Reception for Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University

What: Cocktail Reception - Cambridge Vice Chancellor
When: 17 September 2015, 7pm - 9.30pm
Where: Blue Room, Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi

The Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz and his team were visiting India in September 2015. OCSI organised a contributory cocktails reception (drinks and snacks), which was also combined with the monthly Third Thursday Drinks party of OCSI.

The reception for the Vice Chancellor was open to members from Cambridge (of course) and also to those from Oxford. Over 75 members from both universities attended.

Unfortunately the Vice Chancellor had to leave for UK earlier in the day for an urgent meeting with the Lord Chancellor of the Exchequer, so the Cambridge team was led by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Jennifer Barnes. Alison Traub, the Director of Development, and the international team and Helen Pennant, Director of the Cambridge Trust, were also present.

The event flow for the evening was:
7.00 pm: Arrival of the Cambridge team
7.10 pm: Welcome by Shashank Vira, President of OCSI
7.20 pm: Pro Vice Chancellor’s address, Q&A
9.30 pm: End of Reception

Instead of the regular pay-as-you-go format that we normally adopt for the Third Thursday Drinks, the charges were on a flat rate per head. The event was subsidised by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India.

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