History Society Dinner, Saturday 17 February 2024
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE OF WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2024 HAS NOW PASSED.
The New College History Society will hold its annual reception, talk, and dinner which will take place on Saturday 17 February 2024. This is a student-led initiative which aims to strengthen the community of historians past and present.
The event will start at 5.45pm with drinks in the McGregor Matthews Room, and then a talk by guest speaker, Professor Michael Broers. This will be followed by dinner in the Founder’s Library at around 7.30pm.
About the speaker:
Michael Broers is Emeritus Professor of Western European History at the University of Oxford. His The Napoleonic Empire in Italy, 1796-1814. Cultural Imperialism in a European Context? (Palgrave, 2005) won the Prix Napoléon of the Fondation Napoléon; he was a Visiting Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2003. In 2011-13, he held a Major Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the project ‘Napoleonic Civilisation’. He recently completed a three-volume life of Napoleon for Pegasus Books NYC/Faber & Faber, London, the final volume of which was voted a Kirkus best biography of 2022. In 2021 he was elected a socio-corrispondente of the Deputazione Subalpina di Storia Patria.
The History Society aims to put on several events over the year.
- Hilary Term: Society Annual Dinner
The Society’s annual dinner will be open to New College History undergraduates, fellows, and Old Members, bringing together all generations of New College historians.
- Michaelmas Term and Trinity Term: Speaker Series
The Society will host a world-leading academic to discuss their most recent work. These lectures will be open to all current New College historians.
We also hope that you might consider supporting the Society with a regular contribution. The financial needs are not great, but such support will:
- cover travel costs and drinks associated with the Speaker Series
- subsidise the costs of dinner for students who might otherwise not be able to attend
- provide funds for future events to connect Old Members and undergraduates
We greatly appreciate any support you can offer and, if you wish to make a gift, please complete the Donation Form.
We are extremely grateful to those Old Members who currently contribute; thank you for your continued support.
With best wishes,
Gilbert Ressel and Thomas Ricketts
Co-Presidents of the New College History Society