Oxford Alumni Weekend Asia, 24-26 March 2017


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Oxford University’s Alumni Weekend in Asia will take place in Singapore 24-26 March 2017. Alumni and their guests are warmly invited to a range of social and academic events, including talks highlighting Oxford’s latest research, a black tie gala dinner and brunch at the British High Commissioner’s residence.

Below is an overview of the activities that will take place over the weekend. Click on the right hand banner to view each of the events.


Alumni Dinners
Evening activities in locations around Singapore

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Academic Programme
8.30am-5pm, Marina Bay Sands, Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
A full day of academic sessions and lunch, starting with an optional continental breakfast.

University Gala Reception and Dinner
7.30-11pm, Flower Field Hall, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Black tie dinner in the Flower Field Hall overlooking the Marina Bay skyline and the colourful displays of one of the largest glass greenhouses in the world. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Flower Dome before the start of the reception from 6.45pm.



Brunch at the British High Commissioner’s Residence
11am-1pm, Eden Hall, 28 Nassim Road Singapore 258403
Set in tropical gardens, Eden Hall was built in 1904 in the late Edwardian-classical Revival style and has been the Residence of the British High Commissioner since Singapore’s Independence in 1965.

Comedies, Histories and Tragedies: An Exhibition of the First Folio
1-5pm, National Library of Singapore, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064
This is an opportunity to view first hand one of the Bodleian’s two copies of William Shakespeare’s First Folio. Admission is free.

The Row for Hope Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Boat Race
2.30-6pm, Passion Wave @ Marina Bay (Marina Barrage Channel)
The annual boat race in Singapore between Oxford and Cambridge alumni, organised in partnership with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS).

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Row for Hope 2017

Sunday, 26 March 2017
2.30pm-6pm, Passion Wave @ Marina Bay (Marina Barrage Channel)

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The annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Singapore will take place during the Oxford Alumni Weekend Asia (24-26 March 2017) this year. The event is organised by The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore in partnership with National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) as a charity fund-raising event with the objective to raise awareness and funds to benefit cancer care and survivorship of those affected by cancer.

Oxford University’s Chancellor Lord Chris Patten and Vice Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson will be special guests at the Boat Race, which will feature an array of refreshments along with live music and an awards ceremony.

Cancer is still the No. 1 killer in Singapore, accounting for 30% of all deaths in 2014. This is 5 times more than deaths caused by accidents, violence and poisoning put together. Last year, NCCS attended to more than 145,000 patient-visits and treated close to 70% of cancer cases in the public sector. The cost of cancer treatment has also increased significantly.

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore is partnering NCCS to raise funds through this event in aid of patient care programmes to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in the hope that less will suffer from this terrible disease. From this event, we hope to raise $100,000.

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There is no need to book to attend this event, which is open to the general public.

Call for rowers : those who are keen to participate in the Boat Race may contact the Society’s Boat Club Captain Ng Yeau Chong (+65 9188 8817 or Vice-Captain Mark Nelligan (+65 9633 1353


Check out the highlights from last year’s race!


Oxbridge Rowers at the NCC Gala Dinner, 12 November 2016


NCCS ‘Row for Hope’ & The Oxford and Cambridge Singapore Boat Races, 27 August 2016

The inaugural National Cancer Centre Singapore’s (NCCS) Row for Hope Boat Race 2016, supported by the Oxford and Cambridge Society was a fun-filled success – and all for a good cause –we surpassed our target of $70,000!

The haze dissipated and the dark and light blues came together on a glorious Saturday afternoon at Gardens by the Bay East to compete in good spirit in the mixed, women’s and men’s races, as well as a joint effort against the ASBO team ( any school but Oxbridge) team. Cambridge emerged victorious in every race, and ASBO narrowly beat our Oxbridge team.

The Pink Spartans cancer survivors showed us their mettle with a magnificant dragon boat demonstration while medical students from NUS and Duke-NUS entertained the crowd.

International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang graced the occasion and handed out his first medals since Joseph Schooling’s Olympic Gold medal. Winners and runners-up alike celebrated with sprays of champagne and revelry on stage, concluding a day of hard work, fun, healthy competition and giving back to the community– and starting a wonderful precedent for a new tradition .

Thank you everyone for your hard work behind the scenes and for the immense support !