1. 4th Week Events
Thursday – Steak Night
There are a handful of spaces remaining for Steak Night this Thursday. Members plus a maximum of 3 guests are welcome. Please sign up by the end of tomorrow using the link below:
Friday – T20 Cricket Varsity
This is the first match in the Cricket Varsity series (and arguably the most exciting)
Women’s 12pm, Men’s 3.30pm
There will be a catching competition for spectators in the interval, along with beer and food vans at the ground.
All are welcome join the cricket club for drinks in the clubhouse in the evening following the matches.
Saturday – Athletics Varsity
At 12.00 there will be a memorial mile, open to all Oxbridge Athletes, to mark the recent passing of Sir Roger Bannister- a true legend of Oxford sport and a lifelong supporter of Vincent’s Club.
The athletes will be coming up the clubhouse following the match so please join them for a celebratory/ commiseratory beer in the evening.
2. Speaker’s Dinner – Clever Magic from an Oxford Magician
On Thursday of 5th Week (24th May), we will be entertained over dinner by Johnny Oxford (John Hayns). Johnny graduated from St John’s College, Oxford and is now an associate of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star, and a Member of the Council of The Magic Circle. Drinks from 6.30, supper at 7.30, performance and Q&A from 8.30, finish by 10pm. £25 for residents, to include some wine with the meal. Please book directly with Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. Inaugural Vincent’s Tennis Tournament
Rosie has kindly volunteered to coordinate the inaugural Vincent’s mixed doubles tennis knockout tournament. This will take place over the course of the next 4 weeks, culminating in a final on Saturday of 7th Week. Each team must consist of at least one Vincent’s member.
4. Lord’s Varsity Cricket Match Hospitality – Friday 22nd June 2018
Vincent’s has booked and paid for a hospitality box for this year’s Varsity match at Lord’s. We are inviting Club members and their guests to join us. Ground admission is free for MCC members, and £13 otherwise. The minimum catering spend this year in £70 + VAT pp and thus we are asking members to pay £85 for the day. Please however note that if you are feeling particularly thirsty you may also be asked to contribute a little more to the cost of your drinks on the day!
Please contact the administrator V150adin@vincents.org for any further information. The necessary tickets and final information will be sent out a week before the match so please ensure you give an address to which the tickets can be sent.
5. Outreach Camp
You will all have seen Zoe’s email concerning the outreach camp in 9th Week. This is a fantastic week and from previous experience is absolutely worthwhile getting involved with! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out over the course of the week. Every helper will receive a free t-shirt, lunch every day and some beers in Vincent’s on the Friday evening. Please sign up using the spreadsheet below:
6. Ian Williams Memorial Match
To celebrate and commemorate the life of one of our most loved members and fallen Blue, and to launch the Ian Williams (BGI) Foundation, OURFC will be hosting the inaugural Ian ‘BGI’ Williams memorial match on Saturday 16th June. His former Swansea teammates will step up against his former Oxford teammates in a match full of pride, passion, and of course, plenty of Anglo-Welsh rivalry. The bar in the pavilion will be open as will the student-budget friendly pitchside bar, and a fully stocked BBQ (including veggie options) will be fired up all afternoon.
Players and supporters are invited to Vincent’s following the event. Ian’s friends and family would like to extend a welcome to the day for all, regardless of whether you knew Ian.
7. Oriental Club membership
The Oriental Club, Marylebone, would like to remind members of Vincent’s between the ages of 18 and 25 that the opportunity to join for a one-off payment of £350 remains. They would be delighted to welcome more Vincent’s members and so please contact me if you wish to pursue this fantastic opportunity.