cambridge Boat Club

Spring Dinner, with Sir Terence and Lady English

Saturday 8th April 2006, Showa Institute/British School

Reception at MIT Museum, with John Durant

Sunday 5th February 2006

Christmas Dinner, with Prof. Frederick Schauer

Saturday 10th December 2005, Mount Ida College

Trafalgar Day Party

Friday 21st October 2005, Joe's American on the Boston Waterfront

Alumni Presentation & Fall Reception with Una Ryan

Thursday 13th October 2005, The Union Club, Boston

British & Irish Universities Ball

Friday 23rd September 2005, Marlowe Hotel

Boat Race Dinner with Christopher Ricks

Sunday 5th June 2005, Cambridge Boat Club

Presentation Evening & Spring Reception with Sir Richard Dearlove

Thursday 14th April 2005, Cambridge Boat Club

Spring Dinner with Professor Owen Gingerich

Saturday 19th March 2005, Roxbury Latin School

"The Far Side of the Moon" with Gideon Lester

Thursday 17th February 2005, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge

Christmas/Holiday Dinner with Simon Winchester

Saturday 11 December 2004, Mount Ida College

Alumni Presentation Evening with Dr. Gilbert Strang

Thursday 16th September 2004, Cambridge Boat Club

Boat Race Dinner with Nigel Hamilton

Sunday 6th June 2004, Cambridge Boat Club

Family Picnic and Cricket Match

13th June 2004, The British School of Boston

Spring Dinner with James Wood, Senior Editor, The New Republic

"Reminiscences of Student Life at Cambridge"

Saturday, 13 March 2004, Roxbury Latin School

Christmas Dinner with Dr. Joseph Stanislaw, President, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Saturday 20 December 2003, The Boston Athenaeum

Boat Race Dinner with Lady English, Principal, St Hilda’s College, Oxford

“Transitions”

Sunday, 1 June 2003, Cambridge Boat Club

Spring Dinner with The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister, Canada

Sunday, 16 March 2003, Roxbury Latin School

Christmas Dinner with Dr Richard Wendorf, Director and Librarian, Boston Athenæum

“Down 30 Years and still Sorting It Out”

Saturday, 21 December 2002, The Boston Athenæum

Boat Race Dinner with Kwame Anthony Appiah

Professor of Afro-American Studies and Philosophy, Harvard University

“Unbeing Oneself”

Saturday, 1 June 2002, Cambridge Boat Club

Spring Dinner with Anthony Smith, CBE. President, Magdalen College, Oxford

“The Elite University Today and Perhaps Tomorrow”

Sunday 17 March 2002, Roxbury Latin School

Christmas Dinner with Anita Desai, Novelist

Saturday 15 December 2001, Mount Ida College

Boat Race Dinner with Sir Ivor Roberts, KCMG

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland and Former Ambassador to Yugoslavia

Saturday 2 June 2001, Noble & Greenough School

Spring Dinner with Roscoe Suddarth, Former U.S. Ambassador to Jordan

“Middle East Challenges to the Bush Administration”

Saturday 17 March 2001, Roxbury Latin School

May Ball

Saturday 3 June 2000, Noble and Greenough School

Spring Dinner with Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Former Director, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

“The Future of the Arts in the Age of Mass Culture”

Saturday 11 March 2000, Noble & Greenough School

Christmas Dinner with Dame Gillian Beer

President, Clare Hall and King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, Cambridge

“The Booker Prize – A Judge’s Experience”

Saturday 11 December 1999, Roxbury Latin School

Reception with Jane Pickering, Director, MIT Museum & Dr. Christopher Norris

Sunday 10 October 1999, MIT Museum

Boat Race Dinner with Dr. Geoff Tabin, Mountaineer and Physician

Saturday 29 May 1999, Noble & Greenough School

March Dinner with Sir John Boyd

Master, Churchill College, Cambridge, and Her Majesty’s Former Ambassador to Japan

“Churchill: A Mid-Atlantic View”

Saturday 20 March 1999, Roxbury Latin School

Christmas Dinner with Ambassador Charles Crawford, Her Majesty’s Former Ambassador to Bosnia

“Some Thoughts on Bosnia and Kosovo”

Saturday 19 December 1998, Noble & Greenough School

Boat Race Dinner with Hanna Holborn Gray, President Emerita, University of Chicago

Saturday 6 June 1998, Noble & Greenough School

March Dinner with Dr. Eric Anderson, Provost of Eton College

Sunday 29 March 1998, Roxbury Latin School

Christmas Dinner with Dr. Rosemary A. Steven

Professor of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Saturday 6 December 1997, Marriott Newton Hotel

Boat Race Dinner with Professor Mary Lefkowitz, Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

Saturday 24 May 1997, Noble & Greenough School

March Dinner with Professor Christopher Ricks

Former King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, Cambridge

“A. E. Housman and ‘the colour of his hair’”

Saturday 15 March 1997, Roxbury Latin School

Christmas Dinner with Sir John Weston, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Saturday 7 December 1996, Noble & Greenough School

Boat Race Dinner with Sir Hans Kornberg, FRS, Former Master, Christ’s College, Cambridge

Saturday 1 June 1996, Noble & Greenough School

Spring Dinner with Baroness Perry of Southwark, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England

Saturday 23 March 1996, Roxbury Latin School

Christmas Dinner with Dr. Gordon Johnson, President, Wolfson College, Cambridge

Saturday 9 December 1995, Noble & Greenough School

Boat Race Dinner with Hedrick Smith, New York Times

May 14, 1988, Noble and Greenough School

March Dinner with Christopher Hogwood, Director Handel and Haydn Society

March 26, 1988, Club of Odd Volumes

Christmas Dinner with speaker Robert Reich and honored guest Professor Warren Ault

December 12, 1987, Noble and Greenough School

Boat Race Dinner with Daniel Coquillette, Dean of Boston College Law School

May 23, 1987, Noble and Greenough School

Christmas Dinner with Mary Moore, Principal of St Hilda’s, Oxford

December 6, 1986, The Rivers School

Boat Race Dinner with Samuel J. Keyser, Assoc. Provost, MIT

May 17, 1986, Noble and Greenough School

Christmas Dinner with Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Regius professor of Greek, Oxford University

“The classics at Oxford, 1984”

December 13, 1984? Milton Academy

Other Speakers have included:

Richard Bradley

David Burns

J.K. Galbraith

Gillian Gill

H.D.S. Greenway

John Habbakkuk

Seamus Heaney

Anthony Howard

Roy Jenkins

Roderick McFarquhar

Philip McLean

Ved Mehta

Malcolm Rogers

John Sears

Meg Vaillancourt

Shirley Williams

Peter Ashton, Head of Arnold Arboretum