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29 April 2014: Special offer from Asia Society for a talk by Cambridge Alumnus DAVID PILLING

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Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

Luncheon Presentation by DAVID PILLING, Asia Editor, Financial

Times & Author

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Registration 12:15, Luncheon 12:30, Close 14:00

$470 Asia Society members/FT subscribers; $570 Non-members

Members of the Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong can get the members' rate.
For details please download the RSVP form here

Breakfast with Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, April 10, 2014, 8am

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April 10, 2014 | 8.00 a.m. | Linklaters

The Women’s Foundation and Oxbridge Women’s Network are delighted to invite you to Breakfast with Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge. Dame Black will discuss:

•her experience of leading a Cambridge college
•whether an Oxbridge education is relevant in the 21st century
•the benefits of a single-sex learning environment for girls.
•how Newnham inspires women to occupy positions of leadership

Please find the event details below
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 8.00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Venue: Linklaters, 10/F, Alexandra House, Chater Road, Central
Price: HK$200 per ticket
Ticket sales: Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. To register, please visit

All proceeds from the Breakfast with Dame Carol Black will go towards TWF’s Cambridge Scholarship Scheme.

For enquiries, please contact Amy Russell:

Event photos: 20140319 Formal Hall at Agnes b

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Photo album click here.

Thu 10 Apr 2014: Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, Heads of House reception

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Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University and Heads of House Reception
Dr. the Honourable Sir David K.P. Li
Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong requests the pleasure of your company at a Cambridge alumni reception in honour of

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

Together with Heads of House

Thursday 10th April, 2014 at 5.30 p.m.
Dragon Rooms, The Hong Kong Bankers Club
43/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

R.S.V.P. Email:
on or before 4th April, 2014

6th April 2014: Dinner with Girton Mistress, Prof Susan Smith and Development Director Ms Elizabeth Wade

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Girtonians are warmly invited to join the Mistress, Professor Susan J. Smith and the Development Director, Elizabeth Wade (1976) at an alumni dinner kindly hosted by alumnus Mr Kevin Chan (1986) on Sunday, April 6th at 7.30pm. The dinner will be held at the award winning The Chairman Restaurant, No 18 Kau U Fong in Central, Hong Kong.

These events are a great chance to connect with other Girtonians in your area and to hear an update on the College’s news and plans. It has been an exciting couple of years for Girton with over ?6 million of funds raised for ‘A Great Campaign’, the opening of the John Marks Sports Pavilion and the completion of our new sustainably designed, residential wing at Ash Court.

We would be grateful for a contribution of at least $800 (HKD) per person towards the cost of the dinner. Cheques made payable to ‘The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong’ will be accepted on the night.

The Mistress would be delighted if you could join her for what promises to be a wonderful evening in the company of great friends.

RSVP: If you would like to come please contact by Friday, March 28th as space is limited. Guests are of course welcome.

Formal Hall on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Dear Friends,

Hope you are having a great start to the Year of the Horse!

We are organising the first formal hall for this new year and please do join us welcoming a year packed with lots of joy and laughter and many happy returns.

Details of the event:
Date: 19 March 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 19:30 Drinks Reception followed by Dinner at 20:15
Venue: Agnes b Cubus le pain grille (
Address: 15/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Members: Drinks only (Free-flow) - HKD 230; Drinks and Dinner - HKD 450
Non-Members: Drinks only (Free-flow) - HKD 280; Drinks and Dinner - HKD 550

1) Please let us know if you have any dietary requirement and we will try to make arrangements accordingly; and
2) We hope that you can bring along your gowns, but high-quality mock-up gowns would be provided at the party.

For registration, please email Edward Ma ( with your Name, Year of Matriculation, College and Subject and a deposit slip to his bank (HSBC: 809-029341-833).

See you soon!

Warmest Regards,

Agnes b party menu

Garlic Grilled Prawns with mango and mesclun green salad
Classic French Fish Bisque with Cognac and cream
Grilled Prime Rib Eye Steak with saut?ed potato, summer vegetable
and wild mushroom sauce
Grilled Sea bass and Scallop with basil oil, courgette and green salad
French crepe with mix berry and vanilla ice-cream
Coffee or tea

PGDE Cambridge Open Day: Transforming you and your enterprise Tuesday 4 Mar, 11-14:00 (GMT)

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Date: Tuesday 4 Mar, 11-14:00 (GMT)
Location: Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK
Not able to make it to Cambridge or the UK? The event will be live streamed by video via the internet from 11:00 to 13:00 (GMT) making it accessible wherever you are in the world! Just complete the online registration form for the Virtual Open Day and we’ll send you joining instructions. Please sign up soon so we can ensure you get the right information in time.
Register at

Are you an entrepreneurial graduate looking to start up a new venture? Are you a corporate intrapreneur aiming to innovate within your company? Do you have a family business you would like to develop? Or are you a CEO looking for a low cost way of boosting the creativity and innovation of executives?

Get support and skills whether you are pursuing a social, technology, not-for-profit, or creative enterprise via the Cambridge Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE). The PGDE is a unique qualification awarded by the University of Cambridge that transforms the entrepreneurial aspirations of entrepreneurial individuals into real action and new enterprises. It is a 12 month, part-time course offered by Cambridge Judge Business School which enables participants to benefit from world-renowned teaching and research while being actively supported in the pursuit of a business venture.

The Oxbridge Queen’s Birthday Forum in Fiji: 6 -11 June 2014

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Come and join Oxbridge alumni from all around the Pacific – Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu and Fiji for our second long weekend Fiji forum. It’s a hugely enjoyable and wildly stimulating long weekend of talks, discussion – and lots of Fijian food, kava and kayaking, diving and dancing. The weekend is being hosted by Oxbridge alumni John and Delia Rothnie-Jones who
own Daku Resort, along with Deven Sharma who runs the Fiji Oxbridge group.

For details: Click here.

Executive MBA 2013 Class Gala Reception Saturday, 29th March, 2014

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Dr Simon Learmount, Director, Executive MBA Programme
cordially invites you to the Executive MBA 2013 Class
Gala Reception
Saturday, 29th March, 2014 7pm – 9pm.
Isobar, IFC Mall, Shop 3071 – 3075 & 4011, Level 3 & 4, Central, Hong Kong
Dress code: Cocktail attire
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by registering here:

For detail: Click here

20th February 2014 St Catharine’s in Hong Kong

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Open to all Cambridge alumni

Thursday 20th February 2014 St Catharine’s in Hong Kong
We are delighted to invite you to the next St Catharine’s visit to the Far East. Dr Paul Hartle (1971), Fellow and Senior Tutor, and Mrs Deborah Loveluck (2007), Fellow and Development Director, will be visiting Hong Kong.

Please join us for a lecture and light buffet kindly arranged by Professor David Cheung (1958) at the Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong from 6.30- 8.30pm.

The lecture will be given by Fellow, Senior Tutor and College Lecturer in English Dr Paul Hartle:

"Look with thine Ears": Hearing Shakespeare's Voices in a Visual World, drawing from his long and distinguished career in teaching and publishing in Medieval and Renaissance literature.

The evening is free to St Catharine's College Members who may each bring one guest; Cambridge University alumni and their guests are welcome at a ticket price of HK$200. To book your place, please follow the link to the St Catharine's College Events booking form:

Dress code is lounge suits or equivalent.
If you wish to attend please contact us at or on +44 1223 748164. Please reply by 10 February 2014.

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