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Christmas Hall 2015 - 11 Dec

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Christmas Hall 2015
Dear Friends of Cambridge,

It is time for our Christmas Hall and look what we have found this time, a nice long bench in the middle of thousands of books!

Date: Friday, 11 Dec 2015
Time: Drinks at 19:00 followed by Dinner at 20:00
Venue: The Herbivores (9/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay)
Costs: HKD 400 per person with free flow of orange juice, soft drinks and house wines
Exchange of Gifts: As usual, we strongly encourage bringing along a gift within HKD 150 for exchange

For reservation of seats, please refer to the attached menu, select your main course and send an email to Edward Ma (

Please do come and join us and we look forward to seeing you soon!
For the menu, please follow this link.

20150911 The Friends of Cambridge University Biennial Dinner

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20150904 Prince Philip Scholarship Award Ceremony

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Ebola

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[This is NOT a Friends of Cambridge event]
Monday 7 September, 5.30pm
Everything You Wanted to Know About Ebola
Dame Barbara Stocking shares insight from her recent report into WHO’s response to the Ebola crisis.
Venue: School of Public Health, Hong Kong University
Tickets: free of charge, but please book following this link:

Dame Barbara Stocking became the 5th President of Murray Edwards College, founded as New Hall, in July 2013.

In March 2015, she was appointed Chair of the Independent Panel of Experts to assess WHO’s response in the Ebola outbreak. The Final Report was published in July 2015.

Prior to taking up her post at Murray Edwards College, Barbara was Chief Executive of Oxfam GB from May 2001 until February 2013. During this time she led major humanitarian responses. On campaigning, Barbara led Oxfam's work on Make Poverty History, and more recently their work on climate change and the current Grow campaign on food justice in a resource constrained world. Barbara regularly spoke at major global meetings.

Previously a member of the top management team of the National Health Service, in her eight years with the NHS Barbara worked as regional director for the South East of England, and then as the founding Director of the NHS Modernisation Agency.

Barbara is married and has two sons. She was awarded a CBE for health services in 2000 and a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) for humanitarian services in the 2008.

A Murray Edwards College (Founded as New Hall) Alumnae Celebration Dinner

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A Murray Edwards College (Founded as New Hall) event.
Wednesday 9 September, 7.30pm
Alumnae Celebration Dinner
Dinner for alumnae, parents and students. We welcome all alumnae, current students and their parents to a special dinner to celebrate the start of the 2015/16 academic year.
Venue: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Kellet Island, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tickets: $500 HKD (?38) available via the College online shop at

20150904 Prince Philip Scholarship Award Presentation Ceremony

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Dr. the Honourable Sir David K.P Li, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong requests the pleasure of your company at the 2015 Prince Philip Scholarship Presentation Ceremony and Cocktail Reception on Friday 4th September, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Venue: Dragon Rooms, The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Hong Kong

Guest of Honour
Dr. James Hickson, Fellow of Pembroke College
Chairman of the Prince Philip Scholarship Selection Committee

Special Guest from Cambridge
Dr Stuart Martin
Senior Tutor & Director of Studies in Mathematics, Magdalene College

RSVP e-mail:
before 31st August 2015

11 Sept 2015 - The Friends of Cambridge University Biennial Dinner

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The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong

Request the pleasure of your company at

Biennial Dinner 2015
Friday, 11th September 2015
at the Owners Box, 6/F Members Stand I, Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong

With Guest of Honour:
The Honourable Wong Yan Lung, GBM, SC, JP
Temple Chambers

Dress Code: Business Casual
Tickets: Members: HK$880 / Guests: HK$1,080
(A package for table bookings of 10 persons is available at HK$9,800)

RSVP on enclosed form by 28th August 2015
Cocktails from 6:00pm Dinner from 8:00pm

