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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

Jesus Old Members’ Group XL Network AGM 2020

This year’s Jesus Old Members’ Group XL Network AGM, like last year’s, will be a digital/virtual affair, though there will be the opportunity for everyone to ask questions and suggest ideas via the Secretary, prior to the AGM, and there will also be the opportunity to meet the Committee and other members face-to-face on the morning of Saturday, March 28th following the All Alumni Dinner on the previous evening.

You can download a pdf file containing the following documents for the E-AGM by clicking here.

  • AGM Notice
  • AGM Agenda
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report

We look forward to seeing many of you again at the E-AGM, as well as at the All Alumni Dinner

 

 

 

 

Jesus Old Members’ Group XL Network E-AGM 2019

This year’s Jesus Old Members’ Group XL Network AGM, like last year’s, will be a digital/virtual affair, though there will be the opportunity for everyone to ask questions and suggest ideas via the Secretary, prior to the AGM, and there will also be the opportunity to meet the Committee and other members face-to-face on the morning of Saturday, April 6th following the All Alumni Dinner on the previous evening.

You can download a pdf file containing the following documents for the E-AGM by clicking here.

  • AGM Notice
  • AGM Agenda
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report

We look forward to seeing many of you again at the E-AGM, as well as at the All Alumni Dinner




JCR Christmas Greetings

Wishing evryone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

PS The planned date of the next JCR has had to be rescheduled, and is currently awaiting confirmation, but sometime in March 2019 is on the cards.

Kew Gardens Visit 6th September 2018


The Temperate House at Kew Gardens has recently reopened after a long period of reno-vation, and it was felt that now was an opportune moment for a visit by the group. There will be a guided tour of the Temperate House, followed by lunch at the Ma Cuisine bistro (next to Kew Gardens Station).

The programme is as follows:-
10.50am – Congregate at the Victoria Gate Information Desk for the guided tour.
11.00am – Guided tour leaves Victoria Gate for the Temperate House.
12.50pm – Meet at the Victoria Gate for 10 minute walk to Ma Cuisine bistro.
1.00pm – Lunch at Ma Cuisine (50m from Kew Gardens tube station).
(NB Tickets should be retained if you want to return to the gardens after lunch.)

The full cost for entry to Kew Gardens, guided tour and lunch with a glass of wine is £50. Members who are Friends of Kew or can gain free entry by other means (but not by climbing over the wall!) may pay a reduced amount of £37.

You can download a copy of the flyer in pdf format, which gives full details and an itinerary for this event, by clicking here, while to request a Booking Form please send an email to:- events@jomg.org.

Jesus College Old Members Day – 23rd June 2018 Update

Exciting, changing, interesting… Make your own choice but all these words are applicable to this year’s Old Members’ Day. The programme is split in two: presentations in the morning and a river trip in the afternoon with lunch in Hall to put a splendid sandwich together.

Following an initiative from the Development Office, Dr Mark Williams (current University lecturer in Celtic Studies) will give a talk on the First Chair of Celtic at Jesus, the history of the Chair at Oxford and introduce his own research. It will combine the historical narrative of the subject at Jesus with the world-class new research taking place in Celtic Studies at the College today. As you know, the Celtic Chair is close to being re-established.

To follow there will be a short presentation from MICA architects (the firm responsible for the stunning refurbishment of the Ashmolean) on the redevelopment of Jesus College’s Northgate House, the new fourth quad. There will be an audience Q&A session – the architects have been warned!. This development is a wonderful opportunity for the College to meet the ongoing challenges facing the College and University.

After a prompt lunch in Hall, we take a river boat on the Isis leaving from Folly Bridge at 2.30pm. It goes to Abingdon past Iffley, Sandford and the Abingdon locks. The river is always interesting along with its bird life.

For weather worriers, there is an enclosed lower deck with tea and coffee – but no food. The boat returns to Folly Bridge at 6.30pm.

The timetable is:
1) 10.30am Coffee and Tea in the Ship Street Centre
2) 11.00am Presentations introduced by the Principal:
– The Celtic Chair – Dr Mark Williams
– Northgate House – the architects
3) 12.45pm Lunch in Hall
4) 14.30pm River trip from Folly Bridge

 

Malcolm McIvor
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