Informals Social: Oxford

I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas season and are ready for a new year of Oxfordshire CIPA Informals! Our next Social will take place in a few weeks’ time:

Date Thursday 12 February 2015
Time 7 pm
Venue The King’s Arms (40 Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3SP) http://kingsarmsoxford.co.uk/menus.php

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Oxfordshire Social: This Thursday!

Date Thursday 30 October 2014

Time 7 pm

Venue Chutney’s Indian Brasserie (36 St Michael’s St, Oxford OX1 2EB: http://www.chutneysoxford.co.uk/)

Everyone welcome, the more the merrier so please do bring along other trainees from your firm. Please contact Seth (sroberts@marks-clerk.com) or Gabor (gzombori@marks-clerk.com) if you’d like to attend or have any questions.

Oxford Summer Social

We are planning another Oxford Informals event! We have decided this time to go for a pub evening:

Date: Thursday 21 August 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Red Lion (central Oxford)

Please let me or Seth know if you can make it. We are planning to buy a large selection of tasty bar snacks with some of the Informals subsidy!.

We realise that a lot of you will be focussing on the upcoming UK foundation and advanced exams. I myself cannot think of a better way to take a well-deserved break from the books than by having some drinks and snacks with my fellow trainees…[Ed: me neither!]

Although this is an Informals meeting, we of course do not want to exclude any qualified attorneys (or trainee trade mark attorneys) who may want to come along and socialise. Please feel free to invite anyone who wants to come!

Ben Oakley & Seth Roberts
(Regional Secretaries – Oxford)

Oxford April Social

I hope you’re ready for another Oxford CIPA Informals event! This time we’ve decided to go for a curry:

Date: 10 April 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: Curry restaurant TBC (central Oxford)

Please let us know if you can make it by the end of next week (28 March). Once we have an idea of numbers we will book the restaurant and see if we can get any discounts. As at the last meal, there will be a small subsidy provided by CIPA (which will probably be £5 off the food bill per person). If you know of anyone who has not been included in the Oxford mailing list, please forward this information to them and let us know. Although this is an Informals meeting, we do not want to exclude any qualified attorneys who may want to come along and socialise, so please feel free to invite anyone who wants to come!

Seth Roberts
(Regional Secretary – Oxford)

Oxford January Social

Seasons’ greetings from Seth Roberts and Ben Oakley; we are the new CIPA Informals Regional Secretaries for Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. We are taking over from Steven Pediani and Tim Kim, and we hope to continue their good work in arranging social events and tutorials for the trainees in the region.

We’re aiming to arrange informal get-togethers on at least a quarterly basis, and the first event will be in January, after the Christmas rush:

Date: 09 January 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: Thai restaurant TBC (central Oxford)

Please let us know if you can make it. Once we have an idea of numbers we will be able to book the restaurant and see if we can get any good deals (like the free wine at the curry a while ago).  There is also likely to be a small subsidy to the bill provided by CIPA, like there has been for these events in the past.  We are aiming to make a booking on the 14 December, so if you could let us know if you would like to come along by then, that would be great.

If you know of anyone who has not been included in the mailing list, please forward this email to them and let us know. Although this is an Informals meeting, we do not want to exclude any qualified attorneys who may want to come along and socialise, so please feel free to invite anyone who wants to come!

We hope to see you on the 9 January.

Ben Oakley & Seth Roberts
(Regional Secretaries – Oxford)

Oxford drinks – 7 March

Trainee and recently-qualified patent attorneys in the Oxford area are invited to drinks at All Bar One, Oxford (High Street) on Thursday 7 March 2013, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Informals are subsidising the event, so your first drink will be free!

Those working in private practice or in-house for industry, for spin-outs, for tech transfer offices, or for any other organisation, are equally welcome to attend.

If you’d like to come along, please contact Steven Pediani, Timothy Kim, or Alex Robinson.