The Oxford and Cambridge Society, Singapore, is excited to announce that the Oxford and Cambridge Society, HK has extended its invitations to Singapore Society members.

Please see attached the 2015.04.25 boat race dinner form.

Saturday, 25th April 2015, 6:30pm for 8:00pm Dinner

The Hong Kong Club
1 Jackson Road, Central

Members and their guests are cordially invited to our annual Boat Race Dinner on Saturday, 25th April at the Hong Kong Club. Cocktails will be served from 6:30pm and there will be an opportunity for all guests to watch the 2015 University Boat Race. Please come early to enjoy the fun!

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place at 6:30pm, just before dinner at 8:00pm.

The cost of the Boat Race Dinner is HK$780 per person for members and HK$900 for guests to include cocktails and a sumptuous four course dinner with wines.

Dress code: black tie

Enquiries: Felix Lai (felix.lai@cantab.net;tel.: 9326 3936), or

Irene Lee (society@oxbridge.org.hk)

BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race

Date:  11 April 2015 (Saturday)

Support your alumni who are planning to crush their way to victory in Singapore’s very own version in honour of this annual tradition and SG50!

Come cycle along the river, or enjoy the carnival from under Sheares Bridge.

Timeline of Events:

1500 – Oxford v Cambridge (mixed crews)

1600 – Oxbridge v EASTer Rowing Club

1700 – Oxford v Cambridge (Women)

1800 – Oxford v Cambridge (Men)

1830 – Awards Ceremony & Winning Time Prizes

Further Entertainment:

There will be finger food, ice-cream, candy floss & cold drinks.  For the adventurous, a bouncy castle will be available!

Guess the winning times – win bottles of Bollinger!

Relax in our Air-con Lounge and Coffee Corner, and to live bands.


LOCATION:  11 Rhu Cross, 437440

For a map and printable timeline of events, please click here:  Boat Race flyer

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St John’s College Choir performs at the Lying in State of Mr Lee Kuan Yew (25 March 2015)

The Society’s Vice President (Cambridge) Dato’ Paul Supramaniam organised for the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, to perform at the Parliament House on 25 March 2015 as a tribute to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The choir sang a beautiful rendition of “Home”.

Fireside Chat with Mr Patrick Daniel, then-Editor-in-Chief, English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings (13 March 2015)

Members had a candid discussion under the Chatham House rules on the challenges faced by the Singapore mainstream media, including the need to enlarge the political space for print journalists, and the business model requiring premium-priced advertising space even for personal columns, making it difficult, for instance, for readers to insert death notices for family members. It was also noted (with some regrets) that there was insufficient investigative journalism in Singapore.

However, it was commented that it is refreshing that a crop of younger, more hard-hitting journalists was coming through the system which would allow the media to improve itself and evolve with the times. As such, even if the Singapore mainstream media hasn’t always had an easy time, it has largely held its own in a rapidly changing media landscape.

About the speaker:
Mr Daniel was appointed deputy chief executive officer of Singapore Press Holdings in July 2016. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the English and Malay Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings in January 2007. The division was renamed English/Malay/Tamil Media Group in January 2015, incorporating the print and digital operations, as well as business adjacencies.

Prior to being Editor-in-Chief, he was Managing Editor of the division from September 2002, and Editor of The Business Times from May 1992. He joined The Straits Times as a senior leader/feature writer in October 1986 from the Singapore Government’s Administrative Service where his last position was director in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Mr Daniel graduated from University College, Oxford in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Engineering Sciences and Economics. He also has a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.