Our social calendar offers a range of events and activities to suit the tastes and enjoyment of our diverse membership. Register for events using the booking links below or contact Suzie Ruse.


Financial Membership for 2019

3 Year Membership Now available for 2019-2021

CamSoc NSW 2019 Membership Fee is now due. Membership is only $45 1 year to 31 December 2019 or $135 for 3 years to 31 December 2021. The Membership Fee enables the Society to be professionally and efficiently administered. Members wishing to attend an event need to be a current financial member. Thank you for your support.

Cost: $45pp
Due: Now!
Valid: Until 31 December 2019.

 

 


Casual evening out at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Thursday 16 May 2019

Come & support fellow alum and comedian Alice Fraser! Enjoy a drink with Alice after the show.

CamSoc VIC alum have enjoyed a taste Alice’s stand up at their Boat Race Dinner. Now travelling to Sydney, we are rustling up support for her show “Mythos”.

Date: Thursday 16 May
Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown, Sydney
Cost: approx $25pp - all welcome
Meet Alice after the show: After the show at 8pm join Amrit (CamSoc President) and committee members for a drink & chat with Alice at the Duke of Enmore, 148 Enmore Road just 100m from the Theatre. Email Suzie to let us know you are coming.

Comedian, writer, podcaster and The Bugle (UK) podcast regular Alice is a word geek, polymath and ex-corporate lawyer. That’s quite a lot of stuff right there. Insatiable academic Alice studied law at Sydney University and English Literature (Rhetoric) at Cambridge before working as a lawyer in New York City.  When she found herself spending more time writing jokes than litigation; Alice realised that the funny stuff was far more exciting to her than the legal stuff.

Alice has taken her passion for comedy, writing and performing around the world - with sold-out shows from Edinburgh to London, New York to Cambridge and many places in between. Consistently selling out seasons at comedy festivals across Australia and the Edinburgh Fringe, critical comparisons to Daniel Kitson and her brilliant guest spots on British comedy podcast The Bugle have earned Alice a ferocious cult following.

At the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Alice performed her three previous years’ shows (Savage, The Resistance and Ethos) back-to-back as Trilogy, to a full house and standing ovation at Melbourne Town Hall.  Alice subsequently took the Trilogy to London and the Edinburgh Fringe before the ABC released The Alice Fraser Trilogy in podcast form using binaural sound.

In her new comedic masterpiece Mythos, Alice takes on the stories and lies that we tell ourselves about ourselves. Is beauty truth? Is truth beautiful? What does anything mean any more? Let Alice tell you. Why not. 


AGM & Thinking at Twilight, Thursday 13 June 2019

Enjoy drinks & canapes with fellow alum and hear guest speaker, behavioural economist Professor Michelle Baddeley, author of Copycats & Contrarians


Date: Thursday 13 June
Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm (AGM at 6pm)
Venue: University, Union & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

Dress: jacket and tie for men and equivalent for women

Michelle Baddeley is Director and Research Professor at the Institute for Choice (I4C), University of South Australia and an Honorary Professor, University College London – where she was Professor in the Economics and Finance of the Built Environment 2013-17. She was Director of Studies (Economics) and Fellow at Gonville & Caius College 1995-2013, and a lecturer for the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge UK. She has an MPhil/PhD (Economics) from University of Cambridge.

Michelle will talk about insights from her book, Copycats & Contrarians, a multidisciplinary exploration of our human inclination to herd and why our instinct to copy others can be dangerous in today’s interlinked world.  Rioting teenagers, tumbling stock markets, and the spread of religious terrorism appear to have little in common, but all are driven by the same basic instincts: the tendency to herd, follow, and imitate others. Join us to find out more on 13 June!


King's College Choir in Sydney, 29 July & 3 August 2019

 

Musica Viva have organised the Choir's tour of Australia. Please Click Here for full details. 

 


Oxbridge Fiji Forum 31 August - 5 September 2019 

 

When: 31 August - 5 September 2019
Where: Daku Resort, Savusavu, Fiji
Cost: See below.
Contact: John Rothnie-Jones for more details, jj@dakuresort.com
Serious Mornings – Adventurous Afternoons- Convivial Evenings 
Come and join Oxbridge alumni from all around the world – USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji for our seventh Oxbridge Alumni Forum in Fiji. A rare opportunity to hear people with a lifetime’s experience in their field, it makes for a fascinating and thought-provoking five days.
Price:
Single bure Aus$1300
Couple sharing a bure: Aus$1950
Programme includes:
* 5 nights accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
* Breakfasts, lunches and dinners with wine.
* Excursions as indicated.
* Airport transfers from Savusavu Airport to Daku Resort by road (approx 10 minutes).

Format: 

 

  • mornings: talks and discussions
  • afternoons: free for excursions, diving and snorkeling
  • evenings a good four course dinner with wine

 

Subject: your own choosing (but we encourage people to talk on their own specialist field as this yields the most passion and interest). Speakers in previous years have presented many varied and fascinating subjects: scenario planning in the energy industry, working with youth in crisis, playing a violin in a professional city symphony orchestra, the fate of New Orleans, and nurturing intelligence.