Tenth Annual Golf Match vs Oxford: Monday 5 November 2018

The recent rains combined with the warm weather have given the golf courses of Sydney a much-needed boost.  The fairways and greens at Manly were in excellent condition unlike the bunkers.
Oxford won the 10th anniversary golf match between the Sydney alumni of Oxford and Cambridge 2½ to 1½.  This is the first time Oxford has won the team event.

Chris Golis reversed the result of the last time he played Robert Laurie by winning 4&3 even after baptising six golf balls.

Lynne Presley then equalised the score for Oxford beating Daryl Dixon 5&4 with a combination of great drives, birdies and chip-ins from off the green.

Laurie Scandrett climbed out of his sick bed and managed to halve his match with Peter Abelson.
Thus the final match would decide the winner and Charles Thorburn, even though he conceded 5 strokes to James Balfour played a captain’s knock for the Dark Blues and won 4&3.

The post-match dinner at the Buena Vista with numerous bottles of Tasmanian Pinot Noir was enjoyed by all.

Next year’s match will again be on the first Monday 4 November 2019.


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.