Thursday, April 23, 2015

BOAT RACE: 82nd NYC Dinner 2015

The program is posted here.

Links to photos and remarks are posted if and when received.

Boat Race Events in North America - 2015.

The History of Boat Race Dinners in North America.


6:30 pm

7:30 pm

Sally Fan (Green Templeton, Oxford)

Introduction of Fr. Leahy
Antonia Apps (Magdalen, Oxford)

Fr. Edwin Leahy

Introduction of Seth Lesser
Antonia Apps

The Boat Races
Seth Lesser (Magdalen, Oxford)

Introduction of Peter Sealy
Antonia Apps

Toast to the President
Peter Sealy (Pembroke, Cambridge)

Introduction of John Tepper Marlin
Antonia Apps

Toast to the Queen
John Tepper Marlin (Trinity, Oxford)

In 1740 Thomas Arne wrote the original music for James Thomson's patriotic poem for a unified Britain, "Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!"
At that time, Britain's ruling the waves was aspirational. But it became a reality. 
On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 89th birthday. She has completed the 63rd year of her reign.

Over the many years, she has unforgettably mastered three different waves.

First, the erase-the-blackboard wave. 

Second, the wipe-the-window wave.
Finally, the wave for which she is best known, the screw-in-the-light-bulb wave.

It is hard for me to imagine the darkness of a world without her.  

Please be upstanding.
Ladies and Gentlemen... The Queen.
Introduction of Paul Bernstein
Antonia Apps

Toast to the Universities
Paul Bernstein (Jesus, Cambridge)

Introduction of Herve Gouraige
Antonia Apps

Introduction of Steve Trachtenberg
Herve Gouraige (Merton, Oxford)

Response from the Universities
Steve Trachtenberg (Nuffield, Oxford)

Closing Remarks
Antonia Apps

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