Student-Alumni Dinner, Wednesday 20 December, 2017, Novotel Kirchberg

After an excellent Michaelmas Dinner at the Cercle Münster, the next event on the Society’s calendar is the Student-Alumni Dinner which will be held at the Novotel-Kirchberg on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 starting at 7.00pm.

We held a very similar event last year, it was one of the highlights of the Society’s year, so we want to repeat it. It brings together current students In Cambridge from Luxembourg, including the one Fresher we have this year, undergraduate and graduate students, and the alumni members of the Society. We already have confirmations from 7 students, and are now looking for a good turnout of alumni.

The formula will be similar to last year: we will start with aperitifs at 7.00pm, during which four students/alumni will give us short presentations about their research or a subject of interest. Each one will be about 10 minutes. Last year’s were both interesting and entertaining, so that there was quite a buzz as we then proceeded to the tables for the buffet supper. The Novotel once again will provide us with a copious cold and hot buffet. Students and alumni will mix on the tables.

The students are our guests, so they do not pay for their drinks or food. The Society and the alumni cover the costs of their consumption.

The charge for the buffet for alumni remains the same as last year at €45 per head. All drinks are paid for on the night.

In order to reserve a place, please send me an email at saying how many you will be. Spouses, partners, friends are welcome. Please also transfer the appropriate amount to the Society’s bank account (contact me if you don’t know it, I don’t want to broadcast it on the web!) with the mention “Student-Alumni Dinner” . Receipt of the funds confirms your place(s) at the event.

I would be most grateful if you would make your reservations without delay so that we know how many we will be. The deadline for reservations and payment is Sunday, 17 December in the evening.

Please help us to make this event a great success once again!

John Speed, Secretary


Michaelmas Dinner, 15 November, 2017


Dear Cantabrigians!

We are pleased to invite you and your partner to the annual Michaelmas Dinner to be held at :

Cercle Munster

5-7, rue Munster


Wednesday, 15th November 2017

Drinks and petits feuilletés will be served from 19h00

Dress is formal (black-tie) and gowns may be worn if you so wish.

The menu choices are as follows:

Menu 1:

Betteraves confites en papillote et flétan fumé

Joue de boeuf braisé au Pinot noir et mousseline de pommes de terre

Poire Belle Hélène aux airelles

Menu 2:

Œuf friand, haricots verts et poitrine de porc fumée croustillante

Dorade sébaste, coulis de tomates, champignons et pâtes à l’encre de seiche

Tarte aux coings et crème d’amandes

All to be accompanied by fine wines, and followed by coffee with petit fours after dinner.

In case you would prefer a vegetarian menu, or in case of any special dietary requirements, please just drop Rakesh an email (see address below) so that we can work out something suitable.

For members who have paid their annual membership fees for 2017, the costs for the evening are as follows:

Menu 1 – €49 (for any attending non-members €59);

Menu 2 – €52 (for any attending non-members €62).

If you wish to join us in what is one of the most significant and enjoyable events in the Society’s calendar please reply to  by latest 30th October giving the name(s) of who will be coming and indicating the choice of menu(s).

Please also transfer the appropriate amount to the Society’s bank account BCEELULL IBAN LU24 0019 3855 9528 0000 with the mention “CSOL MICH DINNER 2017″.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.