Author Archives: Norman Wright

OLD MEMBERS’ DAY – SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2022

We are pleased to say that Old Members’ Day is back to its usual time in June. This year we will be entirely College based. The Principal will open the day and bring us up to date with College affairs. We will then have two very different presentations.
The first speaker will be Dr Simon Townley. He currently leads a team of researchers working
towards completion of ‘The Victorian County History of Oxfordshire’. There have been several volumes of this meticulously researched work of which Dr Townley has edited six and contributed to eight. He will talk about the origins and the development of the Victorian County
History with particular reference to the Oxfordshire County volumes.
Our second speaker is Professor Paul Riley, the Professorial Fellow in Medicine at Jesus. Many of you may have heard his recent excellent presentation in the Jesus Futures series on ‘The Future of Regenerative Medicine’. His presentation will be around that theme and the genuinely ins-piring work being done.
As always there will be the chance to ask questions of our speakers.
Lunch is an important part of the day when we have a chance to catch up with friends old and new. Drinks will be served before lunch, and we hope both our speakers will be able to join us then and over lunch.
After lunch we will have a guided tour of the splendid new buildings in fourth quad.
The programme for the day, which is open to all old members and their guests, is organised
by the Jesus College Old Members’ Group (XL Network) and is as follows:
     10.15 Arrival and coffee in Ship Street Centre
     10.40 Principal – welcome and update on College matters
     11.00 Dr Simon Townley from the Victorian County History Oxon Trust
     11.50 Professor Paul Riley (Professorial Fellow in Medicine)
     12.35 Pre-lunch drinks
     13.00 Lunch in Hall
     14.30 Tour of the new buildings
The cost is £28.00 per person for the full day including lunch.
To download the Booking form click here
Please book as soon as possible, but by Thursday 9th June at the latest
We look forward to seeing you on 25th June for what we are sure will be a thoroughly
enjoyable day.
P J May (Chair of JOMG) George Reah (Treasurer JOMG)  (email: events@jomg.org)

Jesus Curry Recusants (JCR) – May 2022 Meeting

The JCR 17th May 2022

Spring is in the air – which means that the attention of alumni graduates d’un cer​tain âge turns inevitably towards the prospect of a convivial preprandial glass – or two – of El Vino’s superior plonk, followed by a banquet at the India India restaurant a few yards away based on a main course comprised of a sauce seasoned with spices, and mainly associated with South Asian cuisine,

The date for the next gourmet celebration is Tuesday, May 17th and, as usual, observes the hallowed practice of drinks from 5:30pm at El Vino followed by dinner at 6:30pm at India India.

You are cordially invited to join us for both the drinks and for the meal afterwards. However, it is perfectly fine if you are unable, or do not wish, to be present at one or other of the venues. You are very welcome to join us just for drinks at El Vino, or just for the meal at India India.

It would be very helpful, though, if you could let me know whether you hope to join us for drinks only, or for the meal only – or for both drinks and meal – so that everyone can be accommodated at each venue.

Looking forward to seeing members of the JCR again on the 17th.

Best wishes,

Norman

webmaster@jomg.org

Visit to British Library Exhibition

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens
Wednesday 17 November 2021

The schedule for the day is as follows:
  13.00: An opportunity to meet with fellow old members in The Rocket pub
  14.00 – 14.30: Collect your ticket(s) from Peter May outside the entrance to the Exhibition.
  14.00 onwards: View the exhibition at your own speed.
  15:50: Meet near booking office in the Main Entrance Hall for First Q & A session
  16:50: Meet near booking office in the Main Entrance Hall for Second Q & A session
  18.00: Meal at Carluccio’s restaurant

The exhibition entry ticket costs £8.00 if you are over 60 years of age; or £16.00 if you are younger.

Downloads:
Elizabeth and Mary Flyer
British Library Visitor C-19 Welcome Information
Elizabeth and Mary booking form
British Library Visitor C-19 Self-Declaration

PS. The British Library is now located at 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB.

Old Members’ Day – Now 4 Sept 2021

As a result of the Pandemic restrictions, it has been necessary to put back the date of this year’s Old Members’ Day until Saturday, September 4th, 2021.

