12th Night Charity Quiz

Dear OUSL members,

We have been invited to participate in the Christmas Charity Quiz evening organized by our friends from the Oxford Society Belgium on Twelfth Night 6th Jan at 6.15pm CET.

The organizers ask each participant to contribution between 5 and 8 euros, all proceeds going to Unicef.

Please let us know if you would like to be added to a OUSL team, a.s.a.p. but in any case before January 2nd.

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Dinner Talk on Philosophy of Austrian Economics

After two Covid postponements, last October 14 we finally had the opportunity to host the dinner talk with guest speaker Professor Dr. Hardy Bouillon, former student of Jesus College and currently Extracurricular Professor of Philosophy at Trier University.

Prof. Dr. Bouillon enlightened us on the Austrian School of Economics, which in the early 20th century laid the foundations of Economic Thinking. We learned about the different subschools, of von Mises and Hayek, and the philosophical nature of work and their disciples.

The dinner talk led to lively debates at the different tables, easily overcoming the (Covid-) regulatory safe distancing of approximately OUSL 30 members and guests, which included the ambassador of Germany, and the consul of Austria.

Joint Event with vice-rector Léglu

On 28th September in association with the British Luxembourg Society, the Cambridge and LSE Alumni societies in Luxembourg, we arranged a lecture at the British Ambassador’s Residence by Prof Catherine Léglu Vice-Rector of the University of Luxembourg about the University and its future plans. A film of the lecture can be found on the BLS website in the newsletter archive on the  web-address  https://b-l-s.lu/membership/members-resources#newsletter-archive

OUSL Fresher’s dinner

On 15 September we had our annual fresher’s dinner, where we invite Luxembourg-based starting Oxford students for an introduction to our Society and to each other. In the refugee run restaurant “Chiche” freshers, practice interviewers, current students, and committee members enjoyed a wonderful evening over a Syrian Mezze meal.

This year’s fresher’s will start different degrees (Ba, MSt, MSc, MPhil) in different studies (Mathematics, Creative Writing, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, and European Politics and Society), at different colleges (Brasenose, Keble, St. Cross, and St. Anthony’s).

We wish them every success with their studies and hope to see them at our invents in Luxembourg, after graduation.