The Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Societies invite you to join them on Saturday, April 14th, for a trip to the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s premier wine-growing region. Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe produces roughly 90% of all the wine that comes from Mexico today. The “Guadalupe Valley” has a rich history – the region has been producing wine since the 1700’s and is, in fact, one of the oldest wine-growing regions in all the Americas. After colonization by the Spaniards, settlers from other European countries such as Italy and Russia arrived with their own unique grape varieties and planted them in the rich soil of the Valle de Guadalupe. Some of the most popular wines of the region include Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Malbec and Barbera
After meeting at the Border at 9.00am we’ll board our luxury coach just south of the Border, and a brunch of Red and Green Chilaquiles with freshly squeezed orange juice will be served. On arrival in the Valle we’ll visit Viña Garza for a tasting of 2 whites and 4 reds, then Emeve Wines for 3 reds. Our stay in the Valle will culminate with a very special, multi-course, late-lunch/early dinner, Mexican-family style, at Finca Altozano.
After a wonderful day in the Valle de Guadalupe we’ll return to the Border between 6.00 and 7.00pm, depending upon how long we linger at Finca Altozano and traffic getting back.
There are only a small number of tickets available so EARLY REGISTATION HERE is highly recommended. The fee is $130 per person which includes transportation, brunch, tip for the driver, 2 winery visits and luncheon (but not drinks at lunch). A valid passport will be required to make the trip. If tickets are sold out please contact Martin Dalgleish to be put on the Waiting List.
We do hope that you’ll join us for this very special opportunity.
Harvard Professor Maria Tatar is our special presenter during brunch.
Maria Tatar’s research focuses on Modern German Culture, Folklore, and Children’s Literature. Her most recent work, The Annotated Peter Pan, commemotes 100 years of J.M. Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy. She has written books about Weimar Culture, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and childhood reading. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, and the Harvard Crimson. Her work has been featured on the Today Show and in Harvard Magazine.
Prof. Tatar will talk about fairy tale heroines for the 21st century: how old and new fairy tales provide structure, empowerment and agency (or not) to their heroines and what lessons we can draw about them for our society today.
Featured Guest: Professor Maria Tatar
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – Champagne Reception; 11:30 a.m. – Brunch
Location: San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: HCSD Member – $55/ HCSD Member plus one guest – $120 / Non-Member – $70 / Table of 10 – $600
Cancellation Policy: We are sorry, but we cannot offer refunds for this event.
Yacht Club Dress Code: Smart Casual.
Yacht Club Parking: Free-parking on-site or on street if the Club is busy. If the parking is full, and you need to drop someone at the door, ask the at the guard shack for permission to drop your guest.
Thursday, May 3 at 6 PM – 9 PM
True Food Kitchen (at UTC)4303 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 2100, San Diego, CA 92122
Professor Michael Sparer will make a return engagement to Columbia Alumni Association of San Diego to talk about “What Next for the U.S. Health System: From the Affordable Care Act to Amazon.”
Michael S. Sparer, J.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Professor Sparer studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-and-middle income populations, both in the United States and globally.
Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation. After leaving the practice of law, Sparer obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from Brandeis University. Sparer is the former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.
Professor Sparer is a two-time winner of the Mailman School’s Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the winner of the Core Curriculum Teaching Excellence Award.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Building 200 @ Liberty Station
Address: 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Tickets: $10 annual dues-paying Ivy-Plus alumni
$15 Ivy-Plus alumni and guests
Complimentary parking; includes appetizers and beverages
RSVP & Register:
Any questions, please contact CAASD President Alex Szabo firstname.lastname@example.org
June 7th Ivy + Friends Happy Hour
Come out for an Ivy Mixer on June 7th and hopefully a beautiful sunset at L’Auberge in Del Mar! As usual, please join us on the first Thursday of the month to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Please feel welcome to bring a friend, partner, or spouse to this event, the more the merrier!
June’s event will occur in Del Mar at L’Auberge in Del Mar from 6-8 PM. L’Auberge has multiple restaurants and we will hold this event at the Living Room. Food is served and there is a full bar.
July’s event will occur in UTC at Eureka! from 6-8 PM.
4353 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Bivouac Ciderwork, Thursday November 1st from 6-8pm!
3986 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
There is street parking and a parking complex $1/hour located at 29th and North Park Way (North Park Garage). Bivouac Ciderworks is kid friendly 🙂
3986 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Come join the Oxbridge and Ivy+ Groups for a Cheese and Wine Tasting at Venissimo’s Del Mar,
You will be introduced to and taste a total of 12 different cheeses and 6 different wines (with the focus being on selecting wines to match up with cheeses). Proprietor Rob Graff is outstandingly knowledgable on anything to do with cheeses and will be able to answer any question you have on where the cheeses come from, what type of animal produced the milk, and how the milk is converted into the cheese you taste.
Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets HERE asap.
Brian E.P.Beeston, Cambridge, 1958, Natural Sciences
President, Cambridge Alumni Society – San Diego