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An Enduring Tradition

For more than seventy years, the Oxford and Cambridge Committee of Washington, D.C. has hosted the annual Oxford and Cambridge Dinner in the nation’s capital.  All members of Oxford and Cambridge and their guests may attend this renowned event, the largest such gathering to take place on a continuing basis anywhere in the world.  Originally linked to The Boat Race, the event comprises an evening of fine wine and cuisine and exceptional speakers from both Universities.

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Past Speakers

In the recent past, guest speakers and hosts have included Katy Kay of BBC America, James Fallows, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Gillian Tett of the Financial Times, Lord Smith of Finsbury, former U.K. cabinet minister, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol, Edward Luce, U.S. Editor  of the Financial Times., Slate’s Jacob Weisberg and former British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott.

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The 73nd Annual Dinner 2020

has been postponed, likely until later in the year.  We expect that the dinner will still be held at the National Press Club.  

The currently scheduled speakers are George Will , the nationally renowned political commentator, and Ken Ludwig, the playwright, director and author of "How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare."  


 Dress is black tie (preferred), college blazer, evening kilt, or equivalent.  Attendance at the Dinner is also open to spouses, partners and guests of those of who have attended Cambridge or Oxford.  

2020 Annual Dinner Tickets