RSVP form from this link

Summer Mentorship/ Career Workshop 2015

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Summer Mentorship/ Career Workshop 2015 (The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong x Cambridge University Chinese Society x Cambridge University Hong Kong and China Affairs Society)
The Annual Careers Workshop is an excellent opportunity to broaden your horizons and widen your opportunities. This year, there will be a focus on learning business skills that may be deployed in the workplace. As ever, the workshop will mainly involve several well-qualified mentors (who themselves are closely associated with Cambridge!). They are specialists in their respective industries and so will be able to provide insightful advice and knowledge. For the first time, there will be close interaction with these indispensable mentors in small groups, allowing for greater understanding and answering of any queries.
After the 3-day workshop, speakers from the three sessions will join us for drinks and dinner. You are invited to take this opportunity to thank the mentors for all their efforts.
This is a great careers opportunity not to be missed!
VENUE: 23/F Bank of East Asia Building, Central, Hong Kong (Access through 22/F)
SESSION I - August 1 (Sat)
14:00 – 16:00 Consulting
16:00 – 18:15 Basic Financial Knowledge and Solving Business Cases
For the consulting workshop, speakers will take participants through an introduction to consulting, overview of case studies, and post-consulting career options etc. The second part of Session I focuses more on technical business skills, covering basic financial knowledge and business case studies.
SESSION II - August 8 (Sat)
14:00- 16:00 Entrepreneurship
16:15 – 18:15 Banking
The entrepreneurship workshop will be an interesting learning opportunity for those who are interested in building their own start-ups - our guest speakers will touch on topics such as start-up and business idea generation, challenges start-ups face etc. As for the banking workshop, there will be a overview to the different arms and offices of a bank.
SESSION III - August 22 (Sat)
14:00 – 16:00 CV
16:15 – 18:15 Interview skills
The CV and interview skills workshop will cover all industries - consulting, banking, law. Mentors from these fields will share with participants their experiences with recruiting, giving participants a glimpse of how the process is viewed from the perspective of a recruiter, as well as the dos and don'ts that applicants should take note of.
Date: August 22 (Sat)
Time: 19:00 till late
Venue: Victoria Suite, Hong Kong Club
Fee: HKD 600
The structure of each workshop (each focusing on a different industry) will be as follows:
1. Overview of the industry
2. Brief introduction of speakers
3. Small group discussions with specialists of the field*
*During the small group discussion, students will be able to interact with professionals and ask questions. Areas include, but are not limited to, type of work encountered, work-life balance, career options upon exit from the industry, or technical knowledge.
Registration form:

Hong Kong Sinfonietta: Valeriy Sokolov Plays Bart?k Violin Concerto No 2 6 June 2015 (Sat), 8pm

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Note: This is not an event organised by Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Sinfonietta: Valeriy Sokolov Plays Bart?k Violin Concerto No 2
6 June 2015 (Sat), 8pm
HK City Hall Concert Hall
To book tickets:

Cambridge alumnus and conductor Ken Lam will conduct the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Lutosławski’s Symphonic Variations and Schumann’s Symphony No 4. Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov will also perform the rarely-heard Bart?k Violin Concerto No 2 with the orchestra, under the baton of Lam.
Currently Music Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Ken Lam is also Associate Conductor for Education of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, Resident Conductor of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, Associate Professor and Director of Orchestra at Montclair State University in New Jersey and Artistic Director of Hong Kong Voices.
Lam read economics at St John's College, Cambridge University and was an attorney specializing in international finance for ten years before becoming a conductor.
Here’s also a link to our Facebook post, so that you can share it on any Facebook platforms:

Pro Arte Labour Day Concert

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Note: This is not a Friends of Cambridge University organised event.

Pianist Danny Driver and conductor Ho-man Choi, both Cambridge alumni, will perform in the following concert presented by Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong -

Pro Arte Labour Day Concert - Danny Driver's Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2

"bold, exuberant and precise" - The Guardian
'superb' and 'riveting' - The New York Times
'impeccable technique and musicianship' - The Gramophone

Date: 1 May 2015 Friday (Labour Day Public Holiday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in C-minor, Op 18
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

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