Oxbridge & Ivy League Young Alumni Drinks, Friday 24 August

The Harvard Club of Australia invited Cambridge Society of NSW members and their guests to drinks for young alumni, hosted by Harvard Club of Australia members Sean Li & Charles Walker.

Annual Winter Feast, Wednesday 22 August 2018

Over 70 members and guests gathered to enjoy the Winter Feast and hear guest speaker fellow alumnus Michael Pembroke (Wolfson College) speaking on ‘Korea - How has this happened?’

Michael Pembroke is a writer, historian, naturalist and author. His book Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy became a television documentary and was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and runner-up in the National Maritime Museum history award.

The research for Pembroke’s latest book, Korea, has taken him to Moscow, Beijing, Pyongyang, Washington DC, Princeton and Cambridge. In 2016, he travelled through North Korea from the Yalu River to the Demilitarised Zone.

He has been a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2010. Educated at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge (Wolfson 1955), in 2017 he was a Director's Visitor at Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study. His father was an infantry platoon commander who was awarded the Military Cross in Korea.


Oxbridge & Ivy League Networking Drinks - 4 July 2018

Cambridge Society of NSW hosted over 40 Oxbridge and Ivy League alumni and their guests to Drinks & Canapes at the Wolf Wine Bar, 37 Bligh Street, Sydney.

AGM and Thinking at Twilight, Thursday 31 May 2018

The AGM was held then approx 40 members and guests listened to Guest Speaker Chris Golis (past President of the Cambridge Society of NSW), talking on Practical Emotional Intelligence – The Key to Career Success, a most enlightening and entertaining talk.

Oxbridge Croquet Day, Sunday 8 April 2018

Juan Roberson reports: The last gasp of summer gave us a perfect day for croquet. Attendance was the usual mix of old hands and new blood - and both varieties did well….! Thanks to all who joined in to make the day a success; despite an unusually large number who were unable to attend at the last moment we still had around 25 for the day.

And thanks as always to our mentors; this year we had Rob Elliot, Alan Walsh, Neil Hardie and Ian Lucas who gave their time generously to coach the players and to Julian Todd for donating some of his fine wine as prizes.

After a social morning of free play, each of the Blues teams determined thier first pair and second pair on the day with an internal play off. For the LIght Blues Michael Wright / Graham Hall beat Andrew Fulton / Martin Maynard 4-3; for the Dark Blues Robin MIlls / Robert Laurie beat Chris Bertram / David Goodman 4-2.

In the final Blues Match, the Dark Blues prevailed. Last years winners, Robin and Robert beat this years challengers Michael and Graham 4-2. Playing for the minor places, the LIght Blues took third place with Andrew / Martin beating Chris / David 4-2.

The friendly competitive spirit is alive and well with both sides vowing to get in some sly practice between now and next year when the rivalry will, we hope, be played out on the lawns again.

HIstorically I can report that we have now had over 80 different individual participants over the past six years with a good number who have become regular attendees.