21st January 2013 - Annual Dinner

Dear Members,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the annual dinner of the

Cambridge Society will be held on the evening of Monday 21st January

2013 from 19hrs.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Mark Janse as our guest and

speaker. Having studied Classics, Hebrew and Linguistics, Prof. Janse

has held professorships at the Universities of Ghent and Utrecht;

visiting fellowships at All Souls College Oxford, Amsterdam University

and the Onassis Foundation; visiting professorships at Ohio State

University, the Universities of Patras, Ghent and Amsterdam; is

research associate at Bangor University and a Senior Visiting Scholar

of the Alexander S. Onassis foundation.

Prof. Janse will speak not about the life of languages but of their

death; he is expected to draw upon his own discovery of living

speakers of Cappadocian Greek, a language thought to be long since


We are most pleased that the dinner will again be held at the "Club

des Officers du Premier Regiment de Guides", (32, rue d'Arlon,

Brussels 1000, close to Luxembourg Station).

We would like all members to feel they can attend (partners welcome,

if space allows!). Accordingly, whilst the full ticket price for

members & their partners is €60/head, we would like to offer two

special concessions. Firstly a special price for members under 30 of

€40/head and secondly the possibility of attendance subsidised by

society funds if anyone should be in a position of genuine need

(please apply accordingly). The price for non-member Cantabrigians is


Please reply to this e-mail to confirm your attendance to the

Secretary, Caroline Laske, by 14.01.2013 and make your payment to the

Cambridge Society bank account (BE 84 3770 0232 0559 in the name of

Vierlich-Jürcke) mentioning "Annual Dinner 2013" before that date.

Your participation is confirmed once your payment has been received.

(Please note, that no refunds for cancellations can be made after


Dress is black tie or smart evening dress.

On behalf of all the Committee,

Yours sincerely,

Rupert Carter

P.S. It will perhaps interest certain of you that Mr Guy Knapton has

secured, with the kindness of Graham's, a case of Late Bottled Vintage

Port for when the moment comes.