Forthcoming Events

Here is some information about the events that are planned for the months ahead.

Tuesday 17th April at 18:00 - Invitation from the Stanford Club: “The Space Industry in Luxembourg”

The Stanford Club Luxembourg have invited our members to their upcoming event “Reaching for the Stars - The Space Industry in Luxembourg”. The Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider will open the event and give his vision of the Grand Duchy’s role in the emerging space industry. The speech will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with senior Luxembourg executives and conclude with a walking dinner where participants will have the opportunity to network.

The event will start at 18:00 at the offices of BGL BNP Paribas in Kirchberg. Please see the invitation for the the full agenda and details of the evening.
You can RSVP by registering on Eventbrite or by emailing: stanfordluxembourg "at" gmail "dot" com (replace the “quoted” items by the appropriate symbols) with your name and association/club.

Saturday, 28 April, at 08:45 - Visit to the Biodiversum in Remerchen

We will meet with our guide, Mr Rainer Schubert, in front of the Biodiversum, 5 Breicherwee, in Remerchen. We will start with a 2-3 hour field visit along the ponds for birdwatching. The ponds are part of the nature reserve "Haff Réimech", and this is a perfect period of the year due to the migrating birds returning up north. Wooden hides with a space and open windows just above the water surface allow for great views and photographs of the wildlife at the ponds.
Mr Schubert will then give us a guided tour of the recently finished Biodiversum museum, built by the internationally renowned Luxembourg architect François Valentiny. At about 13:00 those who would like to can have lunch at the restaurant “Le Chalet”, just across the street from the Biodiversum. After lunch, people are free to visit the Biodiversum on their own at no extra charge.
Please wear outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring your camera and binoculars.

The participation fee is €10 per adult (children free of charge). If you wish to participate, please send an email to secrtry "at" oxford "dot" lu (replace the “quoted” items by the appropriate symbols) with a copy to schg "at" pt "dot" lu with the name(s) of the person(s) who will attend.
Inscriptions will be valid upon receipt of your payment to the Oxford University Society of Luxembourg’s bank account IBAN LU21 0019 1755 3010 3000 with the mention “Biodiversum + your name”.
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Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th May - concerts by The Elysian Singers

The renowned chamber choir, The Elysian Singers of London, is coming to Luxembourg on the last weekend in May 2018 for two concerts of music spanning the centuries. The choir was founded in 1986 and drew together a number of former members of chamber choirs in Oxford and Cambridge. The first concert is on 26th May in Waldbillig church starting at 20:00, under the patronage of the Waldbillig Uergelfrënn and followed by a vin d’honneur; the second, in partnership with well-known Luxembourg ensemble The Art of Music, is at St Alphonse church in Luxembourg city on 27th May, also starting at 20:00.
The Elysians will sing pieces by JS Bach, O’Regan, Arvo Pärt, and John Tavener, while the programme for The Art of Music includes motets by 12th Century Anonymous, Guerrero, Dering and Byrd. Together the two choirs will end their joint concert with the Victoria Magnificat Sexti toni (a 12).
At 11:00 on Sunday morning, 27 May, The Elysians will sing with the choir of the Anglican Church of Luxembourg at a service of Holy Communion in the Konvikt chapel, Luxembourg city, at which all are welcome.
These events exemplify #LuxUKLinks, the social media project set up by British Ambassador to Luxembourg, John Marshall, who has been using the hashtag to tweet about the ties between Luxembourg and the UK; some of the performers, now long-term residents of Luxembourg, are former members of the Oxford student choir, The Arcadian Singers, who went on to sing with The Elysians during the choir’s early years.
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Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - Annual Spring Dinner of the Oxford Society, the Cambridge Society and the LSE Alumni Society

The dinner will take place at the Restaurant La Mirabelle, 9, Place François-Joseph Dargent (Place Dargent), 1413 Luxembourg.
The evening will start at 7.00pm with apéritifs and canapés (on the terrace if weather permits), followed by a 3-course menu with fine wines, soft drinks and coffee.

The price for the meal, including apéritif, wines and water or other soft drinks, and coffee is €75,-. A discount of €15,- is offered for the menu without alcoholic beverages i.e €60,-. The Society offers a discount of €10,- to members who have paid their subscription for 2018.

The invitation is open to alumni, spouses and partners, and friends. If you wish to attend, please send an email to: secretary "at" cambridge "dot" lu, copied to: secrtry "at" oxford "dot" lu (replace the “quoted” items by the appropriate symbols), with the name(s) of person(s) who will attend, specifying choice of menu for each person:

  • Entrée: E1, or E2, or EV
  • Plat: P1, or P2, or PV
  • Dessert: D1, or D2, or Cheese
Please pay the appropriate amount without delay to the Cambridge Society’s bank account: BCEELULL IBAN LU24 0019 3855 9528 0000, with the mention “Spring Dinner w persons at €x , y persons at €z” as appropriate.
Reservation via email will only be confirmed once the funds have been received. The restaurant has a limited capacity of 60 persons, so it is advisable to reserve as quickly as possible. Any cancellations after Friday 25th May will not be refundable.
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