Emmanuel College Annual Harvard Dinner



                                                                                                                                                     March 2016


Dear Harvard Graduate,


As the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College, I have the pleasure of inviting you with the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom and Emmanuel College to the annual Harvard Dinner, which will be held on Saturday the 18th of June 2016 at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. This dinner takes place in the centennial year of the Harvard Club (1916-2016) and it remains a major event in the club’s annual calendar.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Alison Bashford will deliver the after dinner talk on ‘Finding Malthus at Harvard’.  She is the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History and a Fellow of Jesus College. Professor Bashford is convenor of the World History Subject Group at Cambridge and she held the Whitlam and Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard in 2009.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard graduates in the United Kingdom and current Harvard students to meet, share memories of Harvard, and enjoy a formal evening in the College where John Harvard was himself a student. You are warmly welcomed by this year’s Harvard-Cambridge Scholars: Christopher Magnani, Debbie Onuoha, Eleanor Parker and me.

The Harvard Dinner is very popular and is at times oversubscribed. The dinner is limited to one hundred and thirty guests due to the size of the Hall, and replies will be handled strictly in the order of receipt on line. Therefore, please apply for your places as early as possible before the Friday, 10th of June deadline. Applications received after the Hall is filled will be unsuccessful and a waiting list will be kept.

Please apply for your ticket(s) through the link below. The price of the dinner is £62 per person for fully paid up HCUK members (limited to one guest at this rate), £72 for non-members and their guest (s) and any additional guests for HCUK members, and £47 per person for recent Harvard College graduates (AB ¢12 - ¢16) and current Harvard students. Concessions will be made for Harvard graduates who are current students in the UK. Please note that all non-Harvard current students will be charged at the full rates. You will receive an automatic email receipt to confirm your place(s) at the dinner in June when you have paid and no tickets will be issued.

Drinks will be served from seven o’clock to seven forty-five in the Master’s garden or in the Old Library in case of rain. The dinner will commence at seven forty-five in the Emmanuel Hall. Dress is black tie.

If you are planning to spend the night or the weekend in Cambridge, we recommend that you arrange accommodation now [http://www.visitcambridge.org/accommodation]. Cambridge is crowded in June and college rooms and hotels fill up quickly.

We hope many of you are able to make time for the Harvard Dinner. The Harvard Club of the United Kingdom, my fellow scholars and I all look forward to seeing you in June. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joan Porter MacIver, HCUK Past President and HCUK Harvard Dinner Coordinator and me. Please note that the deadline of 10th of June for this event is a strict one, and as a courtesy to the Master’s Office of Emmanuel College, which helps us so devotedly with this event, we ask that you adhere to this request.

Gregory Kristof, Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar, 2015-16



Joan Porter MacIver, HCUK Past President


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You must advise us by email if you have special dietary requirements or wish to sit with your guest (s) and/or other friends.  Please email Joan to arrange these requests to jpmaciver@post.harvard.edu.

If you do not contact us by the 10th June deadline, we may not be able to help you with your requirements. 

For any other ticket queries, contact Joan at jpmaciver@post.harvard.edu.