Welcome to the website of the Cambridge & Oxford Society.
I’m delighted to accept the invitation of the Committee and become the President of the Cambridge & Oxford Society.
As some of you will know, my wife and I (both graduates of Christ’s Cambridge in 1983) were members of the Society in Japan in the late 1980s. It had then, as it has now, a character unlike all other societies: drawn from a restricted number, but encompassing a very wide range of individuals, working in organisations large and very small. About two thirds of us are Japanese, all marked by the exceptional experience of studying at two of the world’s greatest universities. And we live and work across Japan.
So I am very pleased to take on the role of President. I hope that I will have a chance to meet most of the members over the course of my four years in this country, which I have known since I first arrived in 1977. It’s an exciting time to be here, and an exciting time to re-energise the close links between our two great countries.