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Forthcoming event

Elizabethan Club Dinner 2017

Thursday, 9th November 7pm up School, 8pm College Hall
Booking: Opens Play Term

We are honoured that former Elizabethan Club President and President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger (WW, 1961-65) will speak at this year's Elizabethan Club Dinner.

Lord Neuberger is Britain's most senior judge and oversaw the landmark Brexit case at the Supreme Court. President of the Supreme Court since 2012, he steps down in September. His perspective on the case and the treatment of the judiciary (on which he has recently been quoted in the press) are sure to make for a fascinating speech. In a recent interview for the Today programme on Radio 4 Lord Neuberger was quoted as saying:

“We [judges in general] were certainly not well treated...One has to be careful about being critical of the press, particularly as a lawyer or judge, because our view of life is very different from that of the media. I think some of what was said was undermining the rule of law.”

After leaving Westminster, David Neuberger went on to study Chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. 

Following a brief spell in the world of investment banking, he was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1974, where he became a Bencher in 1993. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1987 and was a Recorder from 1990 to 1996, when he was appointed a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division and received the customary knighthood. In 2001, he was made Supervisory Chancery Judge of the Midland, Wales and Chester, and of the Western Circuits, a post he held until 2004, when he was promoted to become a Lord Justice of Appeal and a member of the Privy Council. 
In 2007, he became Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was made a life peer as Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury. His rise to the Court of Appeal and then to the House of Lords is one of the quickest in recent times.  In 2009 he was appointed Master of the Rolls.

Legacy Picture 2Forthcoming event

What Came Next for Four OWW?

18th May 2017
6pm-8pm (drinks from 6pm)
Tickets: £5 (to cover drinks and nibbles) 

The Senior Tutor, Jeremy Kemball, interviews four OWW – each on the brink of great success in their chosen field. How have their professional lives developed since Westminster? What challenges have they faced? What’s next?



Keren Mitchell (WW, 1999-2004)
Keren is on his 4th career since graduating from the University of Oxford in 2007. Formerly a Management Consultant and employee at Innocent Drinks, he then founded and ran TheJobCrowd, one of the UK’s leading graduate recruitment sites, for seven years before selling the company in 2015. With a long-standing interest in property, he is now working as a property developer, a consultant for a property technology start up and is launching his own new start up in the property sector. Having constantly fretted but never been sure about what he wanted to do career-wise, and having worked with graduate employers across 17 different sectors with TheJobCrowd, he has a unique perspective on graduate careers on what makes for career happiness. 

Marianna Hay (AHH, 2002-04)
After reading music at Oxford University, Marianna joined Teach First as a music teacher at Highbury Grove School in Islington. She subsequently became the school's Director of Music, setting up its first in-school music academy and working closely with Music First, a charity that builds communities and transforms young lives through music in Islington. She became Music First’s director of programme development in 2010. Marianna founded Orchestras For All in 2011 and is the orchestra's Chief Executive and Artistic Director. She was nominated as a 2013 Woman of Achievement by Women of the Year and shortlisted for a Woman of the Future award in 2015. In 2016, Marianna won the Musician’s Union Inspiration Award for her work with Orchestras for all at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. 

Stefan Sienkiewicz BA MSt DPhil Oxf (GG, 1999-2004)
Career Development Fellow in Ancient Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford
Core subject area: Ancient Philosophy.Teaching: Early Greek philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus, Mill, general philosophy, ethics.
Research interests: Ancient Greek philosophy - in particular the logical and epistemological issues raised by Pyrrhonian scepticism. 

Bobby Talalay (HH, 1999-04)
UCL - 2005-2008 (History), City University - 2008-9 (Law conversion course), BPP - 2009-2010 (BVC)
“I was called to the bar in 2010 and have been a tenant at 5 Essex Court Chambers since 2011. I specialise in police law and public law, representing forces across the country in judicial reviews, civil claims, misconduct hearings, inquests and employment claims. I have also recently been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of counsel and have started to represent the government in a variety of different types of legal matters. Recent cases I have been involved in include:
- an application by the police for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order to protect three young girls from FGM 
- a challenge to the lawfulness of a youth reprimand given for sexual assault as part of a wider challenge to the legislation around disclosing cautions and convictions to potential employers
- a misconduct case where a police sergeant was in due course dismissed for failing to respond to a fatal stabbing and had used racist and homophobic language
- a claim for damages where a police dog bit a burglar- an inquest into the death of a person in prison where he had previously tried to hang himself at court"

We hope that this will be the first in a series of ‘What Came Next’ events. This event is open to former parents and OWW and family guests/partners are most welcome. 

OW Events

18th May 2017
What Came Next for Four OWW?  

7th June 2017
Rigaud's Dinner  

1st July 2017
Henley Drinks

6th July 2017
Open Houses

9th November 2017
Elizabethan Club Dinner


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