Hello friends

This little group serves the Oxford and Cambridge alumni of the Seattle-ish area. Whether you’re a current student or graduate, did a short course or a DPhil, are a Fresher or a Don, you are welcome at our events.

Boat Race

Every year, we get together for breakfast to watch the boat race live on TV. We usually do this at the Attic Tavern in Madison Park. Details will be posted here in February-ish each year.

Events

Upcoming

Thursday July 18th – Cooking class with Samantha Cook (St John’s, Cantab). Samantha comes to us from Louisiana and will be sharing her Jambalaya recipe on her downtown Seattle rooftop kitchen.  More details as the date get closer.

Late November TBC – Guest lecturer and DPhil Andrew Wells (Merton, Oxon).  Andrew is a historian of the early modern British Atlantic world. His research to date has concentrated on the history of ideas, particularly concerning racial and sexual difference, and freedom and slavery. His forthcoming book, Generating Difference: Race and the Reproductive Body in the British Empire, 1660-1840, charts the emergence of racial ideas against an imperial backdrop in which the promotion and control of reproduction played a pivotal role. He is currently working on a project exploring urban cultures of freedom in the British Isles and America in the century before the imperial crisis that culminated in American independence. He has published book chapters and articles in several peer-reviews journals, including Journal of British Studies, History of European Ideas, and History Compass. Based in Germany, Dr Wells is presently Junior Fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg at the University of Greifswald.

If you’d like to plan an Oxbridge event in Seattle, we will be happy to support you by advertising it to our alumni body. We can always use fresh ideas!

Contacts

We have an active Facebook group, where information about upcoming small gatherings is often shared.

If you would like to be notified of events by email, or have questions, email our IT guy Ean.