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SFOU dinner with Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Saïd Business School Zurich, 29th November 2023

To:       Members and Friends of SFOU

Professor Soumitra Dutta, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Management at the Saïd Business School and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, will be coming to Zurich later this year and has agreed to speak at a dinner for SFOU members and friends on the evening of Thursday, 29th November 2023 at 19:00. The event will take place at the Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten in Zurich.

Please note the date in your diary and hopefully you can join us. An official invitation will follow.

Looking forward to seeing you at the dinner.

Howard Rosen, President

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SFOU dinner with John Bowers KC
Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford
Zurich, 12th September 2023

To:       Members and Friends of SFOU,

John Bowers KC, distinguished jurist and principal of Brasenose College, Oxford, will be coming to Switzerland at the end of the summer and he has agreed to speak at a private dinner for SFOU members in Zurich, on the evening of Tuesday, 12th September 2023 at 19:00, at the Baur au Lac Club and will talk on the subject of “Free Speech on Campus”.

Please note the date in your diary and hopefully you can join us. An official invitation will follow.

In the meantime, I wish you a wonderful summer season.

Howard Rosen, President

Meeting Minds Oxford

The Meeting Minds weekend 22-24 September in Oxford is coming closer. A good opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni. There’s still time to book. Find out more about the event plus discover new alumni offers, news from Oxford and some inspiring alumni stories.

Reading with Prof Henrike Laehnemann

Reading from the book “Unerhörte Frauen” at the Jesuitenbibliothek in Zurich
Zurich, 22nd August 2023, 19:00

About the event:

About Henrike Lähnemann:
http://Henrike Lähnemann | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages (

About the ranking of the book:

Dinner with Professor Dr Ian Shipsey in Zurich and Geneva

In March 2023 we had two very interesting dinner events with our remarkable guest of honour Professor Dr Ian Shipsey, who gave a talk on “From Quarks to the Cosmos”. He gave us the opportunity to listen to one of the world’s leading experts explain the progress being made in understanding the nature of matter, energy, space and time and the universe as a whole.

on 14th March 2023 in Zurich

Congratulations to Dame Louise

We  were delighted to learn that Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, has been recognized by HM The Queen in her Birthday Honours today. Dame Louise, as she has now become, has been a much-appreciated longstanding supporter of SFOU and she will be greatly missed when she steps back from her position at the end of the year.


Young SFOU kindly invites you to the Zurich Art Weekend (ZAW) on Friday, 10th June!

We will be visiting some of the dozens of events the city will be hosting, while talking about what SFOU has in store for the coming year. Our evening begins at 5pm at Bellevue tram stop. We will then proceed to Galeria Kogan Amaro (GKA) to see an exhibit by Brazilian artist Mundano.

Young SFOU has a distinct focus on more recent graduates, but all members are welcome and encouraged to attend our events.

Feel free to contact Elias Cristante at +41 787257819 or Maria Mavridoglou at +41 79 172 44 17.

More information about ZAW and GKA is available here: +

Join us for an Alumni Reunion in Villars, Switzerland


Join your fellow alumni for two lectures focusing on accelerating the transition to a net zero economy, followed by a drinks reception on the Villars Palace Hotel terrace overlooking stunning mountain views. 

The reunion will take place as part of the inaugural Villars Symposium, from the Villars Institute, which was established in 2022 as a non-profit foundation to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy and to restore the health of the planet for all its inhabitants. Find out more about the wider symposium here


  • Time TBC: A review of the key climate change takeaways from World Economic Forum
  • 4.45-5.45pm: Climate change panel with Oxford’s Smith School
  • 6-7.30pm: Drinks reception and canapés

Full details of the speakers and lecture topics will follow soon.