Forthcoming Events

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

Wednesday 7th November at 19:00 - Annual Black Tie Dinner

Our dinner will take place at the Cercle Munster, in the Grund, starting with aperitifs at 19.00.

This year, our guest speaker will be the new Rector of the University of Luxembourg, Professor Dr Stéphane Pallage, who will speak on “The making of a University”. Dr Pallage is a professor of economics who grew up in Malmédy, Belgium, and holds both Belgian and Canadian nationalities. Having embarked on his academic career at the University of Liège, he earned a Masters in industrial administration (Finance) and a PhD in economic sciences from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. His academic interests lie in applied macroeconomics, dynamic general equilibrium models, international aid, and the fight against child labour. Before his appointment as Rector of the University of Luxembourg, Professor Pallage was, from 2013, Dean of the School of Management at the University of Québec in Montréal.

Please register by 2nd November 2018 to allow us to provide numbers to the Cercle Munster. Partners and guests are very welcome. Please note that, traditionally, the dress code of our annual dinner is black tie.
The cost for the dinner (see menu) is €65,- per person (including drinks) or €50,- for current students at Oxford University. Please send a confirmation mail to the Chairman (Jan “dot” Koenighaus “at” avega “dot”lu with a copy to the Sectretary at secrtry “at” oxford “dot” lu), including the number of guests and their names; whether you prefer a vegetarian menu option; whether there are any food allergies, aversions, etc.
Please transfer the appropriate amount to the Society&rsqo;s bank account (see bottom of page).
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Friday 12 October, 10.00 - 12.00 - Seminar on Brexit and Finance on the Belval Campus

The Robert Schuman Institute of the University of Luxembourg and LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research) have invited OUSL members to a seminar they are hosting on “Brexit and Finance”, which will be chaired by OUSL member Dr Sabine Dörry.
The seminar will take place in Seminar room 2.170, in the Maison du Savoir on the Belval Campus of Luxembourg University.
For more information please download the flyer.
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Monday 9th July at 13:00 - Visit to the European Court of Justice organised by the Cambridge Society

John Speed of the Cambridge University Society of Luxembourg has kindly invited OUSL members to join them on a visit of the ECJ. Participants will be informed of the precise time to arrive at the ECJ when the Visitors’ Service provides the final programme, about 2 weeks before the visit.
Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston will talk for about 45 minutes with questions, and the visitors’ service will give us a tour of the buildings and an introduction to the institution. The visit will last in total 1,5 - 2 hours. You can read an interesting interview with Eleanor Sharpston published in 2015 by First Hundred Years.
If you wish to participate in the visit, please send an email to John Speed at secretary “at” cambridge “dot” lu (replace the “quoted” items by the appropriate symbols), giving your name and date of birth. If you will be accompanied by a spouse, partner, etc, please also provide the same information for that person as well. This information is required by the Visitors’ Service. You will also have to present an identity card, passport or driving licence when you arrive at the Court.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 35 persons so early booking is advisable.
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Tuesday June 26th at 19:30 - Pembroke College Choir Concert

The choir of Pembroke College, Oxford are visiting Luxembourg in June and wil be giving a concert in the Protestant Church of Luxembourg.
For more details please see the poster.
Entry is free, but please let the Secretary know at: secrtry "at" oxford "dot" lu (replace the “quoted” items by the appropriate symbols) if you are coming.
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Saturday June 23rd from 13:00 - Varsity Cricket Match and Picnic

The Oxford and Cambridge Societies are pleased to invite you to one of the Societies’ main events of the year; the annual Cricket Match and Picnic, which will as in previous years take place at the Evrange Oval and Schuman Farm. The date has been advanced to ensure people are in town. The event is open to families and friends.
To reduce the number of volunteers and the effort required, this year follows a ‘bring your own picnic’ theme. We invite all participants to bring whatever they would like to eat; from Marmite sandwiches to a spread worthy of Glyndbourne, feel free to use your imagination. As usual, we will have barbecue facilities for those who bring food that requires grilling, and there will be tables and benches, but please remember to bring your own crockery and cutlery. We will also supply liquid refreshment (Pimms, crémant, wine, beer, Coke and other soft drinks, fruit juice, water). Please bring unbreakable beverage containers (cup, plastic champagne flute, etc.)

The cricket match is for all levels of player, from complete beginners to those in contention for a Test match place, so don’t be shy, sign up soon!
The event will take place at the Schuman Farm and Evrange Oval, 14 rue Principale, Evrange (courtesy of Fiona and Adrian Wykes).
Please register by transferring €5,-* per adult (children under 18 are free) to the Oxford Society of Luxembourg: IBAN LU21 0019 1755 3010 3000, with the note “Cricket” and the number of people attending, as well as the names and ages of Cricket players in your group.
* This small charge will be used to cover expenses for drinks and other material, and the Luxembourg Cricket Federation fee for the cricket ground rental.
Please note: there will be a canopy at the cricket grounds, but please remember to bring folding chairs, blankets, sun cream and other protection for small children and babies – it can get hot on a sunny day!
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Tuesday 19th June at 19:00 - Discussion Meeting with the Cambridge society “Deconstructing Brexit”

This is a joint Oxford University Society of Luxembourg and Cambridge Society of Luxembourg meeting to discuss Brexit. It will be held on Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 from 19.00 to 21.00 at the Centre Jean XXIII, 52 rue Wilhelm, 2728 Luxembourg.
For more details please see the invitation.
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