Summer Term 2019
- 28th June 2019 — The Cambridge Society of Belgium said goodbye to Alison Rose, the British Ambassador and Alumna, over lunch at the British Ambassador’s Residence today. Zena arranged this lunch to let us thank Alison for all the good work she has undertaken over the last 5 years supporting the Society and Belgium’s British community. She will join Newnham College as its Principal in September.
Lent Term 2019
- Wednesday, 17th April 2019 — Our Annual General Meeting. Join us to listen and we encourage all of you to run for a position on our Society’s committee. Details here.
- Sunday, 7th April 2019 — The Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race. Details here.
- Thursday, 4th April — Our Vice-Chancellor was in Brussels at the Fondation Wiener-Anspach for the renewal of the MoU between Oxbridge, ULB and the Fondation, the Vice-Chancellors of Cambridge and Oxford will come to Brussels and were eager to meet the Oxbridge Alumni
- 5th March 2019 — Spring Drinks with Matija and Zena. Join Cambridge and friends at the Pharmacie Anglaise (Coudenberg 66, 1000 Bruxelles) next Tuesday, between 19.30 and 21.30. More details here.
- 21st February 2019 — Yale mixer at à la Becasse. We had a surprisingly large turnout for this first Yale event of its type in Brussels. John Hopkins, Columbia, Harvard as well at Cantabs were there en masse.
- 19th February 2019 — Oxbridge mixer at the WXYZ Bar
- 31st January 2019 — Our 25th Anniversary Dinner. We celebrated the founding of the Society in 1994 at the Cercle Royal Gaulois. The exact date of our founding was 28th January 1994.
Michaelmas Term 2018
- 19th December 2018 — Camsoc Luxembourg Student-Alumni Dinner that at the Hotel Parc Belair at 7:30pm.
- 16th December 2018 — Camsoc Christmas Party and also Beethoven’s Birthday! A great time was had.
- 15th December 2018 –Camsoc Paris, Gonville & Caius Choir. 20:00 Eglise St Pierre de Chaillot, 31 avenue Marceau, 75008 Paris
- 12th December 2018 — Oxford and Cambridge Christmas Mixer from 7pm onwards. WWYZ Bar — open to all Cantab (and the other place) alumni and guests. Information and registration necessary see here.
- 7th December 2018 — Gala music concert of the Belgian King’s personal orchestra and the elite band of the Belgian armed forces, the Royal Symphonic Band of the Guides. — All seats gone
- 5th November 2018 — The Harvard Club of Belgium invited us to their: 2018 LEADERSHIP PRIZE | AWARD CEREMONY – | Seated Dinner — see here for more details.
- 24th October 2018 — The Stanford Alumni of Belgium invited us to a: Talk by Leah Weiss, Stanford Professor. Click on the link for more details.
- 23rd October 2018 — Our Special Event on Belgian Culinary History – places limited – see here for details
- 5th October 2018 — The Harvard Club of Belgium invited us to a: Panel Discussion on Islam & Democracy – | Seated Dinner — see here for more details.
- Summer 2018
- 28th September 2018 — YPFP Brussels celebrated 10 successful years of fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders in Brussels! €35 — see here for more details.
- 27th September 2018 1pm — A Brussels Square was named after Jo Cox. The Square is located at the back of the Ancienne Belgique, a place she frequented when she lived and worked in Belgium. Jo Cox was an alumna of Pembroke College (1995). The Society therefore fully supports this gesture by the city and invites all its members to join the inauguration ceremony and commemorate a fellow Cantab fallen in service of her people with a strong Oxbridge showing. Our President attended representing the University and our Vice President attended representing Pembroke College. See the event invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1384214285044254/
- 18th September 2018 — Populism — A Talk by Anton Jäger. Excellent event — photos to be posted soon.
- 11th September 2018 — LSE Event — A talk on “Breaking the Cycle of Radicalisation between far right, far left, and terrorist groups”.
- 10th September 2018 — Joint Oxbridge Freshers’ Welcome Event.
- 2nd September 2018 — Cambridge Summer BBQ — a great time was had by all. Even the sun shone!
- 24th June 2018 – Annual Croquet Match with Oxford at Genval. See here to get a flavour of what a wonderful event last year’s was. More information about our 2018 event here.
- 21st June 2018 – Cambridge Summer Cocktail. After the wonderful success last year we decided to make this an annual event. We welcomed Dr Johan Verbeke, DG of the Egmont Royal Institute of International Relations to De Markten. More details here and see last year’s event in 2017.
- 18th June 2018 — Brussels in the Middle Ages — Roel Jacobs spoke at the historical Balassi Institute (near St Gudule). More information here.
EASTER TERM 2018
- 9th June 2018 — The Evensong features some of the greatest composers of choral music for us to enjoy including Serge Rachmaninov, Charles Ives, William Byrd and ending with the world premiere of a specially commissioned anthem by Stevie Wishart (Cantab). Please see here.
- 5th June 2018 – Harvard Club of Belgium invitation to Barbara Guggenheim Dinner at Westerlo Castle of the Princes de Mérode . Please see here. Note that GUEST fees apply (€100 per person) for none Harvard Members. It was a wonderful event with around 100 persons attending.
