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Jesus Curry Recusants (JCR)

In the late Summer of 2016 a small number of Alumni – prompted mainly by Steve Walker and mostly from around the years 1968 and 1969 – decided that an occasional get-together at a restaurant somewhere in London would be both a pleasant and administratively straightforward way of keeping in touch with each other, as well as providing the opportunity to enjoy the cuisine of the sub-continent.

The inaugural gathering duly took place at the Temple Bar restaurant just off of Fleet Street, and was preceded by drinks in the conveniently adjacent El Vino wine bar. The general feeling of those present was that the quality of both the company and of the cusine fully justified repeating the experience, and a second gathering was duly organised – with a similar positive outcome.

Meanwhile, the number of Alumni showing an interest in attending future events had grown significantly, and the email distribution list now contains over 40 members, covering a wide range of Matriculation years – though there is still plenty of room for any former students wishing to add their names to the list. Should you wish to be informed of future meet-ups then just add your name, email address, subect and year of matriculation to the form below and you will receive a regular Newsletter containing details of the next event. You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time.

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The current plan is now to meet every two or three months in order to enjoy a drink and a curry – not to mention scintilating conversation – though there is no presumption that this will always be at El Vino and the Temple Bar. Suggestions are always welcome as to the possibility of eating and drinking at other venues – provided, of course, that Peter May and Norman Wright remain within easy staggering distance of a railway station with connections to the south coast!

We hope that you will join us at the next event and look forward to seeing you then. Full details in the Newsletter!

Old Members Day 24th June 2017

Programme for Saturday 24 June 2017

10.30am Coffee at the Ashmolean

11.00am  An insider’s tour of the Museum with Dr Paul Collins

12.30pm Conclude tour and walk back to College

13.00  2 course lunch in Hall

Old Members Day this year will be back in Oxford with an insider’s guide to the Ashmolean Museum. This has been made possible through Dr Paul Collins, who is the Jaleh Hearn Curator for the Ancient Near-East at the Ashmolean. He is also a Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus and a Fellow at Wolfson.

The Ashmolean has had a series of terrific exhibitions recently and we are very fortunate to have this opportunity to learn more from Dr. Collins. This visit follows a tour some ten years ago which was a great success. Family and friends are warmly invited.


Malcolm McIvor

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