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OUS NorCal: Oxford East Bay Happy Hour

20 March
2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM CST

Please join us for a casual evening of drinks, nosh, and witty repartee with your fellow Oxonians.

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OxCam Toronto: The Hebrew and Hebrew-Latin manuscript treasures of Corpus Christi College

22 March 2023 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM PST

Corpus Christi College invites all university alumni to join them in Toronto on 22 March for a fascinating talk by Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Professor in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Corpus Christi and President of the Oxford Centre for Jewish Studies.


Free Event at the New York City Public Library featuring Oxford Professor Emma Smith

22 March
2023 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM PST

New York Public Library to share our free event with Oxford Professor Emma Smith, Why Do We Still Burn Books?

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OxCam Chicago Boat Race Dinner: The 81st Annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Dinner

24 March 2023 | 6:00 PM

Join OxCam Chicago for their 81st annual boat race dinner at the University Club of Chicago .


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Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of Schwarzman Centre construction

Oxford University held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities on Thursday 23rd February.

The University also announced an additional gift of £10 million from Stephen A. Schwarzman to the project, which brings his total donation to £185 million – the largest gift in Oxford University’s history.

The building project is the largest ever undertaken by Oxford University and it would become one of the biggest buildings to adhere to Passivhaus standards. Now that spades are in the ground, the Centre remains on track to be completed in 2025.

The Centre will boost teaching and research in the humanities at Oxford University and provide them with a new home which brings together seven faculties, the Institute for Ethics in AI, the Oxford Internet Institute, and a new humanities library. It has been made possible by a gift from Stephen A. Schwarzman, who is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, one of the world's leading investment firms.



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