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OxCam Toronto: Kenneth W. McCarter Memorial Dinner

25 November 2019 I 6:00pm

The eighth annual Kenneth W. McCarter Memorial Dinner will be held at Massey College, in the University of Toronto.  



OxCam Philadelphia: Annual Dinner


5 December 2019 I 5:30pm

Featuring an address by Professor Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, on "What is the point of Oxbridge?"


Oxford North American Office: Vice-Chancellor's Holiday Reception

 5 December 2019 I 6:00pm 

The University of Oxford North American Office is extied to host the Vice Chancellor's Annual Holiday Party, featuring remarks from Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson.


OxCam Colorado: Annual Holiday Dinner

 5 December 2019 I 6:00pm 

Join the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Colorado for their Annual Holiday Dinner, held at the University Club Denver.




Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe awarded a 2019 Nobel Prize!

Professor Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, Director of the Target Discovery Institute, within the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University, has been announced as a winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2019. Sir Peter was a member of a team of three researchers who won the award "for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability." Alongside William G. Kaelin, Jr. of Harvard University and Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University, he discovered the key mechanisms that our cells use to detect and respond to low oxygen levels, known as 'hypoxia.' 

Read more about Sir Peter Ratcliffe's Nobel Prize win here.



For almost 1,000 years, Oxford University has been recognized and celebrated across the world as a jewel in the crown of world learning. Just as our past inspires us, it also demands that we achieve greater heights in the centuries to come. Inspired philanthropy has always played an important role in this University by providing resources for great scholarship, architectural jewels such the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera, or the great engineering, medical and scientific laboratories of the 20th century. By giving to Americans for Oxford, you are continuing this tradition of excellence. Thank you.

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