June Fireside Chat with Professor Bertil Andersson: The Nobel Prize and its Inner Workings – How, Why and to Whom?

Dear Members and Friends,

Following from our successful BNY-Mellon Boat Race (Singapore) 2015, we return to our regularly-scheduled programming – the Fireside Chat. Details for our next chat are as follows.

Date: 23 June 2015, Tuesday
Time: 7 pm for dinner; chat at 8 pm.
Venue: The Pyramid Club, 2 Goodwood Hill, Singapore 258897
Cost: $20 for Members; $40 for Guests.

Notes: Chatham House Rules will (as usual) apply.

Ordinary Members whose membership has lapsed may sign up at the door for a fee of $60 for Ordinary Membership, or $300 for Life Membership. Oxbridge Friends and Alumni who are eligible for Membership may also sign up at the door.

About Our Speaker

Professor Bertil Andersson is a plant biochemist of international reputation and is the author of over 300 papers in photosynthesis research, biological membranes, protein and membrane purification and light stress in plants.

From 1989 to 1997, he was member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (Chair 1997), later becoming a member of the Nobel Foundation (2000-2006) and he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nobel Foundation.

He was educated at Umeå and Lund Universities in Sweden. After a distinguished research career spanning Umeå (Professor of Biochemistry), University of Stockholm (Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences) and Linköping University, Sweden (President), he joined the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg as its Chief Executive.  Prof Andersson was appointed NTU’s first Provost in April 2007 and was installed as NTU’s third President on 1 July 2011.


As part of an initiative to enable members of Oxbridge Societies internationally, we have been kindly invited to the inaugural Oxford and Cambridge Society, UAE May Ball!  Please see below for details.

DATE:  1st May 2015

TIME:  8.00pm – 1.00am

VENUE:  British Embassy Dubai

Tickets:  500 AED per person

Printable details available here.


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