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Rowing on Sagamiko, Hiking on Mount Takao, Dining at Ukai Toriyama, Saturday, October 1st, 2016 (all day)

The first main event of the second half (September to December) consists of three separate activities: rowing on Sagamiko, hiking on Mount Takao, and dining at Ukai Toriyama. Needless to say, it is not compulsory to participate in all three!

An outline of each activity can be found in the notice sent to members on September 15th. If you would like to take part, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) September 24th, making sure that you specify in your reply which of the three activities you and your guest(s) intend to participate in.


October 2017 Event TBD

October 2017 Event TBD


Party for New Oxbridge Students, Armani Ristorante Wine Lounge, July 7, 2016 (18:30 – 21:00)

The main purpose of this event is to give new students (both undergraduates and graduates) going up to Oxford or Cambridge for the 2016/2017 academic year an opportunity to meet members of The Cambridge & Oxford Society and, in the process, gain a few useful tips on how to prepare for the experience. C&O members and new students will be able to chat informally while enjoying drinks and excellent Italian cuisine from an extensive buffet selection.

The party will be held at the fashionable Armani Ristorante Wine Lounge in Ginza (Armani Ginza Tower 10F, 5-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061; http://www.armani-ristorante.jp/ristorante/shopinfo.html) and is open only to members of C&O and students starting at Oxford or Cambridge in the autumn of 2016, although members and new students alike are welcome to invite one guest each. Please note that we will check with the universities the bone fides of all non-C&O members who apply to attend.

If you would like to attend this event, please contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Sunday, July 3.

All-inclusive attendance fees: C&O members and guests 7,000 yen, new students 5,000 yen (payable in advance by bank transfer; account details will be sent to those who sign up; full charge for no-shows and anyone who cancels after the deadline [July 3])

Dress code: smart casual


Buffet Dinner at Tsunamachi Mitsui Club, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (18:30 - 21:00)

Our main May event is a Summer Buffet Party on Tuesday, May 10th at Tsunamachi Mitsui Club (www.tsunamachimitsuiclub.co.jp/), a private club for senior members of the Mitsui Group, which is housed in a spectacular 1913 mansion designed by British architect Josiah Conder (1852 – 1920). It was originally built as the Mitsui family’s guesthouse. This will be our fourth visit to the Club.

To give participants a chance to view the extensive gardens before it goes dark, the reception desk will open at 18:00. Please note, however, that drinks will not be served until 18:30.

Members are welcome to invite one guest each.

Attendance fees (subsidised by the Society): 8,000 yen (members), 10,000 yen (guests)
Dress code: jacket and tie

If you would like to attend this event, please let Tim Minton know by Thursday, May 5th (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org).


Early Summer Party, British Ambassador's Residence, Thursday, June 2, 2016 (18:30 - 21:00)

Our annual Early Summer Party will be hosted by C&O President and British Ambassador to Japan Mr Tim Hitchens.

Dress code: Lounge suits
Attendance fees: 10,000 yen for members, 12,500 yen for guests
Payment is required in advance; the Society’s bank account details will be sent to those who apply; those who cancel after the deadline (20th May) will be charged the full attendance fee (13,000 yen) unless their places can be passed on.

If you wish to attend this key event in the Society’s calendar, please apply to Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Friday, 20th May. Please supply the following information:
Your full name in both romaji and kanji (if applicable)
Your university/college
The full name of your guest (in both romaji and kanji) if you intend to bring one; please also state the sex of your guest if it is not completely obvious from his/her name (this information is required for insurance purposes).
In principle only one guest per member is allowed, although this rule is waived in the case of family members.


Buffet Dinner at Kojunsha, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (19:00 - 21:00)

This will be our third visit to Kojunsha, a private club founded in 1880 by Yukichi Fukuzawa. Our event will be held in the Chu-Shokudo. Kojunsha is located in Ginza 6-chome; directions will be sent to those who sign up.

Members are welcome to invite one guest each (more than one in the case of family members).

This event will be attended by the President of the Cambridge Union, James Hutt (Pembroke), and the Debating Officerof the Cambridge Union, Muhammad Asadullah Khan (Trinity).

Attendance fee: 7,500 yen (payable in advance)
Dress code: jacket and tie

Please note that the event starts at 19:00 and not 18:30.

If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Minton by Thursday, March 17th (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org).


Joint event with the Japan Stanford Association - drinks, buffet and music at Slainte, March 9 (Wed), 19:00 - 22:00

This will be our first joint event with the Japan Stanford Association, for which we have booked one of our regular haunts, Slainte (4-5-21 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013). Along with food, wine and stimulating conversation, we will also be treated to 30 minutes or so of vocal entertainment by Ms Kei Takayanagi.

Attendance fee: 4,000 yen (includes buffet, drinks and music
Payment is required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend.

Dress code: none

Members who would like to attend should contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Monday, March 7th. Members may invite one guest each.

Please note that the event begins at 19:00 rather than at our usual starting time of 18:30.


Buffet Dinner at Armani Ristorante Wine Lounge, February 29 (Mon), 18:30 - 21:00

Our first main event of 2016 will be a relaxing evening of delicious food and wine at Armani Ristorante Wine Lounge in Ginza (Armani Ginza Tower 10F, 5-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061).

Attendance fee: 7,000 yen (includes buffet and all drinks)
Payment is required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend. No refunds for those who sign up but do not attend, or who cancel after the closing date (Feb. 25).

Dress code: smart casual

Members who would like to attend should contact Tim Minton (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by Thursday, February 25th. Members may invite one guest each.


Dinner at Tokyo Club in Honour of Lord Smith of Finsbury, Master of Pembroke College Cambridge, April 4, 2016 (18:30 - 21:00)

We are delighted to welcome Lord Smith of Finsbury, Master of Pembroke College Cambridge, to a five-course seated dinner at The Tokyo Club. Lord Smith has kindly agreed to speak after dinner.

Members are welcome to invite one guest.

Members who would like to attend this dinner should let Tim Minton know (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by March 30th.

Dress code: jacket and tie (required by Tokyo Club rules)
Attendance fee: 8,000 yen (Payment is required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend. Those who cancel after the deadline [March 30th] or fail to show up will not be refunded.)


Christmas Party at Hotel New Otani, December 14, 2015 (18:30 - 21:00)

If you would like to join us for an evening of merriment at what is, for C&O, a new venue, please let Tim Minton know (t.minton[at]camford[dot]org) by December 10th. Members are welcome to invite one guest each.

Attendance fees: members 9,000 yen, guests 12,000 yen
Payment is required in advance; account details will be sent to those who apply to attend. No refunds for no-shows or cancellations after December 10th.

Dress code: lounge suits


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