- 30th May 2018 — Mixer with Oxford. Launch event of Humans of the EU. (Click here). Our special guest wasSoundous Boualam (Cantab). “Mostly based in Brussels, this project aims to create an ongoing and exhaustive catalogue of the human face of the E.U.” See more about her project here.
- 16th May 2018 — Harvard Club Lunch-debate with European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici — Cantabs welcome, please see your email invitation or contact us. Please note that this event was CANCELLED.
- 12th May 2018 — Queen Elisabeth Music Competition – Concours Reine Elisabeth — all tickets sold out (three private boxes) but we have started a waiting list. Email invitation only ==> Great success.
- 4th May 2018 — Oxford & Cambridge Admissions Conference @ Linklaters Brussels
- 2nd May 2018 — Yale Dinner invitation – “Michael Birnbaum” Washington Post’s Bureau Chief in Brussels – “The challenges and perils of covering transatlantic affairs as a journalist in the Trump Era”. It was a splendid evening.
- 24th April 2018 – Oxford Society Event – All Cantabs Welcome — Student Jam at Jazz Station.
LENT TERM 2018
- 14th April 2018 – Speaker Event with Cambridge Academic — Prof Ross Anderson @ le Cercle des Voyageurs — “On Tracing Stolen Bitcoin”
- 10th April 2018 – Mixer with LSE & “The Other Place” – WYYZ Bar, Aloft Hotel
- 24th March 2018 — Boat race gathering with “The Other Place”. We won both the Women’s and the Men’s. “The Other Place” won both bottles of bubbly.
- 27th February 2018 — Mixer with our friends from “The Other Place” with Ricardo Borges de Castro as Speaker. A fascinating event giving some unique and personal insights into the working of the EU.
- 13th February 2018 — Annual General Meeting — was well attended and surprisingly dynamic.
- 25th January 2018 — Annual Dinner — — Annual Dinner at the “Club des Officers du Premier Regiment de Guides“, with Prof Bill Nuttall. A renowned academic, researcher and expert on issues of technology and policy. Photos are here.
MICHAELMAS TERM 2017
- 17th December 2017 — Sunday at 4:30pm, Our Christmas Gathering (mince pies and all) ==> Great success — photos are here
- 13th December 2017 — Oxford Society of Belgium — Cambridge lecturer Christine van Ruymbeke has agreed to speak about her area of study: Persian art and literature. More about Dr van Ruymbeke here: van Ruymbeke
- 7th December 2017 — Social Mixer with Oxford Alumni & Kings College London
- 1st December 2017 — Gala Concert of the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
- 15th November 2017 — Yale Dinner with Tomáš Valášek as speaker (exclusive to members) ==> It was a fascinating speech and discussion on the need for a Pan EU Defence Force.
- 13th November 2017 — Social Mixer: Oxford, Cambridge and Club Alpbach Brussels
- 17th September 2017 — Flanders Fields, an Epic Event! ==> See the full report here
- 27th July – Summer Mixer, with Oxford, Cambridge, and King’s College London
- Sunday 18th June – Annual Croquet match against The Oxford Society in Genval ==> See the full report here
EASTER TERM 2017
- Friday 9th June 2017 – Prestigious Cocktail in Brussels with the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India & the Oxford Society of Belgium.
- Tuesday 6th June 2017 – Oxford, Cambridge, and London School of Economics “Mixer”, 7pm onwards at the Aloft.
- Friday 2nd June 2017 – Choral Concert in Brussels (& Saturday 3rd June in Ghent.)
- 31st May 2017 The Pub Quiz at The James Joyce in Brussels
LENT TERM 2017
- 2nd May the Oxford and Cambridge Admissions Conference for new students was held at Linklaters LLP, Brussels. A few of the Camsoc Committee members attended to share their experiences. Next year we will try to make this event more open to the general membership, especially to recent students who can give the most recent experience. The turnout was excellent with around 50 people.
- 27th April the Wiener-Anspach Foundation officially launched their Alumni Network. The Foundation provides scholarships to students of ULB to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. We know several of the Cambridge Alumni had the benefit of these scholarships. If you wish to know more about this new alumni network please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Foundation directly.
- 9th February 2017 Annual Dinner, Brussels;
- 30th January 2017 Science Po’ Mixer, Brussels;
- 25th January 2017 General Meeting of the Cambridge Society of Belgium
EASTER TERM 2016
- 18th April 2016 Oxford and Cambridge Lunch: “Becoming a JPD is not rocket science”, Brussels;
- 18th May 2016 Talk “Intelligence and security in Belgium: a historical perspective”, Brussels;
- 30th May 2016 Oxbridge Mixer with NYU (Drinks), Brussels;
- 7th June 2016 Informal Drinks and Career Development Advice, Brussels;
- 23rd June 2016 Brexit Referendum Drinks with Oxford & LSE, Brussels;
- 26th June 2016 Oxford vs. Cambridge Croquet, Genval;
- 27th June 2016 Oxford / Cambridge / John Hopkins MIXER, Brussels;
- 3rd July 2016 Garden Visit, Botanic Gardens, Meise;
MICHAELMAS TERM 2016
- 12th September 2016 First Monday Drinks, Brussels;
- 25th October 2016 OxSoc Speaker Event, Brussels;
- 7th December 2016 OxSoc Speaker Event, Brussels;
- 12th December 2016 First Monday Drinks, Brussels;
- 19th December 2016 Christmas Market Drinks, Brussels;