To download an updated version of the details for this year’s Old Members’ Day click HERE

To download an updated version of the Booking form click HERE

Old Members Day – Postponed until 4th September 2021


Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ

Old Members’ Day has been postponed from 26 June due to continuing requirement for social distancing after 21 June.
Information on the postponement has been sent to everyone who had booked.
New date, with same programme, is 4 September 2021.
Booking temporarily closed to enable those who booked for 26 June to have the opportunity to transfer.

New bookings for the new date expected to open 2 July 2021 and close not later than 15 August.

The programme for the day, which is open to all old members and their guests and is organised by the Jesus College Old Members’ Group (XL Network)

Revised schedule and booking details to follow:

 

Jesus Curry Recusants (JCR) – January 2020 Meeting

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 is the official date of the next gathering of the JCR, to which College Alumni are cordially invited. Those familiar with the JCR Ritual will not need reminding that the event will comence with libations at El Vino from 5:30pm onwards followed, after a very short perambulation at around 6:30pm -6:45pm, by a feast of authentic indian cuisine at the nearby India India Restaurant.

Please note: While formal booking is not necessary, places at both venues are limited so if you are wishing to attend on January 28th it is politely requested that you click HERE to let Norman Wright know that you are hoping to be present on the 12th. Thanks.

Jesus Curry Recusants (JCR) – November 2019 Meeting

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 is the official date of the next gathering of the JCR, to which College Alumni are cordially invited. Those familiar with the JCR Ritual will not need reminding that the event will comence with libations at El Vino from 5:30pm onwards followed, after a very short perambulation at around 6:30pm -6:45pm, by a feast of authentic indian cuisine at the nearby India India Restaurant.

Please note: While formal booking is not necessary, places at both venues are limited so if you are wishing to attend on November 12th it is politely requested that you click HERE to let Norman Wright know that you are hoping to be present on the 12th. Thanks.

Foundling Hospital – 13th November 2019

Foundling Hospital, Brunswick Sq. 2.30pm on Wednesday 13 November.

We have arranged a double headed visit to the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, five minutes walk from Russell Sq. underground. The Museum derives from the Foundling Hospital, founded in 1739, which cared for babies at risk of abandonment.

Foundling Hospital Court Room interior

The Museum founded by Thomas Coram has a great history and a most interesting collection  including paintings by its early supporters including Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds. We  shall learn about the development of social attitudes to women since its founding. Alongside  this, we shall see the special music exhibition based on Handel’s legacy to the Museum includ-ing the original of The Messiah. 

The plan is to be in two groups with the Museum’s head guide for the art and artefacts while  others start with the music exhibition. With luck we shall gain an insight into both historic and  current links to our College.

The Museum closes at 5.00pm so that we can move to The Lamb in Lamb’s Conduit St. and then on to dinner at CiaoBella a couple of doors away at 6.15pm.

Sunday at the Foundling Hospital (c1872)

The cost for the Museum is £25 per person, ( or £15 for Art Fund members). 

The Museum has a Coram Cafe next door for those wishing to eat beforehand.  

For further details, and to book places, you can download the Booking Form by clicking here

Jesus Curry Recusants (JCR) – September 2019 Meeting

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 is the official date of the next gathering of the JCR, to which College Alumni are cordially invited. Those familiar with the JCR Ritual will not need reminding that the event will comence with libations at El Vino from 5:30pm onwards followed after a very short perambulation, at around 6:30pm, by a feast of authentic indian cuisine at the nearby India India Restaurant.

Please note: Places at both venues are limited so if you are wishing to attend on September 17th it is requested that you click HERE to email Norman Wright that you will be attending on the 17th

Old Members’ Day – 29th June, 2019

How things change, or do they? Find out during this year’s visit to the new Mathematical Institute in Oxford. No Maths skills needed!

The programme for the day, which is open to all old members and to their guests, is organized by the Jesus Old Members’ Group (XL Network).

The timetable is:
10.30 Coffee and Tea in the Harold Wilson Room (The JCR to many of us!)
10.50 Walk to the Mathematics Institute
11.00 Presentations by Dyrol Lumbard and Dr David Acheson
12.45 Drinks before lunch in Hall
14.00 Coffee in the Harold Wilson Room
The cost is £25.00 per person for coffees, pre-lunch drink and lunch.
Booking is now closed for this event