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May 23, 2024

AGM dinner with
Professor Petra Schleiter
Zurich, 18th June 2024, 19:00

To:       Members and Friends of SFOU,

About half of the World’s population, in at least 64 countries and the European Union, will be voting this year in national elections. Our Guest of Honour at our 2024 AGM dinner will be Professor Petra Schleiter, Professor of Comparative Politics, Joint Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, who will speak to us on the topic of “democratic resilience” on the evening of Tuesday, 18th June 2024 in Zurich, starting at 7 pm (drinks) and 7.30 pm (dinner).

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

Looking forward to seeing you at what should be a thought-provoking event.

Howard Rosen, President

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February 9, 2024

SFOU dinner with
Professor Mette Morsing
Geneva, 10th April 2024, 19:00
Zurich, 11th April 2024, 19:00

To:       Members and Friends of SFOU

Professor Mette Morsing, new Director of the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, will be coming to Switzerland in April and has agreed to speak at a dinner for SFOU members and friends on the evening of Wednesday, 10th April 2024, in Geneva and on Thursday, 11th April 2024 in Zurich.

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

Looking forward to seeing you at the dinner.

Howard Rosen. President

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January 11, 2024

SFOU dinner with
Professor Michael Bronstein
Zurich, 30th January 2024, 19:00
Geneva, 31st January 2024, 19:30

To:       Members and Friends of SFOU

Professor Michael Bronstein, DeepMind Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Oxford, will be coming to Switzerland beginning of next year and has agreed to speak at a dinner for SFOU members and friends on the evening of Tuesday, 30th January 2024, at the Baur au Lac Club in Zurich and on Wednesday, 31st January 2024 at the residence of the British Ambassador, His Excellency Simon Manley, in Geneva.

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

Looking forward to seeing you at the dinner.

Howard Rosen. President

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September 28, 2023

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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September 15, 2023

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

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

May 27, 2022

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: https://zurichartweekend.com/ + https://galeriakoganamaro.com/en/

Rescheduled virtual breakfast on 7th November 2021

August 23, 2021

SFOU is organising another virtual breakfast on 7th November 2021, from 9:30 until 10:45 (UK Time). Tom Fletcher CMG, Principal, Hertford College, and former British Ambassador,  will be our host and guest speaker, talking on “The future of education “. The talk will be followed by a general discussion and questions.

The breakfast is open to all SFOU members and partners/guests and Swiss students currently studying in Oxford. To register, please email Bobby Holtzer at info@oxfordfriends.ch and you will be sent joining details in due course.

Of course we should all still be eating breakfast together! And a breakfast is not Swiss without Birchermuesli. So please also e-mail your favourite Birchermuesli recipe to us at info@oxfordfriends.ch and we will upload a selection of the best ones closer to the time.

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